York County Master Gardener Program
York County Master Gardener News
York County Master Gardeners volunteer 8500 hours in 2014
October 31, 2014York County Master Gardeners were busy this year, providing research-based information to help York County residents solve their yard and garden problems with research-based information.
Gardens at John Rudy Park earn Search for Excellence Award
July 29, 2014York County Master Gardeners work in partnership with the York County Juvenile Probation Department and the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to plant, maintain and harvest the Gardens at John Rudy County Park.
Rain Gardens to Manage Storm Water Runoff
November 16, 2012An economical and ecological way to collect rain water is to install a rain garden. Properly established, these gardens manage storm water runoff at a fraction of the cost of standard methods and beautify your yard at the same time.
MAEscapes Gardens Mentioned in Patriot News Article
June 9, 2011George Weigel of the Patriot News discusses Jacquie Doyle's talk at the Millersville Native Plant Conference. He also mentions the MAEscapes gardens at Penn State Extension, York County
Pollinator Friendly Garden Certification
June 7, 2011Certify your Pennsylvania garden as Pollinator Friendly!
Plant It Right for Healthier, Long-Lived Plants
May 14, 2015The future success of any new landscape plantings depends heavily on whether or not you plant them correctly. Improperly planted plants are far less able to cope with adverse conditions such as disease, insect attack, and drought. Trees are much less forgiving than perennials, but proper planting techniques apply generally to all plants.
Don’t Over Fertilize Your Lawn this Spring!
May 11, 2015As spring temperatures warm up, many of us begin to think about yard work and greening up that dormant winter lawn.
Canada Thistle: Bane of Gardeners
May 9, 2015Weeds are a big problem in the garden. They compete with desirable plants for water and nutrients, and they often harbor pests and disease. They also detract from the beauty of the garden. I’m fairly diligent about weeding, and I utilize mulch to reduce the number of weeds present, but our sun-drenched yard encourages their germination and propagation. And so I weed – a lot.
Oh No! You Have Clay Soil
May 9, 2015What can you do if you have clay soil? First of all run over those leaves in the fall with your lawn mower and then spread them around where you want better soil. Amending the clay soil with organic matter improves drainage, retains moisture and improves soil texture.
The Lawn Corner: Chinch Bugs
May 9, 2015With warmer weather quickly arriving, it will not be long before all types of insects start to appear. Though most of these insects are beneficial or little more than a passing nuisance, the hairy chinch bug can spend the summer severely damaging even the healthiest home lawn.
When: June 3, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Family Garden Day
When: June 6, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Butterfly Container Workshop
When: June 13, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Youth Summer Garden Camp
When: June 16, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Master Gardener Bus Trip
When: June 19, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA