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


COVID-19 Update

In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 crisis and the recommendations of various public health agencies we will be adjusting our services accordingly:

  • Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions.  Please send an email with your inquiry to mgsacramento@ucanr.edu. We are checking email regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible.

  • We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs at our Master Gardener Help Desk at the UCCE Sacramento office. 

  • Community events scheduled until April 30 are now canceled.

2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Blossoms - 2020 Gardening Guide & Calendar

Blossoms!  Learn about flowers and so much more in our 2020 Calendar

Plenty of advice about growing flowers and recipes from the Master Food Preservers for cooking with them.

Just a few left--order now. Still only $10!


March Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

They are blooming!  Some fruit trees like this apricot bloom as early as February.  If bloom days are dry (pollinators don’t like rain) and warm (above 27 degrees), you can look forward to summer fruit!  See what to do in the orchard for March.

In the WEL

March 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 Winter and Spring.

The vegetable garden

It’s time to plant seeds for tomatoes, if you haven’t already. Don’t be tempted to buy tomato plants now at the garden store unless you have a warm place to keep them until April!

See what to do in the vegetable garden in March.

Backyard berries

Test pH for Blueberries and fertilize all cane berries this month. Test your irrigation system.

See more tips for March.

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.


For many gardeners, turning the pile can be the most grueling part of composting. Get the right tools to make the best use of your efforts.

The vineyard

If you did not prune in late February, prune in March before the new shoots reach two inches long.

Plan your mildew spray program.

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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The Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

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(916) 876-5338


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

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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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