Sacramento County Master Gardeners
In the orchard
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
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.
See how to create a worm bin, harvest castings and learn facts about worms.
Gardening with limited water
Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.
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
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
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!
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.
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