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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

In the orchard

summer prune


Summer prune deciduous fruit trees. Remove new vigorous upright shoots from the tree’s interior to improve light penetration and air circulation.  Also cut back new shoot growth above the desired tree height. See more about summer pruning.

For more June orchard activities click here.

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. Consider a summer cover crop.  Read more.

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

In the WEL this month



June 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 favorites, please visit our plant lists for Spring and Summer


About composting



Composting with worms

See how to create a worm bin, harvest castings and learn facts about worms.

Gardening with limited water

WEL April Peruvian-Scilla
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during drought.   Click here for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 

Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.
Scilla peruviana

Visit us at the State Fair!

Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 24
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Monday through Thursday

Cal Expo, The Farm
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UC Master Gardener Plant Clinic booth at The Farm.  Have questions about gardening with limited water?  We have answers.

Harvest Day 2016

A Gardener's Dream Day!

Join us at Fair Oaks Horticulture Center on Saturday, August 6!  Speakers, demonstrations, educational booths.

Taste grapes, ask questions at the plant clinic, tour the gardens and more. Bring your friends and come to the area’s premier one-day educational gardening event!

For details and directions, click here.

2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar


Coming Soon!  Look for the 2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar at Harvest Day and at retailers on August 6!   See more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it.  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


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9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

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Page Last Updated: June 26, 2016

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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