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Harvey County

Horticulture Article Archive

Here you will find helpful information from articles written by Horticulture Agent Scott Eckert.  For more information, please contact our office.


Seed Potato Planting

Crab Grass Preventer

Setting out Tomatoes

Protecting Tomatoes from Wind


Spraying for Bag Worms

Weed Control and Lawn Care

Planting for Fall Vegetables Callendar

Fall Armyworms

Fall Fescue: Weeds Before Seeds


Fall Garden Crops

Fall Knotweed Prevention

Garden Crop Rotation

Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Blooms

Mowing Leaves in Your Lawn

Tilling Leaves into Your Garden Bed

Fertilizers for your Plants

Fall Tool Cleaning

Preventing Sunscald and Frost Crack on Youth Trees


Winter/Spring Horiculturist Newsletter

Garden Planning/Plant Starting

Choosing Your Christmas Tree

Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees

Pruning of Apple Trees

Watering Trees in Dry Winter

Overwintering Houseplants

Indoor Plants

Houseplant Care

Non-Chemical Houseplant Pest Control

Boston Ferns

Spider/Airplane Plants

Jade Succulents

Dracaena (Corn Plant, etc.)

Tips on Watering Houseplants

Aphids on Houseplants

Indoor Whiteflies


Outdoor/Garden Plants


Broccoli from Seed

Brussel Sprouts





Garlic Planting




Onions and their Cousins

Pea Plants

Saving Seeds from Year to Year

Tree Sunscald

Walnut Caterpillars

Lawn Grass Care

Henbit and Winter Annuals

Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass Care Calendar

Cool Season Grass for Shade

Aerating your Lawn

Removing Bermuda Grass

Little Barley

November Nitrogen

Extra Insights

Growing and Using Herbs

Compost for Organic Matter

Weeding Your Garden

Raised Bed Gardening

Adding Organic Matter to Soil

Tree Burls

Tree Bark Cracking

Gall Formation on Trees

Cedar Rust on Evergreens

Pine and Spruce Needle Drop