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Residents who need answers to questions such as "When do I plant?" "What kind of grass is best for this area?" and "When do I fertilize?" find the Extension Service is the place to call. The Residential Horticulture agent and trained master gardeners are never too busy to answer your questions on gardening.

Fertilizer ordinance

  • Volusia County bans the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorous from June 1 through Sept. 30.
  • Nitrogen in lawn and landscape fertilizers must be at least 50% slow release from Oct. 1 through May 31. 

Upcoming events

GI-BMP class
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020
Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Spring vegetable gardening
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020
Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Spring lawn care
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21, 2020
Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Low-volume irrigation
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, 2020
Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona

Plant and Vendor Faire
Plant Preview (no sales): 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 3
Plant Faire: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4
Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Citrus greening disease

Citrus greening is a serious threat to Florida's citrus industry. This incurable tree disease is prevalent in every Florida county in both residential and commercial trees.
Overview
Information for residential growers
Asian citrus psyllid
How to send a sample for testing
UF sample submission form

UF/IFAS Research : Turf Grass Nutrient Study
The Neighborhood Gardener – Florida Yards and Neighborhoods/Master

Social Media

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Upcoming events

CANCELED - Plant sale preview

April 3 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Volusia County’s master gardeners have been sowing and growing all year to assemble plants ideal for Central Florida’s climate. Locals can purchase these verdant treasures from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4, during the 22nd annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Vendor Faire at the Volus...

CANCELED - Plant Sale and Vendor Faire

April 4 @8:30 am to 12:00 pm
The Master Gardener Plant Sale and Vendor Faire will be rescheduled.

CANCELED - Plant clinic - Edgewater

April 6 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Bring your plant clippings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

April 7 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - NSB

April 7 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - Sugar Mill Gardens

April 8 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - Daytona Beach

April 9 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant clippings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - Deltona

April 11 @10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Home gardeners can get a double dose of growing advice at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Howard Jeffries will hold a free plant clinic and answer gardening questions at 10 a.m. Residents are invited to bring their plant cuttings for evaluation.   Jeffries, a master g...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - DeBary

April 21 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - Port Orange

April 21 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - DeLand

May 1 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your plant clippings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

May 5 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - NSB

May 5 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

CANCELED - Plant clinic - DeBary

May 18 @11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.  Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - DeLand

June 5 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

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