Welcome to Cooperative Extension: Garden & Yard
University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides home gardeners with practical, how-to solutions based on university research.
- Ask a gardening question.
- Diagnose a problem.
- See our calendar of upcoming classes and events.
- Register for upcoming classes and events.
- Learn more about becoming a Master Gardener or Maine Harvest for Hunger volunteer.
- If you need a plant identified, bring a sample to your local UMaine Extension county office or fill out a Plant Identification Submission Form (PDF).
Find garden & yard information about:
For timely information throughout the gardening season,
see Maine Home Garden News.
Winter is the time to…
- Note plants with winter interest to add to your landscape. Bright red branches, ornamental bark, persistent fruit, or interesting growth habits can all be lovely features to enjoy in a winter garden. Use these observations to make a shopping list for your spring garden center outings.
- Try new recipes for crops you plan to grow. Did you get overwhelmed with cherry tomatoes last year? Take time to find new recipes for those bountiful crops so you can enjoy every bit of your harvest.
- Be mindful of hazardous trees in your landscape. If you have potentially unsafe trees on your property, have a licensed arborist evaluate and take care of weak limbs or whole trees before winter storms make them a real issue. For information on smaller do-it-yourself pruning projects, check out our pruning resources.