UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


Visit us at the State Fair!

Friday, July 12 through
Sunday, July 28
10 AM - 8 PM Friday - Sunday
11 AM - 8 PM Monday - Thursday
The Farm at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

Harvest Day 2019

A Gardener's Dream Day
Saturday, August 3 - 8 AM - 2 PM

Our biggest event of the year.  Don't miss it!

Harvest Day details and directions.

Don't forget your checkbook (sorry no credit cards) for a Master Gardener shopping spree!


July Horticulture Center Updates


In the WEL

July is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Summer.

The vegetable garden

Cherry tomatoes! Choices seem endless for these little flavor gems that say summer with every bite.

Do your tomatoes have brown leathery patches on the bottoms? Visit our Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers to this and more.

In the orchard

Harvest season has begun. Support branches heavy with fruit to prevent them from breaking.

Keep fallen fruit picked up to avoid disease and rodents.

See more July orchard activities.


Grass clippings can be a great source of nitrogen, but beware!

If applications of weed-n-feed or any herbicides have been applied to the lawn, those clippings should not go into the pile.

Consider grasscycling.

Backyard berries

Shade cloth over fall-bearing raspberries will prevent sunburn.

See more tips for July.

Grow herbs!

Bay leaves

Bay Laurel. Want an herb you can harvest year around? If you’ve ever priced Bay leaves at the store, you’ll want to grow your own--even in a container.

Pest Alerts!

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening.  For more:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.


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Contact us

The Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

(916) 876-5338


Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Office closed Fridays

Please call for walk-in
office hours.

Find our office

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628


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

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