Peat humus seems to be one of those “magical” soil amendments that can fix whatever ails your garden (assuming you can find any to purchase). But is this perception accurate? Let’s find out.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.
Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) is a variety of bunch grass with deep roots and a somewhat variable appearance.
Johnson grass is a common weed that occurs throughout Kansas, and one of the most expensive weeds that farmers have to deal with.
Side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) takes its name from its peculiar inflorescence.
Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) is a tall bunchgrass species that ranges from four to eight feet in height.
Is this common weed overrunning your field, pasture, or lawn? Good news—it’s relatively easy to manage.
Buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides) is characteristic of a shortgrass prairie plant, only reaching two to eight inches in height.
In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.
The Web Soil Survey site takes a little bit of getting used to, but it provides a wealth of information.