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Lawn and Garden

back yardThe Leavenworth County K-State Research and Extension office is your front door to the resources of Kansas State University. Through our office 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.

Garden Hotline

Do you have a gardening question or plant problem and want the master gardeners help? The Leavenworth County Master Gardener's Hotline is staffed from the first of May through August. You can call the office or email them directly at: lvcomastergardenerhotline@outlook.com or use this link to submit your problem https://forms.office.com/r/r93xukFufN

Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities

Is your yard healthy? Check out videos and tips for better lawn and landscape care on the Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities website.

Local Growing Conditions

Access previous rainfall, soil temperature, and wind conditions for Leavenworth and surrounding areas Kansas Weather Data Library.

Access the USDA Plant Cold Hardiness Map.

Access the American Horticulture Society Heat Hardiness Map.

Plants Recommended for Kansas

Soil Sampling

Step by step directions for collecting soil for analysis

Conservation Tree Planting Program

The Kansas Forest Service’s Conservation Tree Planting Program offers tree and shrub seedlings, as well as other items for use in conservation plantings.  Plantings may function as wildlife habitat, windbreaks, wood lots, timber plantations, or Christmas tree farms, among others. Learn more by visiting the Kansas Forest Service website.

Related Links

K-State Horticulture Information Center

Common Plant & Pest Problems in Kansas

Horticulture Publications Library

Horticulture Newsletter

K-State Entomology

Kansas Insect Newsletter

K-State Plant Pathology