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April Garden Calendar

Lawn Seed or Overseed cool-season lawns in the spring (late-March to April) or fall (September to late-October). Always use New Lawn Starter when seeding. Apply crabgrass preventers from March to mid-April. Do not use a crabgrass preventer if you are overseeding.…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of the lawn that needs overseeding. Overseed fescue lawn at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Visit our grass seed calculator to determine the quantity of seed needed. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard’n-wise Premium…

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Crabgrass Prevention

When you envision a lush, green lawn or beautifully manicured garden beds, the last thing you want to see is an invasive, weed-like grass known as crabgrass. This pesky annual plant seems to pop up out of nowhere, quickly taking…

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Dandelions

Dandelions

No lawn weed is more recognized than the Dandelion. They are relatively easy to control as long as they are treated at the right time. You will get the best control by spraying in October or November. The next best…

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Henbit

Henbit and Chickweed

Henbit and chickweed are two weeds with very similar lifecycles and methods for control. While they can show up in shrub beds, they are more of a concern in the lawn. Henbit is the showier of the two with obvious…

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Seed Potatoes

Potato Planting Guide

When to Plant: Mid March – St. Patrick’s Day – is a traditional time to plant spring potatoes in KS, while early to mid-July is the time to plant for a fall harvest. Cutting and Preparing Seed: Select firm, solid…

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Asparagus

Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is a hardy perennial that will last for 30 years or more in the garden. Plant: Plant near the side or edge of the garden where it will not interfere with annual tillage. Prepare the soil thoroughly before planting,…

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Fungus Gnat

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats are tiny insects that live in the soil of houseplants. Their larva feed on plant roots and the adults can be a nuisance when they fly around the plants. However, they don't bite humans. They are fairly easy…

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Whiteflies

Whiteflies are tiny insects that feed on the undersides of the leaves of many plants including houseplants, tropicals, and even vegetables. Hibiscus are especially prone to whitefly. Whiteflies are a sucking insect that can damage the leaves by removing too…

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Brown Recluse Spider

Controlling Spiders

Spiders can be beneficial in many situations since they eat several other insects. Unfortunately, some are also very venomous to humans, and they are also unwelcome indoors and around our landscapes, where we might run into their webs. Our area's…

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