University of Maryland Extension

Home and Garden Information Center

Thank you for your inquiry. 

All home horticulture and pest management questions directed to University of Maryland Extension are answered by our staff of Certified Professional Horticulturists at the Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC).  This state-wide resource will provide you with free information and consultation services that will help solve your garden, landscape, and pest problems. 

It’s easy to have your question answered via this excellent website - just copy and paste this link into your web browser: and click “Ask Maryland’s Garden Experts”

OR call the HGIC toll-free “hotline”, Monday-Friday, from 8am-1pm:

1.800.342.2507 and speak to a Certified Professional Horticulturist.

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