Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources
KSRE Horticulture How-to Videos


Community Gardens
Flowers and Ornamental Grasses
   10 Tips for Selecting Plants
   Accent Flowers
   Add Some Color to Your Landscape
   All Shade is Not Equal
   Beautiful Flowers Start with Plants Adapted for Kansas
   Bulbs: Planting for Spring Color
   Bulbs: Storing Tender Bulbs for Winter
   Bushy Annuals
   Butterfly Gardens
   Cannas: Shorter and More Colorful
   Container Gardening
   Cuttings to Grow Inside for the Winter
   Daylilies: Dividing
   Decorating a Flowerpot for the Holidays
   Drying Flowers - Long Lasting and Colorful
   Flower Bed Design
   Geraniums: Overwintering
   Growing Plants from Seed
   How to Grow Big, Bushy Mums
   Identify Insects Before Treating
   Iris: Dividing
   Iron Chlorosis in Plants
   Lantanas: Hardy, and They Attract Butterflies
   Mulch: Beneficial for Flowerbeds
   Native Plants Thrive on Less Water
   Ornamental Grasses Come in Lots of Shapes and Textures
   Ornamental Grasses Have Interesting Seed Heads
   Ornamental Grasses: Pruning
   Ornamental Millet: Colorful Foliage with and Extra Bonus
   Ornamental Peppers & Grasses Provide Contrast
   Peonies: Dividing Peonies to Share
   Perennial Flowers: Dividing
   Petunias: New Varieties
   Petunias: Super Petunias Grow Big
   Planting Bright, Colorful Foliage
   Planting Flowers from Seed is Economical
   Prairie Flowers: Hardy for Kansas
   Proven Winner Flowers
   Roses: Caring for Knock Out Roses
   Roses: Protecting for the Winter
   Saving Flower Seeds
   Saving Money on Seeds and Plants
   Seed or Plants. Which is Better?
   Spring Clean-up of Perennial Beds
   Sweet Potatoes: Ornamental
   Tips for Using Natural Pesticides
   Will Fall Mums Last Through the Winter?
Fruit
Indoor Plants
   Aloe Vera Plants and and Interesting Pots
   Amaryllis for Winter Color
   Cacti and Succulents, How to Water
   Cacti: How to Plant a Cactus Garden
   Cuttings to Grow Inside for the Winter
   Do-It-Yourself Holiday Gift: Plants with Flair
   Fairy Garden, Creating
   Ferns: Growing Indoor Ferns
   Grow Light, How to Make
   Hanging Plants: Best Height
   Houseplants: Basic Care
   Low Light Indoor Plants
   Orchids: Moth Orchids
   Palms, Indoor
   Palms, Indoor, Care of
   Paperwhites for Winter Frangrance
   Poinsettias with Holiday Sparkle
   Poinsettias, Choosing the Best
   Pothos and Philodendrons: Easy Care Houseplants
   Spider Plants and Exotic Ferns
   Succulent Plants for Your Home
   Succulents and Cacti, How to Water
   Terrariums
   Tips for Using Natural Pesticides
Landscaping
Lawns
   Buffalograss: Controlling Weeds
   Buffalograss: Controlling Windmill Grass
   Buffalograss: Fertilizing and Mowing
   Buffalograss: Male and Female Plants
   Choosing the Best Fertilizer for Your Lawn
   Clover: Controlling Clover in Your Yard
   Conserve Water with Smart Controllers
   Crabgrass Prevention in Lawns
   Fertilize the Lawn for a Healthy Lawn
   Fertilizing Lawns: Slow and Quick Release Fertilizers
   Healthy Lawn Care Practices
   High Quality Grass Seed: Worth the Extra Cost
   Identify Insects Before Treating
   Lawns, When to Fertilize
   Leaf Raking: Try Mowing Instead
   Mow Lawn at Recommended Height
   Mowing Lawns: Use the 1/3 Rule
   Overseeding Your Lawn
   Rain Sensors Save Money
   Reseeding a Patch of Lawn
   Safety Tips and More for Mowing Lawns
   Spread Fertilizer Evenly on Yard
   Spreaders, Using Rotary and Drop Spreaders
   Tips for Watering Your Lawn
   Watering in the Zone
   Weed Control when Planting Grass Seed
   Yellow Nutsedge Control in Lawns
Tools Skills and Practices
   Bagworms: Controlling
   Building a Raised Bed
   Cleaning Extends the Life of Garden Tools
   Cleaning Up Your Garden in the Fall
   Coldframes and Hotbeds
   Composting: Choosing a Bin
   Composting: Cool Tools
   Composting: How Long Does it Take?
   Composting: Making Black Gold
   Composting: Tips for Success
   Composting: Troubleshooting Issues
   Composting: Two Methods
   Composting: What to Add
   Composting: Where to Use It
   Conserve Water with Smart Controllers
   Container Gardening
   Cuttings to Grow Inside for the Winter
   Daylilies: Dividing
   Different Types of Community Gardens
   Dispose Hazardous Household Waste Safely
   Drip Irrigation for Flower Beds
   Drying Flowers - Long Lasting and Colorful
   Earth Kind Soils
   Efficient Water Use in the Garden
   Fertilizing Lawns: Slow and Quick Release Fertilizers
   Fertilizing Your Garden
   Fruit Trees, Pruning
   Grow Light, How to Make
   Home Testing of Soil for E. coli
   Home Testing of Soil: Using Test Strips
   Hotbeds and Coldframes
   How to Test Your Soil for Nutrients
   Identify Insects Before Treating
   Improving Soil for Gardens
   Insects: Physically Removing Them
   Install Backflow Device for Safe Drinking Water
   Investing in Soil and Water
   Investing in Tools: Small to Large Gardens
   Irrigation System: Checking
   Irrigation for Gardens, Making a Drip System, Part 1
   Irrigation for Gardens, Making a Drip System, Part 2
   Irrigation for Gardens: How to Save Water
   Lawnmower Maintenance
   Lawns, When to Fertilize
   Low Tunnels Extend the Growing Season
   Mow Lawn at Recommended Height
   Mower Blade: How to Sharpen
   Mowing Lawns: Use the 1/3 Rule
   Mulch: Buying in Bulk
   Mulch: Tips on Applying
   Mulch: Trees Need to Breathe
   Mulch: Which is Best, Organic or Stone
   Organic Fertilizer - Is It Better?
   Organic Matter Improves Soil
   Overseeding Your Lawn
   Peppers, Storing and Preserving
   Pesticide Storage
   Pesticides: Proper Disposal
   Pet Waste: How to Dispose
   Planting Tool: Planting Board
   Planting Trees Near Utilities
   Planting a Garden
   Ponds, Retention: Keeping Healthy
   Ponds: Weed ID
   Ponds: Weed Removal
   Proper Placement of a Rain Guage
   Pruning Shade Trees
   Rain Barrels - A Green Way to Conserve Water
   Rain Sensors Save Money
   RainGardens and Bio-Swales
   Right Plant, Right Place
   Safety Tips and More for Mowing Lawns
   Saving Flower Seeds
   Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
   Selecting Shrubs: Check the Root Ball
   Self-Watering Planter Saves Time
   Soil Testing Urban Soils
   Spread Fertilizer Evenly on Yard
   Spreaders, Using Rotary and Drop Spreaders
   Staking a Tree
   Stretching Your Food Dollars: What to Plant
   Texture Analysis of Soils
   Tips for Using Drop or Broadcast Spreaders
   Tips for Using Natural Pesticides
   Tips for Watering Your Lawn
   Tools for the Garden
   Transforming Leaves from Trash to Treasure
   Tree, How to Plant
   Tree, How to Stake
   Water Teepees Protect Plant
   Watering Container Plants
   Watering Your Lawn: How Often
   Watering Your Lawn: Tips
   Watering in the Zone
Trees and Shrubs
   Bagworms: Controlling
   Columnar Trees: Fit Narrow Spaces
   Fertilize Trees for Healthy, Vigorous Growth
   Hydrangea: Annabelle
   Hydrangea: Macrophylla
   Hydrangea: Oakleaf
   Hydrangea: Paniculata
   Hydrangeas: Choose the Best Type for Your Location
   Identify Insects Before Treating
   Insects: Physically Removing Them
   Leaf Raking: Try Mowing Instead
   Oak Trees: A Good Choice for Years to Come
   Oak Trees: A Good Choice for Years to Come
   Planting Trees Near Utilities
   Poison Ivy
   Pruning Shade Trees
   Rhododendrons or Azaleas: Tips for Success
   Right Plant, Right Place
   Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
   Selecting Shrubs: Check the Root Ball
   Selecting a Tree
   Staking a Tree
   Tips for Using Natural Pesticides
   Tree Planting, Consider Mature Size
   Tree Planting, Consider Mature Size
   Tree Selection Tips
   Trees: Columnar Trees Fit Narrow Spaces
   Trees: Water Wise Way to Irrigate Trees
   Water Pine Trees Year-Round
   Watering Young Trees
   Weeping Trees: Fun for Small Spaces
Vegetables and Herbs
   Asparagus: Growing
   Building a Raised Bed
   Cantaloupe: Varieties for Small Spaces
   Cantaloupe: When is it Ripe on the Vine?
   Check Your Gardens for Insects
   Coldframes and Hotbeds
   Colorful Fall Veggies
   Efficient Water Use in the Garden
   Eggplants: When to Harvest
   Garlic: Easy to Grow and Store
   Grow Your Own Salad Mix
   Growing Plants from Seed
   Growing Vegetables Vertically
   Growing Vegetables in Containers
   Growing Veggies in Pots: Select the Right Size
   Herbs for the Kitchen
   Herbs, Harvesting
   Hotbeds and Coldframes
   Identify Insects Before Treating
   Improving Soil for Gardens
   Insects: Physically Removing Them
   Inspecting Cole Crops for Insects
   Investing in Tools: Small to Large Gardens
   Irrigation for Gardens, Making a Drip System, Part 1
   Irrigation for Gardens, Making a Drip System, Part 2
   Irrigation for Gardens: How to Save Water
   Lettuce: Harvesting
   Lettuce: Transplanting to Garden
   Low Tunnels Extend the Growing Season
   Making Your Own Seed Tape
   Maximizing Your Garden Space
   Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
   Onions: Harvesting and Storing
   Peas, Easy to Grow
   Peppers, Storing and Preserving
   Peppers: Hot to Mild
   Pesticides: When Can I Harvest?
   Planting Tool: Planting Board
   Planting a Fall Garden
   Planting a Garden
   Raised Beds for Gardening
   Saving Money on Seeds and Plants
   Seed Tape for Vegetables
   Seed or Plants. Which is Better?
   Selecting the Best Transplant
   Spider Mites a Threat to Tomatoes
   Squash Vine Borers
   Squash: What, No Squash?
   Stretching Your Food Dollars: What to Plant
   Succession Planting of Vegetables
   Tips for Using Natural Pesticides
   Tomato Problems
   Tomato Problems: Part 2
   Tomatoes Need Support
   Tomatoes: Spider Mites a Threat to Tomatoes
   Tomatoes: Stake and Weave
   Tomatoes: When to Pick
   Vegetables; Planning Your Priorities
   Watering Your Garden: Tips for Success
   Watermelon: When is it Ripe on the Vine?
Wildlife