Sacramento County Master Gardeners
In the WEL this month
May 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 winter and spring favorites, please visit our plant list for Spring.
This month in the vegetable garden
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 on pears and apples is a problem in our area; 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.
See other May orchard activities.
Read about turning your compost pile and what to use to turn it.
If you're composting with worms, continue to add more food because the worms are working hard to make wonderful castings for your garden.
Gardening with limited water
Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.
2016 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Order your 2016 Gardening Guide and Calendar, Living in Our Golden State...Come Rain or Come Shine, online now. 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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UC Gardening Blogs
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