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Find landscape inspiration at International Master Gardener Conference

International Master Gardener Conference to bring over 1,100 gardeners, experts, and enthusiasts to Kansas City Region
The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) will convene June 18-22 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. More than 1,100 gardening enthusiasts are expected to attend the conference, most of whom will be Extension Master Gardeners from […]

June 7th, 2023|Garden Tour, Gardening, Lawn & Garden|0 Comments

What’s best for you: Rain garden or bioswale?

By Dennis Patton,  Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

Reusable bag or plastic bag? Rain garden or bioswale? The answer may be obvious on the first choice, but when it comes to managing water, it can be confusing.

Rain gardens and bioswales have similar results, but vary in how they are designed and work. Let’s look at […]

Discover native plants at spring sales

It’s time to start digging in the garden, and here’s where you can find the largest variety of native plant flowers, vines, shrubs, grasses and trees.

To find native plant sales and resources in your city, check Plant Native and search by location. In the Kansas City area, here are upcoming native plants sales this spring.
Missouri Prairie Foundation […]

April 11th, 2023|Event, Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Native plants, Pollinators|0 Comments

Spring into action: Your ultimate guide to tree planting

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance program educates people about all the critically important benefits created by urban trees, why these trees need extra care, and the proper ways to give them that care. Here’s expert advice on planting trees in Kansas City.
By Bridging the Gap

It’s finally tree planting season! We must continue to plant trees in […]

March 28th, 2023|Green Tip, Lawn & Garden, Nature, Trees|1 Comment

Mow electric with new rebate program

Are you ready to swap out your gas mower for electric? A new program can help.

The Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program just launched Mow Electric, a lawn mower rebate program to assist homeowners with making the switch from gas-powered mowers to electric mowers.

What are the benefits to electric-powered mowers? Electric mowers reduce carbon emissions, […]

March 28th, 2023|Air Quality, Event, Lawn & Garden|0 Comments