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Painted Lady Invasion
If you take a walk outside in the Post Rock area, chances are you will see a painted lady butterfly fluttering around you. Often confused with the Monarch butterfly, painted ladies have been invading our streets, lawns, and gardens. Painted lady b (More)
Fall Mums
Nature always gives us signals as seasons change. When summer starts to shift toward fall, the leaves begin to change colors. Another sure sign that fall is right around the corner is the arrival of colorful and beautiful fall mums in garden centers. (More)
Fall Season Weed Control
We often don’t think of weed control occurring in the fall of the year.  Some weeds need to be treated in the spring such as crabgr (More)
Caring For Your Trees
We all know the weather in Kansas can be extreme! Plants that grow in Kansas have to be tough.  Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to help them along a little thought. Many young, smooth, thin-barked trees such as honey locusts, fruit trees, ashes, oaks (More)
Turfgrass Benefits
  Fall is a great time to plant, over seed, core-aerate, power rake and fertilize tall fescue so to continue on the topic of lawns, what ar (More)
When to Culture you Fescue Lawn
Image from University of Florida This week’s column is abo (More)
Harvesting Sunflower Seeds
Sunflowers are usually ready to be harvested beginning in mid-September and into October. Seed heads can ripen on the plant, but they will need protection from birds. Try covering the heads with a paper sack or cheesecloth once the petals start turni (More)
Harvey County Soil
Horticulturally speaking, much of Harvey County soil dominated by clay.  I know there are exceptions but in my experience with lawns here the clay content is very high.  Right now is the optimum time to power rake or core-aerate our cool season lawns (More)
Planting a Fall Garden
Cassie HomanHorticulture Agent Do you need a second chance with your garden this year? Lucky for you, fall is an excellent time for gardening in Kansas. Growing conditions are (More)
Fall Lawn Care
The month of September signals the prime time to fertilize your tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass lawns. If you could only fertilize your cool-season grasses once per year, this would be the best time to do it. These grasses are entering their fal (More)
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