Have a Gardening Question?

If you've got questions, we've got answers! Here are several ways you can easily access yard and garden information.

Master Gardener Helpline

Calls referred to Extension staff or a Douglas County Master Gardener.

Check out our most frequent gardening questions page

Some of the questions we receive most often are answered on Most Frequent Gardening Questions page. Check to see if your question is answered there.

Explore the Minnesota Extension Garden Pages

Extensive information, all based on years of research at the University of Minnesota, is available on the University of Minnesota Garden pages to help you find the best plants and gardening practices for your Minnesota garden. Whether you are interested in your vegetable garden, lawn, landscape needs, or flower beds, you will find it all here.

In addition you will see how to connect with your local Master Gardeners no matter what part of the state you live in. If you have an interest, you can even learn how to become a Master Gardener yourself.

Major sections of the site deal with two prominent areas: the safe use of pesticides and other means for dealing with insects and diseases on the one hand and management of weeds (identification) and treatment on the other. In addition you will find helpful content exploring ways to deal with wildlife issues.

There is also a lot of information designed for commercial environments. This includes turf management, honey bee keeping, and fruit and vegetable production.

University of Minnesota Services and Resources

One section within the garden pages relates to some of the services and resources provided to Minnesota residents that are often needed. This includes soil testing, plant disease clinics, activities of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and much more.

Yard and Garden News

If you are a real garden enthusiast, you may want to check out the University of Minnesota Extension Department's Yard and Garden News. Several times a month this publication shares the most important news for Minnesota gardeners. It focuses largely on the latest news about pest or disease invasions and what can be done about them.