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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Lawn and Garden

The Frontier District Extension offices are your front doors to the resources of Kansas State University. Through our offices (Garnett, Lyndon or Ottawa), you can obtain information on trees, turf, shrubs, insects, gardens, and other related topics. We also provide services such as insect identification, plant identification, and soil tests with fertilizer recommendations. 

Upcoming Horticulture Meetings and Events 

Crops Meetings and Events

Livestock Meetings and Events


Go to Master Gardeners Page

Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle is one of the most destructive insect pests of horticultural plants and turfgrass. This publication provides information to help identify damage caused by larva and adults with strategies for managing Japanese beetle populations.

MF3488 Japanese Beetles: Insect Pest of Horticultural Plants and Turfgrass

2020 K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series

Every Wednesday during the summer of 2020, the K-State Research and Extension horticulture staff across the state of Kansas hosts a webinar about different horticultural topics and training.  The webinars are from noon to 1:00 p.m., there will be a 45-minute presentation with 10-15 minutes for Q & A.  

Each webinar in the series has a separate registration page.  Sessions will be recorded and posted after each event.

Garden Hour Image

Educational Videos

Lawn Care Series: Mowing Height

Lawn Care Series: Weed Control

KOFO Radio Segments

3-24-20  Container Gardening

What Soil Test Don't Tell Us

Bush Honeysuckle

Planting Trees

Overseeding Lawns

Bagworms - Life Cycle, Damage & Control

Crabgrass Preventer Applications

Tips for Handling your Valentine's Day Roses

Poinsettia Care Following Christmas

Choosing the Right De-Icers

Selecting a Poinsettia

Watering Perennial Plants in Fall and Winter

Frost on Fruit Trees


Mole Control


The local beekeeping group is the Golden Prairie Beekeepers Association.  This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Garnett County Extension Office, 411 S. Oak, Garnett, KS.  For more information, you can contact Marlin McGowin at 785-433-1381 or the Facebook page - Golden Prairie Beekeepers Association.

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association (NEKBA) accepts membership to anyone who is interested in bees or bee culture.  Dues are $15.00 per calendar year (12/31-12/31) for the first in the family joining.  Those joining in July or later in the year may pay $7.50 for the half year.  Additional members of that family wanting voting privileges shall be assessed dues at $1.00 per year.  Youth memberships (18 and younger) are $7.50 per year.  Visit their website at NEKBA.org

Past Lawn & Garden Meetings and Events

Starting a Pollinator Garden - 3/14/19

Container Gardening, Garnett - 3/28/19

Container Gardening, Lyndon - 4/10/19

Container Gardening, Ottawa - 4/24/19

Farm Pond Management - 5/9/19

Wildflower & Pasture Tour - 6/20/19

Mole Trap Demo1Mole Trap Demo2


Ryan Schaub
District Extension Agent