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Meadowlark District

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!

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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.

Good Bugs/Bad Bugs Presentation Slides (click here)

Informational Videos

Lawn
Trees and Shrubs
Garden

Weekly News Articles

Truth or Myth - Coffee Grounds to Lower pH
Truth or Myth - Pesticide Toxicity
Truth or Myth - Adding Sand to Clay Soils
Vegetable Garden Planting...Guide
Old Garden Seed
Christmas Tree Disposal
Preferred Trees for NEK     Audio Version
Emerald Ash Borer
Volunteer Tree Control - Use Caution
Dormant Seeding of Turfgrass
Management of Eastern Redcedar with Herbicides
Wood Ashes as a Fertilizer Source
Farm Transition
Excluding Rabbits
Poultry Litter
Was the Rain Enough?      Audio Version
Late Season Turfgrass Nitrogen
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles
Late Lawn Seedings
Pruning Trees & Shrubs in the Fall
Tall in the Fall? Turf Mowing Heights BMP's
Sunscald Prevention
Adding Organic Material to the Garden
Soil Sampling Challenges
Overseeding Lawns
Cool Season Turf Fertilization
Spring Flowering Shrub Management
Quality Grass Seed
Are "Free" Wood Chips a Good Thing?
Lilac Leaf Spot
Iris Division Time
Blister Beetles
Japanese Beetles
Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
Cumulative Stress to Trees & Shrubs
Squash Bugs
Pesticide Labels
Bristly Rose Slug
Trees Slow to Leaf Out
Why Didn't My Garden Produce? - Soil Fertility
Why Didn't My Garden Produce? - Rain
Why Didn't My Garden Produce? - Wind
Orchardgrass in Cool Season Turf
Fruit Tree Pests Part II
Fruit Tree Pests
Henbit & Chickweed in Lawns
Early Season Turf Mowing Height
Planting Time Aid:  Kansas Mesonet    Audio Version
Bolting & Buttoning in Cole Crops
Pruning Back Ornamental Grasses
Wild Garlic Control
Flower Beds Weed Prevention
Soil Testing the Lawn/Garden
Prune Fruit Trees Now
2021 Tomato Trials
Plants Recommended for Kansas
Tree Starting Success
Did You Know: Poison Ivy
K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series
Preferred Trees for NE Kansas
K-State Garden Hour
Watering...In Winter?
Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service
Mouse Damage to Fruit Trees/Plants     Audio Version
Bush Honeysuckle
Poinsettia Care
Natural Needle Drop
Tree Leaf Management
Cool Season Turfgrass Nitrogen Applications
Perennial Garden Clean-up
Broadleaf Weed Control in Lawns
Working Garden Soil in the Fall
Tall in the Fall?  Turf Questions Answered
Preventing Sunscald
Planting Trees in the Fall
Cool Season Turfgrass Fertilization - Round One     Audio Version
'Other Crop' on the Seed Label
Watering Newly Planted Trees & Shrubs
Squash Bugs
Physiological Leaf Curl in Tomatoes
Bagworms Have Hatched
Slug Damage
Dandelion Control in the Spring
Poison Ivy Identification & Control
Bagworm Scouting - Put it on the Calendar
Looking Ahead Lawn Calendar - Cool Season Grasses
Thinking Ahead to Spring
Pruning Fruit Trees
Tree Leaf Disposal

Turf Fertilization Window #2 - Now Open!

Lawn Weed Control Time

Garden Tillage Best Done in the Fall

Adding Organic Materials to the Garden

Overseeding Cool-Season Grass Lawns

Iris Division Window is Now Open

Bagworms have hatched