Lawn and Garden

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Personnel with the assistance of the Master Gardeners provide horticulture information to the residents of Ocean County.

Services Include:

Helpline - Lawn and garden questions are answered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.  Afternoon hours vary during Spring and Summer months.  Call (732-349-1245).

Ticks - free identification is available throughout the entire year.  Make sure you have a copy of our fact sheet - Prevent Tick Bites:  Prevent Lyme Disease and the CDC Lyme Disease: What you need to know

Diagnostics - free identification and diagnosis of plants and pest problems is provided.  Recommendations are given.  A representative sample of the problem is required for an accurate diagnosis.

Soil Testing - Two types of soil tests are available.  A pH test to determine acidity or alkalinity is available for $5.00. A complete soil analysis kit, including pH, nutrients in the soil and recommendations, is also available.  The fee is $20.00. For further information contact our office.

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To contact the Agriculture Department call - 732-349-1246 or we also can be reached at -

Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Cooperative Extension of Ocean County