University of Maryland Extension

Get Gardening Answers

Are you wondering why your garden won’t thrive? Or are you just looking for new, creative ideas to incorporate into your garden? If so, we have many opportunities for you to speak with faculty and trained volunteers to learn how you can increase your vegetable garden yield, improve small fruit production, or ask questions on how to make your flower garden blossom.  Some of the topics we can help with include:

  • Help with Garden Soil Sampling
  • Insect and Pest Identification
  • Plant Disease Identification
  • Resources for Planning Your Garden
  • Weed Identification
  • Fertilizer Recommendations
  • Best practices for Lawn Care
  • And so much more!

You can find one-on-one help for your landscape by:

  • Speaking with trained Master Gardener Volunteers at one of our many Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinics throughout the county. Volunteers will be available at these Plant Clinics to answer your questions and provide you the support you need for your garden.
  • Accessing our amazing digital library of resources through the Home and Garden Information Center. You can also submit your questions electronically to experts who are on hand to answer your questions within 2 business days.
  • Contacting the University of Maryland Extension office in Baltimore County (or your county of residence if not Baltimore County). If you are seeking pest or plant identification or plant diagnostics, delivering a sample to the office is most helpful but photos can be submitted as well. For more information on contacting the office directly with samples or other questions, click here
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