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  • Horticulture Helpline

    Have a yard or garden question? Call or e-mail our Horticulture Helpline. This free service allows callers to speak with a trained Master Gardener Volunteer regarding plant, bug or soil questions by phone or email. Telephone hours for the Horticulture Helpline vary by season. Voice mail is available, but answers may take up to seven days.

    Call (262) 548-7779 or e-mail questions to uwex1@waukeshacounty.gov.

  • Diagnosing Plant Problems

    Let a UW-Extension Horticulture Educator identify your plant or plant problem. Bring your plant sample or plant insect pest to the UW-Extension office during regular business hours of 8 AM – 4:30 PM. This service is available to the general public.

    There is a $4 charge for this service and diagnostics may take up to seven days. 

    For instructions on collecting a "good sample," please call or e-mail the Horticulture Helpline at (262) 548-7779 (see above for hours). You can also e-mail questions to uwex1@waukeshacounty.gov.  

    - Horticulture Diagnostic Form  
    - Horticulture Diagnostic Services Flyer 

    We do not identify home insects pests in the office. Please use the Home Insect Identification form below and send it to the lab in Madison free of charge.

    - Home Insect Identification Form  

  • Soil Testing

    Having soil problems? Need to know what to add to your soil to make things grow? Have your soil tested by the UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab in Marshfield for $15.

    What You Get

    - Analysis of the current nutrient content of your soil
    - Current soil pH
    - Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add

    Forms and instructions

    Soil Sample Submission Form
    Soil Testing Kit Instructions
    Instructions for Submitting Samples

    Helpful Information about soil sampling

    Sampling Lawn and garden soils for analysis Pub A2166

    If you have further inquiries, please call the UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab at (715) 387-2523 or go to their website: http://uwlab.soils.wisc.edu

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