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Buffalograss Isn’t Tall Fescue!
Back to the topic of turf chores.  We know that fescue is probably the most used turfgrass in Harvey County.  It has the longest green season, tolerates shade and looks nice when mowed.  It is a cool season grass that likes cooler weather and that is (More)
Weed Control
Some of the best low impact exercise can be attained by gardening.  Weed control is one of the gardening activities that helps get steps in and makes the garden look better too!  One of these weeds is bindweed. Field bindweed is difficult to contr (More)
Chores of Owning a Lawn
Oh the chores of owning a lawn!  Most homeowners in Harvey County have tall fescue lawns.  Fescue differs from buffalograss or Bermundagrass in that is grows best in the cool season of the year, thus it is known as a cool-season grass (along with per (More)
If You Plant Them You Need to Provide Some Nutrients as Well!
If you planted cole crops such as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower around St. Patrick's Day, we are near the time when they will need a little fertilizer boost. These plants need to mature before summer heat arrives, so they must grow quickly while (More)
Hold the Water!
Avoid watering established tall fescue or bluegrass lawns prematurely in the spring. Even well-established tall fescue or bluegrass lawns must be watered regularly throughout the growing season to keep them green and growing. Buffalo grass is the mos (More)
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
What would a pizza be without them?  Have you ever thought of growing your own edible mushrooms?  Here is a chance to learn how.  On Wednesday, March 27 we have planned a “Mushroom Cultivation Workshop”! In this class you will discover easy, low-c (More)
Basic Landscape Design
A family’s house and grounds should provide them with a source of pride, a retreat for relaxation, a place for entertaining friends, and a refuge from work day pressures. Many families fail to consider the long-range and psychological ways in whic (More)
Horticulture Updates
March 11 and 12 mark the earliest we have scheduled the Harvey County Home and Garden Show ever!  So it is fitting that my column this week is about planting and growing some of the coldest loving plants in Harvey County! This group of plants can (More)
Harvey County Home and Garden Show Presenter Schedule
  The Harvey County Master Gardener volunteers have been working feverishly to prepare for the Harvey County Home and Garden Show!  (More)

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