The idea of growing your own garden or starting a new landscaping project can be an overwhelming idea for the new gardener or homeowner. With the May long weekend fast approaching, the University of Saskatchewan’s GardenLine has started taking calls for this growing season. GardenLine is a free service offered through the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources to help answer gardening questions and concerns.
“From the expert gardener to the first timer or even commercial businesses, all questions are welcome with eagerness,” said MaryLee McArthur, GardenLine coordinator, with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. “After such a long winter, we are really looking forward to supporting residents on anything yard and garden related.”
GardenLine offers help with plant and pest identification, can suggest plants or trees that are ideal for yards and our climate and other useful landscaping tips. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert, you'll find useful gardening tips and inspiration from picking up the phone.
For information or advice call 306-966-5865. The phone line will run until August 31, Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. While the advice is free, long-distance charges will apply. Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.