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
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
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.
Master Gardener Training 2022 will begin in September, please check back this spring for a 2022 application.
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.
2022 Extension Master Gardener Monthly Education Programs
Wed, Feb 16thAdvanced Tree ID (1.5 hrs), Kim Bomberger,
Sat, Mar 19thCreating Livable Environments for Birds, Chuck Otte, KSU
Wed, Apr 20thPhotography in the Garden, Diane Guthrie
Sat, May 21stDesigning Outdoor Spaces, Leslie Wren
Wed, June 15thDesigning with Native Plants, Patti Ragsdale, owner of Happy Apples Native Plant Farm
Sat, July 16thMaking Sense of Latin Plant Names, Caleb Morse, Collection Manager, R. L. McGregor Herbarium
Wed, Aug 17th Maintaining Fruit Trees, Matt Bunch, Giving Grove as part of KC Community Gardens
Sat, Sept 17thHarvesting and Preserving Seeds, Matthew and Nancy Kost, Buffalo Seed Co
Wed, Oct 19thChanging Weather Patterns in Kansas, Christopher (Chip) Redmond, KSU Meteorologist
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.