Lawn and Garden
Lawn and Garden Extension services provide seasonal information about the care of your lawns and garden especially for Kansas and our Northwest area.
Have a specific problem?
You may bring soil, turf, weed, 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.
Lawn Calendar for Buffalograss
Buffalograss has become more popular in recent years due to its reputation as a low-maintenance grass. Buffalograss does require less water and fertilizer than other turfgrasses but often has problems competing with weeds.
Buffalograss is an open growing grass that will not shade the soil as well as most other turfgrasses. Weeds are often the result. A regular mowing schedule can reduce broadleaf weed problems as most broadleaves cannot survive consistent mowing. Those that do either have a rosette growing pattern (dandelions, shepherds purse) or are "creepers" (henbit, chickweed, spurge). Annual grasses such as crabgrass or foxtail can also be a problem. A good weed preventer (prodiamine, pendimethalin, or dithiopyr) may be needed to prevent problems. Read More...