Urban Horticulture

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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.

Upcoming events

Florida Friendly Landscape Program and Plant Sale
9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
Volusia County Agriculture Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Volusia County Agriculture Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand
Pre-order form

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. 

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

Facebook
Visit the Urban Horticulture Facebook page.

Instagram
Visit the Urban Horticulture Instagram page.

Upcoming events

Plant clinic - DeBary

October 15 @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 - Port Orange

October 15 @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

November 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 - Edgewater

November 4 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd., Edgewater. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

November 4 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - NSB

November 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.  ...

Plant clinic - Deltona

November 9 @10:00 am to 12:00 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...

Plant clinic - Sugar Mill Gardens

November 13 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - Sugar Mill Gardens

November 13 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - Daytona Beach

November 14 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - DeBary

November 19 @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 - Port Orange

November 19 @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 - Edgewater

December 2 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant clippings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd., Edgewater. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

December 2 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring your plant cuttings and questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Visit the county's horticulture Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIFASVolusiaCountyExtension.  ...

Plant clinic - NSB

December 3 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - DeLand

December 6 @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.  ...

Plant clinic - Deltona

December 7 @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...

Plant clinic - Daytona Beach

December 12 @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.  ...

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Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator
Joe Sewards, M.S.
jsewards@volusia.org

West Volusia
386-822-5778

Daytona Beach
386-257-6012

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3368

Fax
386-822-5767