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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

2016 Gardening Guide and Calendar

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Gardening with limited water

Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought.   Click here for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 

Want to take out your turf grass? Lawn Removal Methods describes several ways to eliminate your lawn.
Zephyranthes candida, UC Davis Arboretum All-Star

In the WEL this month


October 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 summer and fall water efficient favorites, please visit our plant lists for Fall.

This month in the vegetable garden

squash ‘Rouge Vif d’Etampes’

This is the month to harvest pumpkins and winter squash for cooking and for fall decorations.  Harvest after the vines have dried and before the first frost.  Learn more about when to pick winter squash and pumpkins.

In the orchard


Pomegranates are ripening earlier than usual again this year. Try to pick them before rains cause cracks in the skin.  See more October orchard activities.

Visit the orchard during the next Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center on Wednesday, October 14 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Composting reminder

chopped leaves

Collect your fallen leaves and compost them, use them as mulch, or save them to use later.  Read more about using leaves in your garden.

See our on-going composting demonstrations at the October 14 Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Open Garden from 9 a.m. until noon.

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.

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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: October 4, 2015

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