Oakland County, Michigan/MSU Extension/Yard & Garden/Garden Hotline & Diagnostic Services

Garden Hotline & Diagnostic Services

The MSU Statewide Garden Hotline offers Oakland County residents and horticulture businesses expertise in problem-solving and educational resources for soils, fertilization, weed control, pesticide practices, plant disease and insect control, flowers, lawn care, fruit and vegetable gardening, tree and shrub management and more!

The Garden Hotline staff provides answers to residents' questions about:

  • Trees/shrubs
  • Lawns
  • Flowers
  • Fruit
  • Insects
  • Nuisance pests/wildlife
  • Vegetables
  • Composting
  • Organic gardening
  • Native plantings
  • Specialty gardens (water, raised beds, etc.)

Ways to Contact the Hotline & Garden Experts:

  • Problem-solving via e-mail - Questions can be sent via e-mail.
  • Problem-solving via telephone - Questions can be directed to MSU Extension staff M-F, by phoning 888-678-3464. (Fall/Winter hours 9 a.m. - Noon, Summer hours 9 a.m. - Noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Problem solving online - You can also ask questions via Extensions Ask-a-Expert