UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Gardening with limited water

Sedum palmeri
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought.  Click on the "Gardening with limited water" tab at left (or click here) for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 
Sedum palmeri, a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star

In the WEL this month

Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'

July is a lovely time in the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive now. 

For more summer water efficient favorites, please visit our Summer Plant List.

Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'

This month in the vegetable garden

Tobacco hornworm (often called tomato hornworm)

Watch for insects feeding on your veggies.  Be sure to check tomatoes for hornworms and stink bugs.  Also look for squash bugs on squash and pumpkins. Read more.

See what's growing in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center vegetable demonstration raised beds this summer.

In the orchard

peach O'Henry

The summer fruit harvest season begins in earnest this month.  Pick up fallen fruit to minimize pest and disease problems including future generations of codling moths.  For more July orchard activities click here.


Composting reminder

Compost on shovel


How do soil amendments differ from mulch?  Read about it, and what to do to compost that's not quite "finished" so you can use it in the garden.

Pest Alerts!


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.

Read more

The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014.

Read more



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UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

916.876.5338 (New Number!)

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Page Last Updated: July 3, 2015

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