UC Master Gardeners of Butte County
University of California
UC Master Gardeners of Butte County


Got Gardening Questions?

Visit or call the Hotline
Wednesday 9am-12pm
Thursday 1-4pm

Call: 530-538-7201

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

mulching mower
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

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