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Douglas County

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County 
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence KS 66046

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday



Bus Routes to Our Office

Bus Route Options: Route 1 & 5

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Extension Strategic Plan

Our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan for making K-State Research & Extension Douglas County grow and thrive with and for the community is here! Click below to learn more!

2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan of K-State Research & Extension 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. Scroll down for a list of our monthly education programs.

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

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Updated

Kansas Gardening Calendar - monthly reminders for garden and landscape maintenance

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. 

Extension Master Gardener Classes are opening up again soon! We have information sessions on May 21st and 23rd from 5:30 - 6:30 pm! Stay tuned for registration updates! 

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 Gardener Hotline

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

Extension Master Gardener Speakers Bureau

Volunteer presenters k-state research and extension master gardeners

Do you need a speaker for your church, civic group, or garden club? Our Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are university trained and can present on a wide range of topics. We can adapt our presentations to meet your group’s needs from a short 30-minute presentation to a longer format if needed at no cost to you. To schedule a speaker for your group, please contact Niki Kenniff, Horticulture Assistant at 785-843-7058. We will try to match your interests with a suitable speaker. See our list of available horticultural topics HERE.

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.

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

Program Staff

Sharon Ashworth Horticulture & Natural Resources Extension Agent information  link