Hanging baskets and containers are used by almost every gardener I know to decorate porches, decks, and other outdoor landscape areas. Any container requires specialized care to ensure the flowers … Continue reading Keep container flowers going strong
Of all the pests that tend to be worrisome to those who love the outdoors, ticks often top the list. Tick season has really ramped up quickly in May and … Continue reading Tick season is here, take precautions
Bagworms are a very well-known pest in Kansas and early to mid-June is the time to begin inspecting for and planning to control any infestations. They are commonly found feeding … Continue reading Time to tackle bagworms
By the month of May we expect to see our trees and shrubs fully leafing out and beginning to grow. But this year there have been many reports of various … Continue reading Tree and shrub winter injury
Arbor Day is a perfect time to promote tree planting and the benefits of trees in our communities. Trees provide many benefits to our farms, homes, and cities that we … Continue reading Tree planting tips for success
With the Kansas weather fluctuating between warm and cold temperatures lately, gardeners wonder what exactly what we can expect for our plants. Kansas is well-known for extreme weather, both hot … Continue reading Spring time or not?
Fruit growers in central Kansas often wonder at what temperature fruit buds are killed. The following will give you some guidelines but remember that the actual damage is going to … Continue reading Fruit Bud Damage from Cold Temperatures
While the best weed control in any lawn is a thick and healthy stand of turf, there are products that can help keep lawns as weed free as possible. Preemergent … Continue reading Apply crabgrass preemergent at the proper time