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Douglas County

Lawn and Garden

Maintaining attractive communities and home landscapes increases property values and promotes an improved quality of life that makes Douglas County a great place to live.

Whether you have questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, Extension information is available to help you. Our Extension garden experts and trained subject matter specialists are prepared to provide you with non-biased, research-based information.

K-State Garden Hour - topics from lawns to tomatoes, pollinators to compost

Junior Master Gardener online classes

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Updated

Kansas Healthy Yards & Communities  Tips and videos on plant care, vegetable gardening, lawn care, fruit production and more!

Horticulture Information Center Here you will find a weekly horticulture newsletter loaded with timely information, a link to some of the most common plant and pest problems, lists of recommended plants, and a link to a searchable database of K-State publications on all manner of topics.       

The Extension office is now open to drop off specimens/samples (including soil samples)!

Extension Master Gardener

Got garden questions?
Call or email the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners.
Email: dgcogardenhotline@gmail.com (faster response) or phone: 785-843-7058 to leave a message.


Finding good advice for your landscape and garden - presentation by Sharon Ashworth on Nov. 13th, 2021. This document contains links to a world of horticultural information available from K-State Research and Extension.

EMG Brochure

Master Gardener Training 2021 Application. CLASS FULL

The Extension Master Gardeners (EMG) host educational presentations each month from January through November. Watch for announcements on this page and on the EMG Facebook Page. You can watch all our recorded presentations, and much more, on our EMG YouTube channel.


More Master Gardener Information

 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.

Horticulture Program Staff

Tom Buller
County Extension Agent Horticulture
Phone: 785-843-7058

Sharon Ashworth
Horticulture Program Assistant