February 20, 2013

Lawn and Garden Help Available Near You!

Theresa Badurek    
Urban Horticulture Extension Agent
and Master Gardener Coordinator

Spring is near and so are the many pesky lawn and garden problems that come along with it. Your Pinellas County Extension service has solutions for you- now available in three locations for north, central, and south county residents. Master Gardeners and/or horticulturists are available at all three locations to look at samples that are brought in by residents, identify plants and insects and address many other horticulture problems.

Where you can go for help:

North: Pinellas County Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Palm Harbor Library located at 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683. This clinic is open on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. Palm Harbor Library website:

Central: The original Lawn and Garden Help Desk located at the Extension office at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo is open M-F from 8am-5pm (excluding holidays). Pinellas County Extension website:

South: This location is brand new! Pinellas County Extension has set up a Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Weedon Island Preserve located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. This clinic is open on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm through the months of February, March and April. Weedon Island Preserve website:

What kinds of questions do you have? Bring them to one of our experts and find the solutions you have been looking for. Our service is free and can save you time, money, energy, water, and frustration. We can also help you learn what to grow and when and where to grow it.

Some common questions we answer:

  • How do start a vegetable garden? 
  • When should I prune my trees? 
  • How do I care for my citrus? 
  • How can I care for my lawn with fewer pesticides? 
  • What is this bug?!

…and so much more! So, load up your samples and/or photos, bring a notebook if you like, and come on by to learn more.

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