Lawn Grass Turf

September 6, 2017
Lawn Grass (Turf)

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Welcome to My Office! Golf Course and Sports Turf Operations

Want more information about degree opportunities? Check out the Golf Course and Sports Turf Operations Specialization at the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources website.

Get the K-State experience in person! Schedule a personalized campus visit today! Take a tour of campus, meet with admissions, learn about student life and activities, and meet with an academic adviser in Golf Course and Sports Turf Operations. Questions about the program? Contact us directly at 785-532-6923.

Want more information on the K-State Turf program? You're on the right site. Click on the items to the left to meet the faculty, check out the KSU Turf Blog, or learn about managing turfgrasses in Kansas.

Make Golf Course and Sports Turf Operations your office today!

students inspecting turfGrowing and managing turfgrass in the transitional climate of Kansas can be a challenge - come here for all the information you need to be successful! Find the latest research from Kansas State University on topics relevant to everyone like homeowners, golf course professionals, commercial landscapers and sports turf managers.

Under the Resources and Publications tab you can find all of the Turfgrass Extension Publications, information about commercial pesticide applicator's licenses, K-State turfgrass research reports, and links to turf disease and insect information from other K-State Departments.

Head over to the Lawn Problem Solver to find solutions to your lawn headaches, and the NCERA-221 Website has turfgrass extension publications from other Midwestern universities.

For breaking news and timely information, visit the K-State Turfgrass Blog. At the blog you can review old posts, make comments and add your opinion to any of the discussions. Don't forget to stay connected through our Facebook and Twitter pages

MowingSteve Keeley, Professor of Turfgrass Science, was awarded Faculty of the Semester from the College of Agriculture.

Congratulations to KSU Turfgrass Graduate Students Jake Reeves and Evan Alderman for placing 2nd and 3rd in the K-State Graduate Research Forum Competition. Jake Reeves placed 2nd in the Agriculture Poster Session and Evan Alderman placed 3rd in the Agriculture Oral Session.

Sponsored by The Graduate Student Council, KSU Graduate School, Offices of the President and Provost and Sigma Xi, the K-State Research Forum allows all graduate students across the university to compete in oral and poster presentation competitions about research they are conducting during their graduate career. The titles listed below represented the turfgrass graduate students that participated in the forum.

Ross Braun, Jack Fry, Megan Kennelly, Dale Bremer, and Jason Griffin

Jacob A. Reeves, Jared A. Hoyle, and Cole S. Thompson

Evan J. Alderman, Jared A. Hoyle, Jack D. Fry, and Steve J. Keeley

Job well done to all the participants in the K-State Graduate Research Forum!

This year we will honor K-State Graduate, Jim Heinze as the Alumni Fellow for Agriculture. The goal of the Alumni Fellows program is to create opportunities for successful alumni to interact with our students. Read more about Jim on the KSU Turf Blog

Turf Field Day Steve Keeley Research Forum Jim Heinz


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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