K-State Research and Extension

Think twice on using insecticides

Who doesn’t love nature? Strolling along the paths, playing in the parks or just relaxing in your backyard, the Kansas City area has a variety of great places to sit back and take in the many sights and sounds.

Tips to prolong annual flowers

The question is, how do I keep my flowers looking amazing for the rest of the summer? We plant annual flowers in containers and beds with the hope they will provide a pop of color throughout the season. Let’s look at what it takes to maintain that color boost up until a killing frost ends the season.

Walk Kansas: A step to well-being

Exercise is often referred to as a miracle drug. Research from the Physical Intervention Laboratory at Kansas State University has found that physical exercise, such as walking, improves not only your body, but also your mind. Keeping active is important for strengthening your heart and lungs.

Start lawn off on right foot

Spring’s arrival will soon be evident with birds singing, bulbs bursting into color and lawns wakening from its winter slumber into a delightful spring green.

K-State Research and Extension

Johnson County Extension is a unique partnership with Kansas State University, Johnson County government, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative Extension Service dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong healthy communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis, and education.

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