Denton County Master Gardener Association
Helping Denton County and North Texas residents create sustainable gardens, landscapes, and communities.
May Garden Tips
May is the time to focus on your lawn. Apply all-nitrogen fertilizer or compost to help strengthen the root system for the hot weather that’s coming. Set your mower blades at the right height for the type of turfgrass and leave the clippings. Remove weeds when they’re small.
Gardening with Children
Plan a hands-on gardening experience at home for your children to enjoy. They will learn to love gardening by letting their imaginations soar with faeries, planting their own containers, or becoming Junior Master Gardeners.
Broadleaf Weed Control
Learn how to safely use broadleaf herbicides, identify and control certain weeds, and how to use herbicides around established roses and in warm season turfgrasses. It may be possible to control with or without the use of synthetic chemicals – learn how.
Capture children’s and adults’ attention with a garden built to engage all their senses. Design a sensory garden at a hospital, school, park, or your home. These gardens can be an especially engaging way for sensitive people to discover the beauty of nature.
1. Plan and Prepare
Let us take you on an exciting gardening journey. Learn from Master Gardener experts how to design and prepare gardens and landscapes full of beauty and interest. Let us help you create a beautiful garden!
2. Select and Grow
Need help selecting the right plants for your garden or landscape? Find Plant Facts to help you choose the right plants for the right spots in your landscape. You’ll find it here whether you love flowers, edibles, trees, or native plants!
3. Maintain and Solve Problems
Keep your outdoor spaces beautiful and edible harvests bountiful. Learn how to identify and solve problems, important monthly gardening tasks, and more from Master Gardeners and gardening experts.
4. Deeper Learning
Make your Green Thumb a little greener. Our monthly magazine The Root offers in-depth gardening articles and tips. View our videos and peruse our how-to guides to deepen your gardening knowledge.
How We Serve
Need a speaker for your next event? We are passionate about sharing our knowledge. Our mission is to help people understand how easy and fun it is to create healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. We are delighted to speak to civic groups, neighborhood associations, garden clubs, and other community organizations in Denton County.
Activities for Youth
Want to add a little fascination to your child’s life or classroom? Our Science with Attitude (SWAt) and Global Gardeners curriculum covers horticultural, environmental, and wildlife topics for the school and other educational or community venues. Our partnership with Elm Fork Chapter Texas Master Naturalists, and Denton County 4 -H, make our youth programs unique.
Community Gardens, Parks, and Trails
Interested in learning more about edible gardening, landscaping ideas, or nearby parks and trails? Visit one of the community gardens we support or the beautifully landscaped spaces our volunteers maintain.
Hours Volunteered Annually
Community Members Impacted
Permanent Gardening Class
Permanent Gardening Class
Learn to understand the elements around it and how they are connected and learn from nature by observing, engaging, and activating your “Garden Brain.”
Learn how to design a permanent garden!
June 2023, Monthly Meeting & Program “Stories Plants Tell”
June 2023, Monthly Meeting & Program "Stories Plants Tell"
Stories Plants Tell: The history, characteristics, and uses of plants through time.
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Grow Your Skills
Conquer your landscape! Start getting our best how-to advice today. Sign up for our free monthly e-magazine, The Root. Receive expert tips, easy-to-follow plans from experienced gardeners, and learn new techniques you can put into practice right away.
A Special Thanks to Our Partners
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Grow a Greener Future
Our mission is to educate and engage Denton County residents in research-based sustainable gardening practices. Your donation to DCMGA will provide programs for adults and youth to inspire beautiful, earth-friendly gardens, landscapes, and communities.