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Tall Fescue Varieties for Kansas

by Jared Hoyle


Varieties determined to be best-adapted for Kansas based on 2012-2014 field trials. 2-page, color.

Published Date: Sep 2015

Summer Patch of Bluegrass

by Megan M. Kennelly


This new publication deals with the identification and management of summer patch in bluegrass. 2-page, full color.

Published Date: Jul 2015

Rust Diseases of Turfgrass

by Megan M. Kennelly Ken Obasa


Identify and manage rust diseases in turf. 4-page, full color.

Revision Date: Jul 2015

Benefits of Healthy Turfgrass

by Jared Hoyle


Environmental, economic, health, and safety benefits of turfgrass found in lawns, athletic fields, parks, and roadsides. 2-page, color.

Revision Date: May 2017

Tall Fescue Lawns

by Steven J. Keeley Matthew J. Fagerness Jared Hoyle


Tall fescue is a popular choice for Kansas lawns. This publication offers tips on planting, management, and care. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Apr 2015

Managing Fescue Football Fields

by Steven J. Keeley Matthew J. Fagerness


Turf should provide safe, even footing, cushion falls, and prevent mud and dust. Tall fescue, a perennial, cool-season bunchgrass, is most popular turf grass for football fields in Kansas. 8-page.

Revision Date: Sep 2001

Lawn Fertilizing Guide

by Jack Fry


Most lawn grasses require some fertilizer every year to keep them strong and actively growing. Appropriate amounts help maintain turf vigor, but too much fertilizer can cause problems. Includes tips and a table to help determine the correct amount of fertilizer to use. 2 pages, color.

Revision Date: Apr 2024

Yellow Patch of Turfgrass

by Megan M. Kennelly Ken Obasa


Learn to spot and manage yellow patch, found primarily on golf course greens. 2-page, full color.

Revision Date: Jul 2015

Watering New Lawns

by Ward Upham et al.


The amount of water required to establish a lawn depends on soil moisture content, soil and air temperature, wind, and germination requirements of different grass species. 2-page, b/w.

Published Date: Jan 2008

Watering Established Lawns

by Ward Upham et al.


Tall fescue or bluegrass lawns must be watered regularly to keep them green. Buffalograss is the most drought-tolerant grass. Bermudagrass and zoysiagrass need less water. 2-page, b/w.

Published Date: Jan 2008

Buffalograss Lawns

by Jared Hoyle Steven J. Keeley Matthew J. Fagerness


Buffalograss is a warm-season, native prairie grass that can be used for low-maintenance lawns and other turf areas. It requires less care than other lawn grasses and, once established, survives extreme heat, drought, and cold. Publication provides information on buffalograss uses, selection, care, and management. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Nov 2014

Zoysia Lawns

by Matthew J. Fagerness


Zoysia is a warm season grass. It forms a dense sod from aboveground & underground runners. Zoysia is heat- & drought-resistant & winter hardy. It greens up later in spring than bluegrass.

Revision Date: Sep 2001

Guide to Turfgrass Nutrient Recommendations: Based on K-State Soil Test Results

by Matthew J. Fagerness Steven J. Keeley David A. Whitney


Soil testing is the basis of a sound lawn fertilization program. Routine application of unnecessary nutrients to grass can create imbalances.

Published Date: Jan 1998

Fertilizing Kansas Lawns

by Matthew J. Fagerness


A fertilization program is tailored a lawn situation: soil fertility level, grass species, traffic on the grass, and effort of a homeowner.

Revision Date: Jan 2001

Weed Control in Home Lawns

by Ward Upham


This publication outlines the basic concepts of weed control and provides a guide to the safe, effective use of herbicides for controlling lawn weeds. It includes tips for identifying common weeds and the best time for effective control. 8 pages, color.

Revision Date: Apr 2022

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