The Garden Hotline staff provides answers to Oakland County residents' questions about:
- nuisance pests/wildlife
- organic gardening
- native plantings
- specialty gardens (water, raised beds, etc.)
Services offered by the Garden Hotline are:
Samples of plant and insect/pest problems can be submitted for identification and management recommendations. Samples can be mailed or brought in directly during our regular office hours. Avoid mailing samples on Fridays. Diagnostic fee (cash or check only) is $5.00 per visit.
Problem-solving via telephone
Currently questions can be directed to staff Mondays during the non-growing season (fall/winter), 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, by phoning 248-858-0902. Messages can be left at any time and calls will be returned. Closed major holidays.
Problem-solving via e-mail
Questions can be sent
Garden Hotline and Diagnostic Services Hours:
April through Mid-September (Spring/Summer)
Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm.
October through March (non-growing season):
Open only on Mondays, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Please call us at 248-858-0902 before bringing in samples.
During the non-growing season, you can also call the statewide hotline at
888-MSUE-4MI (888-678-3464) on Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
For further information or assistance, contact the Garden Hotline at 248-858-0902.
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