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The Pueblo County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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hat, pruners, and gardening gloves on tableMaster Gardener Help Line

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

send an email to pueblomastergardener@gmail.com to reach a Master Gardener about your horticulture questions.

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small seedlings dark soil garden shovelsYard and Garden Classes

Yard and Garden class will be offered each month starting in February. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes have been moved to online via Zoom until further notice. We will post updates on our website and Facebook pages once we can resume in-person training safely. Registration for classes is required.

Registration is now open for our Spring and Summer Yard and Garden Class Series. This series will be offered once a month virtually from February through August.  All classes are scheduled from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Class duration may vary.  Classes are free but registration is required. You can register for each class through Eventbrite:  https://2021springandsummerygseries.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, February 24
Tree Planting And Care Of New Trees
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
– Tree placement
– Planting trees
– Pruning
– Irrigation
– Mulch

Wednesday, March 31
Growing Vegetables
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
-Straw bale gardening
-Gardening in containers
-Composting
-Plant selection
-Irrigation

Tuesday, April 20
Irrigation 101
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
– Water saving tips
– Watering trees
– Watering vegetables
– Sprinkler systems
– Drip irrigation

Tuesday, May 25
Pests And Diseases In The Veggie Garden
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
-Integrated Pest Management
-Control techniques
-Causes of disease
-Disease detection and control

Tuesday, June 22
Lawn Care 101
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
-Types of grass
-Best time to seed or sod
-Irrigation
-Mowing heights
-Fertilizer

Tuesday, July 20
Planting For A Fall Harvest
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
– Plant selection
– Timing
– Bulbs, seeds, and transplants
– Frost protection

Tuesday, August 24
Water Wise Landscaping
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topics:
– Xeriscape principles
– Plant selection
– Design considerations
– Irrigation methods