Got Gardening Questions?
Visit or call the Hotline
Or drop by: The Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
2279-B Del Oro Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
You can also catch us in person at local farmers markets or at one of our information booths. Check out where we'll be on the Events page.
Help Us Help You
You never can tell what's at the root of the problem. Below are some questions we may ask when you call:
- Name of plant
- Age of plant
- Soil type (loam, sandy, clay)
- Current watering methods (drip, sprinkler, hand)
- Frequency of watering
- Sun exposure
- Evidence of insects or other damage – check on both sides of leaves
- Recent changes that may effect the plant (watering, fertilizing)
Samples and photos related to your question are strongly encouraged. Drop them by the office any time, or email them to:
In the subject put: Attention Master Gardeners
Include a description of the problem.
What’s Hot Now?
What are the benefits of grasscycling?
by Brent McGhie
Grasscycling involves leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. The clippings act as mulch, which conserves water and slowly releases nutrients back into the soil as the clippings decompose.
For more information
"Reduce Lawn Work/Water/Time." Butt e County Gardening Guide and Three-Year Gardening Journal. Chico, CA, 2016. 44. Print.
Grasscycling—what to do with the grass clippings