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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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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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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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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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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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Little Barley Grass

Grassy Weeds in Lawns

Grassy weeds in the lawn are notoriously hard to control. Since our turf grasses are grasses themselves, chemical controls are limited. A full, healthy lawn is always the first defense against weeds. Chemical control methods depend on whether the weed…

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Pear Rust

Pear Rust

Homeowners often want to know why their ornamental pear trees have yellow to brown spots on the leaves. These leaf spots are caused by cedar-hawthorn rust. It is a fungal disease similar to cedar apple rust that occurs on crabapples,…

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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, which is a fungus. After the spring rains, the fungus will be covered in orange tentacle-like growths that…

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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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