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.
Frontier Extension District Master Gardener Training
The Frontier Extension District is not currently taking applications for Master Gardener Training. There will be a new program in 2020. You can find a brochure and the application on the Master Gardener section of the Lawn and Garden page.
Upcoming Horticulture Meetings and Events
2019 Master Gardener Program
Raymond Cloyd, State Entomologist, spoke to the group about pesticide usage and insects they may encounter in our garden. Travis Carmichael, spoke to the class about vegetables.
Seasonal Needle Drop
We are seeing very noticeable natural needle drop on some evergreens such as arborvitae, pines and spruce. This is a process where 2- to 4-year-old interior needles turn yellow, then brown, and eventually drop off. Those who aren't familiar with this process often are concerned about the health of the tree. This natural phenomenon occurs every year and does not hurt the tree. However, some years it is much more noticeable than others. Be sure to check that only the older needles are affected -- the needles on the branch tips should look fine -- and that there is no spotting or banding on the needles that are turning yellow. If spotting or banding is noted, take a sample to your local county extension office for diagnosis.
KOFO Radio Segments
- Traps available for checkout at the Extension Office
- Out of Sight Mole Trap Use Directions
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