Lee County Project Leaders: John Sewell and Gene Galloway
Are you struggling with your garden? If you have questions or quandaries, an Alabama Extension Master Gardener is available at the push of a button with the toll-free Master Gardener Helpline. Since 2006, the helpline continues to provide research-based gardening help to Alabamians.
Call 1-877-252-4769 (GROW)
The helpline is available Monday through Friday via Alabama Extension offices across the state. As soon as clients call, they are connected to a Master Gardener volunteer or the dedicated voicemail system. The helpline voicemail is available 24/7 and volunteers promptly return calls on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
“No matter the question, the Master Gardener volunteers are there to help,” said Alabama Extension Master Gardeners State Coordinator Kerry Smith. “We’ve trained them to answer almost any garden issue you can imagine.”
Master Gardeners assist in answering an array of topics.
- Identifying plant types
- Identifying insect and disease pests
- How much fertilizer to use
- The best time to prune azaleas
- And more!