Hotline: 816.833.TREE (8733)



Call or Email Your Home Gardening Questions

816-833-TREE (8733) – 24 hour voice mail


Master Gardener of Greater Kansas City volunteers provide free unbiased, research-based answers to your home yard, garden and plant questions.

Volunteers answer questions weekdays during the growing season, March 1st to October 31st. Our goal is to respond within 2 business days.

During the winter season, November 1st to February 28th, volunteers respond weekly, on Mondays.

Help Us Help You

Be sure to provide your address (street, city, state, zip code) and day time phone number so we can get in touch with you if we need additional information and/or mail you a written response to your question(s).  Also, if you include your email address, it will allow us to provide you with a more timely response while saving paper/postage.

We never share your personal information with anyone.

Below is information that may answer your question(s) or be of interest:

Soil Tests and Plant Analysis
A soil test measures the relative soil fertility levels. It is a basic tool in planning an economically and environmentally sound fertility program. Plant analysis, on the other hand diagnoses or confirms diagnoses of a visible symptom. Combined with the soil test information, plant analysis allows fertilizer management to be fitted more closely to a crop’s needs.

See the MU Extension website at

Also, here is a flyer with Soil Test Instructions.

Garden Calendar
Ever wonder what should be done in your garden or lawn each month of the year? Our Garden Calendar will help you maintain a healthy yard and plan for the upcoming months/seasons.

Resource Links
These links will help you research your questions.


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University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program