FREE Lawn and Garden Help

Spring is here and so are the many pesky lawn and garden problems that come along with it.  Your UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension service has solutions for you- 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 you to identify plants and insects, and address many other lawn and garden problems.

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Where you can go for help:

North:  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: http://www.palmharborlibrary.org/

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: http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/home_landscape/index.shtml

South:  Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Weedon Island Preserve located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg.  Spring dates and times are 9am-1pm on the following days: 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/22.  Weedon Island Preserve website: http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org/

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 I 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.

If you can’t make it in person you can also call the Lawn and Garden Help Line on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, by dialing 727-582-2100 and then pressing 1.

Help is also available via email– send your lawn and garden questions (with photos if possible) to hort@pinellascounty.org.