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McLennan County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension sets up hotline with master gardeners

After a brutal winter storm that left many lawns in rough condition, the McLennan County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension has established a hotline.

MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas — The McLennan County  Texas A&M Agrilife Extension has created a help hotline to answer questions and give advice about your garden. It links you with master gardeners who are volunteers that have completed horticulture garden training. 

After the snowstorm in February left many people with lawns and trees that were a mess, the master gardener has received many questions in regards to how people should handle their lawn issues. 

“Many species of trees, landscape plants have been breaking dormancy now," Dr. Shane McLellan of McLennan County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service said. "Some that we’ve been waiting on that we thought might be dead. Some plants, some trees, especially look kind of ugly but they are breaking dormancy, at least they’re now budding out.”  

McLellan said that the biggest advice he can give is for people to not jump to anything drastic and to have a second opinion before taking any action. 

The number to call for the hotline is 254-757-5180 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

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