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Crabgrass Prevention

Crabgrass is an annual grass that germinates readily in sparse lawns and landscape beds. The grass will sometimes go unnoticed since it somewhat resembles fescue as a small plant, however, the stems quickly elongate and begin to crawl over the…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of lawn to be overseeded. Fescue lawns should be overseeded at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard'n-wise Premium Fescue blend. Cheap seed often contains weed and…

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Cedar Apple Rust

Cedar Apple Rust

Junipers often have brown growths that look a little like human brains on their needles. These are one stage of cedar-apple rust, a fungus. After the spring rains, the fungus will be covered in orange tentacle-like growths that release spores.…

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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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Butterfly On Flower

Attracting Butterflies

When planning to attract butterflies to your garden, it is important to remember the following requirements: 1. Butterflies linger in sunny places! They are "cold blooded" and require warmth to be active. 2. Butterflies linger in places protected from the…

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Crabapple Sargent

Trees for Small Spaces

Small spaces in the landscape create an extra challenge for gardeners and landscapers who want to plant a tree. Whether you're looking at a small front yard tree or a tiny ornamental by a front door, planting the correct tree…

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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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Rhubarb

Planting Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial crop grown for its red stalk that has an acid flavor. It is among the first vegetables ready for use in spring. Once established Rhubarb may last for many years. When to Plant: It is best established…

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Butterfly

Attracting Pollinators

With some pollinators being threatened by habitat loss, there is a renewed interest in creating beds and even whole gardens for them. There are several landscape plants can be used purely for there ornamental value but have the added benefit…

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Aphids

Aphid Control

Aphids are small, soft insects with sucking mouthparts. They come in a variety of colors and can attack a wide variety of plants as well. They are generally found under leaves and on tender new stems, often in colonies. The…

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