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Helpline Services:

Are you wondering about who is visiting the leaves of your trees, shrubs and plants?  If you notice that some leaves are being eaten, some have black spots and some are turning yellow or white, please call the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County Helpline.  The volunteers stand ready to assist with research based information about horticulture, insects, wildlife and other environmental concerns.  Additionally, they provide information on other Rutgers Master Gardener programs and services.  The Helpline is open from 9 AM to 12 PM starting in March and 9 AM to 3 PM through the growing season.   The telephone number is 732-349-1245.  We look forward to hearing from you! 


2018 Early Spring Popular Issues or Trends Include:

  • Questions on soil testing

  • The correct methods of pruning

  • Fertilizer needs and crab grass control

  • Diagnostic concerns include:Carpet beetles, Bed Bugs and Flying ants

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