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Caring for Your Cool Season Lawns
If you only fertilize your cool season lawn once a year, September is the best time to do it. Do you know the best practices to keep your lawn looking great? Listen to our latest lawn care radio segment for more tips. More)
Planting Trees in Fall
The fall season can be an excellent time to plant trees. During the spring, soils are cold and may be so wet that low oxygen levels inhibit root growth. The warm and moist soils associated with fall encourage root growth. Fall root growth means the t (More)
Fall Webworms
Fall webworm feeds on almost all fruit, shade, and ornamental trees except conifers. This insect is present more often on trees that are not surrounded by other trees. The larvae begin by constructing small webs near the ends of branches. The insect (More)
Fall Gardening
Do you wish you could have a second chance on your garden this year? Lucky for you many cool-season garden crops in Kansas can be planted again for a fall harvest.  Probably the last thing most gardeners are thinking of now is planting vegetables. Ho (More)
Tomato Troubles
Have your tomatoes not been producing like they should this year? We have some solutions to the most common issues you will see in your garden. Watch this video for a successful harvest: By: More)
Dividing Your Daylilies
If you were disappointed in the quality of your daylily blooms this year, it may be time to divide. Daylilies need to be divided every three to four years to maintain vigor. This is the best time of year to divide them, but they can also be divided i (More)
Tomatoes and Their Cracking
Each year I receive 10 varieties of tomatoes from Kansas State University that our master gardener volunteers grow and keep data.  Through this research many characteristics are learned about varieties and potential issues they may have.  One of thes (More)
How to Pick a Ripe Melon
Telling when a melon is ready to be harvested can be a challenge, or it may be quite easy. It all depends on the type of melon. Let’s start with the easy one. Muskmelons are one of those crops that tell you when they are ready to be picked. This c (More)
Foliar Disease of Tomatoes
This time of year, two common leaf-spot diseases appear on tomato plants. Septoria leaf spot and early blight both appear as brown spots on tomato leaves. Septoria leaf spot usually appears earlier in the season than early blight and produces smal (More)
Have You Seen Slime Mold?
Slime molds are common on turf and mulch and sometimes on tree trunks. Slime molds are not fungi and are no longer classified as such. They belong to the Kingdom Protista rather than Kingdom Fungi. On turf, you might see large numbers of small gray, (More)
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