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Home and Family, Horticulture, Horticulture, Outdoors

Colored plastic mulches may provide boost to garden crops

It may seem trivial, but home gardeners who choose to use plastic mulch may want to note the advantages that research has shown for colored mulches over the more traditional black plastic mulch. Read More



Open fridge with food leftovers and meal plan in glass containers. Domestic refrigerator for healthy eating. Leftover food, yogurt, cheese and other groceries. (Photo: iStock - Olga PS)

Power out? Prepping, storing food can be ‘tricky’

Flowering white lilies (Photo: iStock - Elen11)

K-State expert shares tips to keep Easter lilies blooming

Home lawn choked with dandelions

Managing a weed invasion in the home lawn

  • By Maddy Rohr │ Kansas State University Research and Extension
Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University agriculture economics professor spoke March 1 at Cattlemen's Day in Manhattan, Kansas. (Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)
Some homeowners may choose to save on their watering bill by waiting a couple weeks later to seed cool-season grasses this year, says Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham. (Photo courtesy of K-State Research and Extension.)

Lawn calendar for cool-season grasses

Wheat (Journal photo by Lacey Vilhauer.)