Sacramento County Master Gardeners
2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar
The 2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar is here!
It makes a great gift, especially with our new, lower price--$10 each!
Garden Enrichment Opportunities!
There are several ways for you to help us financially while helping yourself at the same time. Besides a tax deductible donation, you can shop and attend occasional paid classes.
In the orchard
Prune apricots and cherries by the end of the month so cuts heal before wet weather begins.
Check citrus in containers to be sure roots have not blocked drain holes.
See more August orchard activities.
In the WEL this month
August is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
For more favorites, please visit our Summer plant list.
This month in the vegetable garden
Grow Florence fennel. It is a little unusual but very easy to grow.
Do you have room in your garden for fall/winter vegetables? Download our Vegetable Planting Schedule (PDF) to see what to plant now.
It’s hot out there, time to monitor the compost pile for moisture and excess heat.
Put only disease- and pest-free fruit and vegetable garden waste in the compost pile.
Gardening with limited water
Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014.
Advice to Grow By - Ask Us!
UC Cooperative Extension
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Monday through Thursday
9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday
Please call for walk-in
To get directions, click on the red balloon on the map below.
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