Links to Other Resources

Additional Resources

Calculate your lawn's watering needs using this formula, average rainfall, and expected evapotranspiration.

Information about Composting.

Extension Service Horticulture Network

EPA's WaterSense

Native Trees

Native Shrubs

Native Plant Society of Texas (searchable by chapter sites)

Plant Questions and Answers - Have a plant question?Ask the Texas Extension Service experts

Texas Tree Planting Guide - This site is maintained by the Texas Forest Service and provides detailed information about selecting trees.

Texas State Parks & Wildlife

Texas Superstar Plants

 

Extension Expertise

What is Extension? The mission of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service is to serve Texans through community-based education. They offer practical, how-to education, based on university research to every resident in every Texas county. Contact your county's extension office or master gardener association, if available, for lawn and garden expertise. Contact information per county can be found below.

Collin County

Greg Church, Ph.D.
County Extension Agent- Horticulture/Master Gardener Coordinator
Phone: 972-548-4232
gchurch@ag.tamu.edu
825 N. McDonald, Suite 150
McKinney, Texas 75069
Extension Service web site: http://collin-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site/email: http://www.ccmgatx.org/, mgcollin@ag.tamu.edu

Dallas County

Dale Groom
County Extension Agent- Horticulture
Phone: 214-904-3050
Fax: 214-904-3080
10056 Marsh Lane, Suite B-101
Dallas, Texas 75229
Extension Service web site: http://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.dallascountymastergardeners.org/

Denton County

Janet Laminack
County Extension Agent- Horticulture
Phone: 940-349-2887
Fax: 940-349-2881
Denton Government Center
306 North Look 288, Suite 222
Denton, Texas 76209
Extension Service web site: http://denton-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://dcmga.com/

Ellis County

Extension Service web site: http://ellis-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.ecmga.com/

Erath County

Extension Service web site: http://erath-tx.tamu.edu/

Hood County

Marty Vahlenkamp
County Extension Agent
Phone: 817-579-3280
Extension Service web site: http://hood-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.hoodcountymastergardeners.org/

Hunt County

Sara Allen
County Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources
Phone: 903-455-9885
Fax: 903-455-9650
hunt@ag.tamu.edu
2217 Washington Street
Greenville, Texas 75401
Extension Service web site: http://hunt-co.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: coming Spring 2009

Johnson County

Extension Service web site: http://johnson-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.jcmga.org/

Kaufman County

Ralph S. Davis
County Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources
Phone: 972-932-9069
Fax: 972-932-9073
2471 N Highway 34
Kaufman, Texas 75142
Extension Service web site: http://kaufman-tx.tamu.edu/

Lubbock County

Mr. Mark Brown
County Extension Agent- Agriculture CEA-AG
(County Coordinator)[02048]
Phone: 972-548-4232
cm-brown@tamu.edu
PO Box 10536
Lubbock, Texas 79408-3536
Extension Service web site: http://lubbock.tamu.edu/

Navarro County

Derek Scasta
County Extension Agent- Agriculture
Phone: 903-654-3075
Fax: 903-654-3026
jdscasta@ag.tamu.edu
300 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 305
Corsicana, Texas 75110
Extension Service web site: http://navarro-tx.tamu.edu/

Palo Pinto County

Extension Service web site: http://palo-pinto-tx.tamu.edu/

Parker County

604 N Main Street Suite 200
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: 817-598-6168
parker-tx@tamu.edu
Extension Service web site: http://parker-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.pcmg-texas.org/

Rockwall County

Todd K. Williams
County Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources
Phone: 972-882-0375
1350 East Washington Street
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Extension Service web site: http://rockwall-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.rockmga.org/

Somervell County

Josh Blanek
County Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources
1405 Texas Drive
P.O. Box 895
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
Extension Service web site: http://somervell-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.somervellmastergardeners.org/

Tarrant County

Steve A. Chaney
County Extension Agent- Horticulture
Phone: 817-884-1944
Laura M. Miller
County Extension Agent- Commercial
Phone: 817-884-1945
200 Taylor Street, Suite 500
P.O. Box 1540
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Fax: 817-884-1941
Extension Service web site: http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu/
Master Gardener web site: http://www.tcmga.org/

Wise County

Extension Service web site: http://wise-tx.tamu.edu/