Residential Lawn & Garden
UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Residential Horticulture Program provides UF/IFAS research-based information and educational programs to Hillsborough County residents. Our staff and volunteers are available to answer your gardening and landscaping questions.
- Lawn & Garden Events
- Master Gardener Help Desk
- Master Gardener Volunteer Program
- Diagnostic Services
Need a speaker for your group? Presentations are available on a wide variety of topics.
- Resources & Publications
- Hillsborough County Gardening Almanac
- Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden
Staff and Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on the telephone or in person from homeowners about their landscapes. They can assist homeowners with lawn and pest problems, what to successfully grow in their landscape and vegetable gardens, and when and how to water effectively. Insect and plant samples may be taken to the Help Desk for identification and for solutions to problems. Soil samples can be tested for a nominal charge to determine pH.
Help Desk Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Telephone: (813) 744-5519
- Troubleshooting plant problems
- Soil pH testing
- Insect identification
- Plant identification
- Disease identification
- Irrigation recommendations
- Vegetable and fruit tree growing assistance
- Nutritional recommendations