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Douglas County

Program and Resources

K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County provides the following services:

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Visit the Horticulture Information Center.

Horticulture Hotline

To get answers to all of your garden questions call 785-843-7058, e-mail mastergardener@douglas-county.com, or stop by our office at 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS.

Extension Master Gardeners man the hotline from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, April 1 - October 31.

If you call in the off-season, the Horticulture Extension Agent, Marlin Bates, or the Horticulture Program Assistant, Sharon Ashworth, will help you.

Lawn and Garden Soil Testing

Test your soil's pH and nutrient levels to determine what kind and the right amount of fertilizer to apply. You might be spending money on nutrients that you don't need. Download the document on How to Take a Soil Sample for more details.

Extension Master Gardeners

In 2012, Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners donated almost 9,357 hours of volunteer time, helping more than 3,000 Douglas County Residents. For more information about our Master Gardner Program visit our Extension Master Gardener page.

Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Held annually, the first full weekend in October, area farms open their doors to the public to share their farms and farm practices. Take a wagon ride to check out greenhouses, vegetable fields, wineries, and more. For the latest information about the tour, visit their website.

Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities

Is your yard healthy? Check out videos and tips for better lawn and landscape care on the Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities website.