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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Is a freeze in the forecast?

Frost on Swiss chard

Read about how to protect sensitive plants when low temperatures are in the forecast.

2016 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2016 GG&C cover

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!

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 orchard

persimmon harvest

It's time to harvest persimmons, quince, lemons and Bearss limes.  And now is the time to plan how to protect your citrus from frosts and damaging freezes this winter.  See more information about November orchard activities.

In the WEL this month


November 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 fall and winter water efficient favorites, please visit our plant lists for Fall and Winter.

This month in the vegetable garden

chopped leaves
If you are not going to plant cool-season crops in your garden then it's time to get your vegetable garden bed ready for winter. Learn what to do, and ways to use fall leaves in your vegetable garden here.

Composting reminder

leaf pile
Big trees mean lots of fall leaves. Use extra leaves as mulch.  Fill garbage bags with dry leaves to mix with garden “greens” next spring.  Read more

Composting with worms? Give them a pumpkin pulp and rind treat. ___________________________________________________

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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Contact us

UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827


Telephone consultation:
Monday through Thursday
9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

Please call for walk-in
office hours. 

To get directions, click on the red balloon on the map below.

2015 holiday office hours

The UCCE Office will be closed these days:

Veteran’s Day: Wed, Nov 11
Thanksgiving: Thurs and Fri, Nov 26, 27
Christmas and New Year holidays: Dec 24 through Jan 1, 2016

The UCCE Office will be open Mon through Wed, Dec 21 through 23 (to verify, call before visiting).  Master Gardener phones will not be covered during this period.

UC Gardening Blogs

Page Last Updated: November 22, 2015

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

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