Olathe Grass Pad
The Olathe Grass Pad was the first to include a full nursery and garden center, opening its doors in 1983, and selling the best sod in Olathe ever since. The store has since expanded to become one of the midwest’s major retail and wholesale distributors to sell lawn and landscape materials, including fertilizers, grass seed, sod, flowers, trees, shrubs, bulk mulch, and much more to homeowners and landscape professionals. We also sell straw bales for gardens and doghouses.
At Grass Pad we have a reputation for having a knowledgeable sales staff and friendly customer service. Our experts can solve any lawn and garden problem you throw at them, and we’re always happy for a new challenge.
The Olathe location site has initially been the Hyer Boot Factory, famous for its narrow-toed, high-heeled cowboy boot design. Much like the Grass Pad is today, the Hyer Boot Company was a mainstay of Olathe. We are proud to be part of the rich history of Olathe. The Grass Pad participates in many local events, like the Johnson County Old Settlers Parade and the Olathe BBQ Championship. Just look for our green shirts or the famous Grass Pad car. Don’t be shy, come on over and say hello!
Richard grew up on a farm in central Missouri where his love of growing plants began. This led to his BS in horticulture from Northwest Missouri State. Richard entered the garden center business upon graduation and joined our family in 2006 at our location on Barry Road. Richard managed the nursery and later the store at this location and has been the manager of the Olathe location since 2016.