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Meadowlark District

Contact us

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W. 5th
Holton, KS  66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125

Oskaloosa Office
PO Box 326
100 E. Washington
Oskaloosa, KS 66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212

Seneca Office
1500 Community Dr
Seneca, KS 66538-9808
Phone: 785-336-2184


Lawn and Garden

Tomatoes dying? Moles ruining your lawn? Need a soil test? The Meadowlark Extension District is here to assist! From publications to personal visits to support from horticultural specialists at K-State Research & Extension, we have a number of ways to help make your garden more productive, lawn look greener, and even provide information on how to get rid of your less than favorite pest!


Have a specific problem?

You may bring soil, turf, weed, and insect samples to our offices and they will be sent to Kansas State University for evaluation. Suggested treatments or solutions will be provided through your local agent.

Weekly News Articles

Care of Christmas Plants
Dormant Seeding of Turfgrasses

After Thanksgiving To Do List

Winterizing Roses

Fall Dandelion Control

Fall Pruning Practices

Pine Wilt


Tree Planting Window Now Open

Does Soil pH matter?

Mushrooms in the Lawn

Cool Season Turfgrass Management

Iron Chlorosis

Spider Mites

Pear Rust
Tree Dormancy
Turfgrass Dormancy
More Beetle Damage - Blister Beetles

Beetle Feeding

Leaf-Spot Diseases of Tomato

Tree Health Assessment

Mulching Tomatoes & Bagworms - Time to Treat?


Poison Ivy ID & Control

Mowing Thoughts

Mole Control

Flowers in the Lawn

Early Tomatoes

When to apply crabgrass preventer

Rules for Planting Trees

Pine Wilt - Breaking the Disease Cycle

Cool Season Turf Grass Management

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs

Spring is closer than you think

Fruit Tree Pruning 'Primer'

Apple Tree Care:  What to do when they're overgrown

Landscape Design Time?

Planting Trees?  Start them off Right!

Ice Melters are not created equal

Care of Christmas Plants

Control Volunteer Trees

Bush Honeysuckle

Winterizing Strawberry Plants

Fall Chores Continued - Soil Testing

Fall Chores

Let turf grow tall before winter

Soil Sampling

Tree Planting in the Fall

Dividing Peonies

Turfgrass Fertilization Time


Watering Fruit Crops

Tomato Blooms

Summer Tree Care

Summer Tree Leaf Loss

Bagworm Treatment Time?

The Lawn Got Away From Me Now What?

Lawn Weeds: Yellow Nutsedge & Shade Tree Diseases: Anthracnose
Thinning Excess Fruit & Peach Leaf Curl

Pest Control on Fruit Trees

Mole Control

How low should you go?

Tree Planting Rules

Iris Leaf Spot Control & Pine Wilt

Soil Temperatures & Vegetables

Tomato Trials
       Results from Tomato Trials
Planting Trees?  Start them off right!

Start the year off right  - gardening style

What's that shrub?

Beekeeping School & Water Landscape Plants

Control Broadleaf Weeds Now

Letting Turf Grow Tall Before Winter

Preventing Sunscald

Tree planting in the fall

Conservation tree planting

Overseeding Your Lawn

Give Cool Season Turf Grasses a Boost

Time to Cut Back Peonies

Tall Fescue Cultivar Recommendations

Fall Webworm

Tomato Fruit Set

Iris Division

Squash Bug Contro
Trees Leaf Loss

Japanese Beetle

                 Tick in Kansas Publication
Time to Treat Bagworms?

Mulching Tomatoes

Aquatic Weed Management
Fireblight on Apple & Pear
Help for New Vegetable Gardeners
Powdery Mildew on Turf Grass
Rose Diseases: Blackspot
Thinning Excess Fruit
Lawn Weeds: Wild Violet
Iris Leaf Spot
Soil Saturation
Don't Over Fertilize Tomatoes
Squash Bugs
Grub Control
Squash Bug Control
Cool Season Fertilization Time
Tree Planting Time
Control Broadleaf Weeds in Lawn Late Oct - Early Nov
Apply Late Season Nitrogen in November for Lawns
Watering Landscape Plants
Pruning Your Shrubs
Ice Melt Products
Recommended Vegetable Varieties
Start Trees Off Right
What a Soil Test Does Not Tell You
Adding Organic Matter in the Spring
Night Crawlers in the Lawn
Controlling Nuisance Moles
Apple Tree Sprays
Home Vegetable Garden Herbicide Program & Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
Can I mow low?