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Lawn and Garden

Lawn & Garden>Swallowtail on Mexican ZinniaMaintaining attractive communities and home landscapes increases property values and promotes an improved quality of life.  Whether you have questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, Extension information is available for all who live and work in Wyandotte County --homeowners, lawn services, and nurseries. We are prepared to provide you with non biased, research-based information.

The Wyandotte County demonstration gardens display current horticulture practices related to flowers, gardening and composting. Our trained Extension Master Gardener volunteers help consumers with information about planting, care of lawns, and gardens.

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Emerald Ash Borer Treatments

Soil Testing Procedure


Extension Master Gardener Training

Mid-Sept. thru Mid-Nov (Tuesdays)

9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost $125 for class materials 

Applications available at the WYCO Extension Office in August

Applications DUE Sept. 15th

(See our brochure here for more information on the Extension Master Gardener program.)        

Upcoming Events

Starting Plants From Seed

Grace Troeh, Extension Master Gardener
The class will cover basic seedling needs, such as preparation of picky seeds, soils, germinating temperatures, light, moisture and seedling hygiene. Mrs. Troeh will also discuss how to handle seeds saved from our own plants to preserve viability.  Additionally, she will present ideas for setups to start seedlings, some of which can be made at home from readily available items.
Feb. 1st (Thursday)
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th Street, KCK

Container Gardening

Pat Paden & Jackie Lee, Extension Master Gardeners
The class will cover how to grow plants in pots and other unique containers to add beauty to your landscape.  You will learn about soils to use and basic maintenance (light, moisture, fertilizers, etc.) for successful growing.
Mar. 1st (Thursday)
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th Street, KCK

Sharing Plants from the Garden

Lynn Loughary, Horticulture Agent
Are your gardens being taken over by certain perennials and you don’t have the heart to throw them away?  We will learn how to dig and divide perennials from the garden to share with your friends and neighbors.
Mar. 22nd (Thursday)
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Argriculture Hall of Fame
Bonner Springs