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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)
Water Landscape Plants
We all know how unpredictable the weather is in Kansas. This week it’s hot, last week it was wet, next week is supposed to be dry, so it goes on. What h (More)
Tilling Your Garden
  Well the leaves are starting to fall and what a site it is!  As is every year there is the question of what to do with the leaves after fallin (More)
When to Prune Shrubs
 When do I prune my shrubs?  Great question! Though light pruning and removal of dead wood are fine this time of year, severe pruning should be left until spring. Keep in mind that even light pruning of spring-blooming shrubs such as lilac and forsyt (More)
Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Color
Is the thought of cold, winter days bringing you down? Fall is the best time to plant bulbs to have a pop of color in your landscape in the spring. Bulbs are often the first plants to make an appearance after a long winter and can be enjoyed with lit (More)
Fall Garden Clean-Up
You may be tempted to walk away from your garden after the first frost, but doing a simple clean up can greatly impact your garden next spring. It is important to get rid of leftover plant debris in annual flower beds and vegetable gardens to reduce (More)
New Soil Testing Equipment
Post Rock Extension District is grateful for the support from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation to purchase new soil testing equipment for the Beloit Office. The equipment includes a soil probe, a soil testing kit including a bucket with augers (More)
Cool Season Lawn Nitrogen
October is flying by!  Leaves are beginning to fall and it is just about time to give our cool season lawns some nitrogen.  November is the time to give cool-season lawns the last nitrogen application of the season. Why November? Because while top gr (More)
Leaves on Your Lawn
The best thing about Fall is the nice cool temperatures! The second best thing is leaf color changes to reds, oranges, purples and yellows.  Then soon leaves begin to fall.  When they start falling from deciduous trees so it's a good time to stop (More)
Rose Disease
Roses can be the most noticeable and beautiful plant in the landscape!  There are some issues roses can have though.  Rose rosette is a more destructive disease than rose mosaic virus. It is a serious problem in Kansas on wild roses (Rosa multiflora) (More)
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