Despite the continued wintry weather, March marks the start of springtime for the Kendall County Master Gardener Help Desk.
Each growing season, trained University of Illinois Extension volunteers field community questions on trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers, vegetables and other plant-related topics.
In March, Master Gardeners are available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“Weather, lawn care, spring blooms and starting vegetable seeds indoors are popular topics this time of year with the Master Gardener Help Desk,” program coordinator Sarah Fellerer said. “Master Gardeners can advise on what needs to be done in gardens and yards each season, including questions about pruning, soil sampling, disease control and prevention, project planning and much more.”
Starting in April, service hours continue from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and expand to Monday through Friday through September. To connect with the Kendall County Master Gardener Help Desk, call 630-553-5823 or visit the Master Gardener office at the University of Illinois Extension office at 7775B, Route 47, Yorkville. Questions also may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program in Kendall County, visit go.illinois.edu/extensiondkk.