March in the Midwest:
(from K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Healthy Yards – Communities)
- Prepare soil for spring planting
- Plant pansies, snapdragons, calendulas, and other cool loving annuals
- Clean up the perennial beds
- Plant new roses and remove winter mulch from existing roses. Prune.
- Spot spray your lawn for dandelions, henbit, and chickweed
- Seed thin areas in bluegrass and tall fescue lawns
- Mow grass 1/2 inch lower to remove winter debris—do not scalp
- Plant potatoes, peas, onions, lettuce and other salad crops
- Plant asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries
- Start seeds inside for tomatoes, peppers and other warm season vegetables
For more tips visit Kansas Healthy Yards!
- All-University Open House
- Saturday, April 1, 2017
- 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Iris Day at the Gardens
- Sunday, May 14, 2017
- 1–4 p.m.
- Can You Dig It? 13th annual K-State Garden Party
- Friday, June 2, 2017
- 6:30 p.m.
- Music from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s
- Riley County Master Gardener Tour
- Sunday, June 11, 2017
- 1–5 p.m.
The Gardens are open:
Dawn to midnight, Sunday through Saturday, March through November.
The Quinlan Visitor Center is open:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Admission and parking is free.