2017 Fall Session of Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

The fall class is scheduled!  Please click (HERE) to download the registration forms for the Level 1 (Basic) Class or the Level 2 (Advanced) Class.  If you have any questions please call us at 636-583-5141

Understanding Herbicide Drift Issues

Several reports of herbicide injury on high-value ornamental and specialty crops due to drift from products has been reported.  Read more about this and other helpful topics at the MU Integrated Pest Management website. 

Divide (and conquer) Iris in August

Considered to be one of the more carefree perennials, bearded iris considered to be one of the more carefree perennials, bearded iris is not difficult to grow. However, when iris clumps become too large and overcrowded, fewer flowers are produced in the spring. This series of events signals it is time to rejuvenate the clumps by dividing the rhizomes into small sections. A rhizome is a thickened stem that grows horizontally at ground level or just below the surface of the soil. During July and August the growth of iris slows. It is during this period that the clump is most easily and successfully trimmed back, dug, divided and transplanted.s not difficult to grow. However, when iris clumps become too large and overcrowded, fewer flowers are produced in the spring. This series of events signals it is time to rejuvenate the clumps by dividing the rhizomes into small sections. A rhizome is a thickened stem that grows horizontally at ground level or just below the surface of the soil. During July and August the growth of iris slows. It is during this period that the clump is most easily and successfully trimmed back, dug, divided and transplanted.  Read more...

Gardening and Lawn Care Tips!

It's official, summer is here.  Stay cool when working in your gardens during the heat.  There are an abundant amount of  tasks to be done that can keep you on top of your flower beds, lawn, and garden.  The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The August Gardening Calendar will keep you on top of everything you need. Be sure and scroll down to the calendar page for weed identification and many other resources.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Flood Recovery Information Packet for Home and Business

With the recent flooding throughout the state of Missouri, we encourage you to download this informational packet to assist you in the recovery process.
Flood Recovery Packet for your home (PDF)
Missouri Business Disaster Resource Guide (PDF)

Franklin County 4-H News

May 2017 (PDF)