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


May is a lovely time to visit the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive at this time of year. 

For more of our spring water efficient favorites, please visit our Spring Plant List.

This month in the vegetable garden

sliced tomato

Transplant tomatoes and peppers this month.  Seeds of pumpkins, beans....
read more.

See results of the straw bale gardening project conducted at the vegetable demonstration garden last year.

In the orchard

fire blight


Fire blight on pears and apples is a big problem in our area this year; see more information about dealing with fire blight.  Codling moth is a common insect pest on apples and other fruit. Read about controlling this pest here.  For other May 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.

2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar

GG 2015 cover

Order your 2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar, Our All Stars for All Seasons, online now. To see more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it, click here.  Remember, it makes a great gift!

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!)

Telephone consultation:
Monday through Thursday
9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

Please call for walk-in
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Page Last Updated: May 18, 2015

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