MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Do you have questions about planting spring bulbs? Maybe an unfamiliar bug has invaded your house. No matter what season, if you have questions on backyard environmental issues, Middlesex County’s Extension office will assist you with their FREE Master Gardener Helpline.
Residents of Middlesex County are encouraged to call 1-732-398-5220 with questions on plants, bugs and home conservation practices. Rutgers University trained Master Gardeners are available from 9 a.m. until noon, Mondays through Fridays during the growing season. You can also e-mail your questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trained by Rutgers University experts, Master Gardeners are equipped with the experience and reference materials needed, to provide research based answers to inquiries about horticulture and wildlife related problems. Proper ID of insects and disease is the first step to avoiding reliance on pesticides and herbicides.
Residents of other counties can consult their Master Gardeners by looking up Rutgers Cooperative Extension in their phone book’s Blue Pages or consulting the webpage http://njaes.rutgers.edu/mastergardeners/helplines.asp
You can also leave a message anytime and the MGs will return your call as soon as possible. Middlesex Master Gardeners are part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County and have a headquarters at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.