Gardening has always been a popular activity and now recent statistics show an increased interest in gardening with double-digit growth in the number of home gardens. Whatever your gardening interest, this website is designed to provide useful, researched-based information to assist you with your gardening needs.
Our horticulture staff provides diagnostic services for problems relating to plants, fruits, vegetables, lawn, shrubs, trees. etc. as well as identification of bugs, insects, and other garden pests. Please bring a recently picked identifiable portion of the plant to be diagnosed including stems, leaves, and/or roots. For lawn samples, please bring at least a 4”x4” square sample that includes the roots. Bugs, insects or garden pests can be brought in a jar or sealed in a plastic bag. Samples may need to be left overnight for identification. The cost for our in-house diagnostics is $1.00. Please choose one of the following forms to fill out andbring in with your sample.
· Plant & Weed Identification
Regular testing helps develop and maintain more productive soils for farming, gardening, and landscaping. Soil tests indicate whether plant nutrients are deficient and, if so, what amounts are needed for maximum growth. Soil testing is also a useful diagnostic tool to identify problems related to excessive levels of nutrients and salts, high pH, low organic matter, and poor drainage. When properly interpreted, soil tests promote more favorable conditions for productive and esthetically pleasing gardens and landscapes.
Slow the Flow is a free service provided by Central Utah Water Conservancy District. This service assists in determining the right watering schedule for your landscape and it is a great way to save water and money! You receive a personalized irrigation schedule for your property as well as other site-specific information and recommendations. Call now for a FREE water check @ 801-787-7557.
The USU Master Gardener training program is an intensive training that covers a wide range of horticulture topics. It is divided into two parts. The formal training consists of 40 or more hours of classroom and laboratory training. Classes cover basic botany, soils, fertilizers, vegetables, fruits, entomology, pathology, turf grasses, tree, shrubs, ornamental flowers, pesticide safety, pest management, and interior plants. In addition to the training, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time before being certified as a Master Gardener.