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

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
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Instagram
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Upcoming events

Plant clinic - DeBary

August 20 @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

August 20 @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 propagation and plant swap

September 5 @1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will dish the dirt on plant propagation at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. He will explain how to grow new plants from a variety of sources, including seeds, cuttings and other plant parts. Attendees...

GI-BMP fertilizer training

September 6 @8:00 am to 3:30 pm
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer Green Industries Best Management Practices training from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.   The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, gov...

Plant clinic - DeLand

September 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 - Sugar Mill Gardens

September 11 @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

September 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.  ...

Plant clinic - Deltona

September 14 @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 - DeBary

September 17 @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

September 17 @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 - NSB

October 1 @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

October 4 @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

October 7 @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

October 7 @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 - 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 - 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 - 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.  ...

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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