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Grass That Lasts

Sep 25, 2012

If you're one of those folks who doesn't mind watering the lawn occasionally, but didn't quite feel like jacking up your water bill during this hot summer, you allowed your grass to go dormant. And then it went brown.

Has it "come back" to its green state in the last few weeks? Perhaps. Or perhaps not. 

In the first segment of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes Dennis Patton, a horticulture agent for the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension to talk about keeping your lawn healthy. We'll talk about how to prepare your lawn for new grass, overseeding, planting the right type of grass seed, the right amount of water, and what fertilizer you should use to maintain healthy grass without allowing cross contamination.

Grass questions? We'd love to hear them.Give us a call at 816 235 2888 or email us at You can also post comments on KCUR's Facebook page or Tweet us at @KCURUpToDate.

More information: K-State Research and Extension has a gardening hotline at 913.715.7050

Dennis Patton hails from south central Kansas growing up on a wheat farm near Caldwell, Kansas. He developed a love of nature and plants from his grandmother who was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing plants with friends and neighbors. After attending college at Kansas State University, Dennis worked briefly on a commercial vegetable farm in central Kansas before working with the K-State Research and Extension. His Extension career started in McPherson County before joining the Johnson County staff.