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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

Facebook
Visit the Urban Horticulture Facebook page.

Instagram
Visit the Urban Horticulture Instagram page.

Upcoming events

Plant clinic - Edgewater

March 2 @10:00 am to 11:00 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.  ...

Plant clinic - Ormond Beach

March 3 @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

March 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

March 6 @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 - Sugar Mill Gardens

March 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

March 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

March 13 @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

March 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

March 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.  ...

Spring into action for a healthy lawn

March 21 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
With spring on the way, many people are starting to think about their lawn again. Winter’s dormant period gave us a bit of a break from lawn care, but it’s time to get back out there. Urban and residential horticulturist Joe Sewards will share tips to get your lawn ready for the growi...

Plant clinic - DeLand

April 3 @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 - 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.  ...

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.  ...

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.  ...

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.  ...

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...

Learn about low-volume irrigation

April 18 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Micro-irrigation systems are easy to install, inexpensive and versatile. They can help you save money, protect our precious water resources, and keep your landscape and garden healthy. Urban and residential horticulturist Joe Sewards will explain how and where to use these systems from 10...

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