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If the spike in gardening interest the last two years is any indication of what 2022 will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips and links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

If the spike in gardening interest the last two years is any indication of what 2022 will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips and links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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Oystershell scale, an invasive insect that can weaken and kill aspen trees, has recently been confirmed in native forests in Utah.
Utah Native Aspen Trees Affected by Invasive Insect

Utah Native Aspen Trees Affected by Invasive Insect

Oystershell scale, an invasive insect that can weaken and kill aspen trees, has recently been confirmed in native forests in Utah.

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Spring-blooming bulbs are popular because of the beauty they add to the landscape and their ease of growing. Now is a good time to plant them, and many local retailers offer a wide variety. Consider these popular selections.
Ask an Expert – Plant Bulbs Now for Color Explosion this Spring

Ask an Expert – Plant Bulbs Now for Color Explosion this Spring

Spring-blooming bulbs are popular because of the beauty they add to the landscape and their ease of growing. Now is a good time to plant them, and many local retailers offer a wide variety. Consider these popular selections.

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Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget the yard and garden end-of-season tasks.
Ask an Expert – Time for Yard and Garden End-of-Season Tasks

Ask an Expert – Time for Yard and Garden End-of-Season Tasks

Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget the yard and garden end-of-season tasks.

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Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake. Don’t give up just yet, though – we’re coming in the home stretch! Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Ask an Expert – Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake. Don’t give up just yet, though – we’re coming in the home stretch! Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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All wasps can sting, right? Well, not exactly. While we tend to group them all into the stinging insect category, paper wasps, yellowjackets and aerial yellowjackets (hornets) do most of the stinging.
Ask an Expert – Do Wasps Get a Bad Rap?

Ask an Expert – Do Wasps Get a Bad Rap?

All wasps can sting, right? Well, not exactly. While we tend to group them all into the stinging insect category, paper wasps, yellowjackets and aerial yellowjackets (hornets) do most of the stinging.

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The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with high temperatures and drought conditions. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help your garden succeed this month. Also included are links for further information
Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with high temperatures and drought conditions. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help your garden succeed this month. Also included are links for further information...

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Utah is currently in one of the worst droughts since recording began in the late 1800s. Many reservoirs are at an all-time low, and some are drying up completely.
Ask an Expert – With Proper Care, Drought Won’t Permanently Damage Yards

Ask an Expert – With Proper Care, Drought Won’t Permanently Damage Yards

Utah is currently in one of the worst droughts since recording began in the late 1800s. Many reservoirs are at an all-time low, and some are drying up completely.

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Trees provide cooling shade that helps reduce temperatures and energy bills, and they are an essential part of our landscapes. As the drought persists and we continue to cut back on lawn watering, it is critical that we remember to take care of our trees.
Ask an Expert – Five Tips to Help Trees Thrive During Drought

Ask an Expert – Five Tips to Help Trees Thrive During Drought

Trees provide cooling shade that helps reduce temperatures and energy bills, and they are an essential part of our landscapes. As the drought persists and we continue to cut back on lawn watering, it is critical that we remember to take care of our trees....

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It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension provides a Gardener’s Almanac to help.
Ask an Expert – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

Ask an Expert – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension provides a Gardener’s Almanac to help.

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Recent drought concerns in Utah have prompted Governor Spencer Cox to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.
Ask an Expert – Landscape Now to Help Prevent Wildfire Destruction Later

Ask an Expert – Landscape Now to Help Prevent Wildfire Destruction Later

Recent drought concerns in Utah have prompted Governor Spencer Cox to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.

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June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be.
June Gardening Checklist

June Gardening Checklist

June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be.

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Utah State University Extension recently released “The Pocket Gardener - A Quick Reference Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Vegetables.” The guide can be found at pocketgardener.usu.edu.
USU Extension Releases New Pocket Vegetable Gardening Guide

USU Extension Releases New Pocket Vegetable Gardening Guide

Utah State University Extension recently released “The Pocket Gardener - A Quick Reference Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Vegetables.” The guide can be found at pocketgardener.usu.edu.

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Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drough
Ask an Expert – How to Prioritize Home Irrigation During a Drought

Ask an Expert – How to Prioritize Home Irrigation During a Drought

Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drough...

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Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color.
Ask an Expert – Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Ask an Expert – Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color.

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April showers bring May flowers – as well as a multitude of gardening tasks. The Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information.
Ask an Expert – May Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – May Gardening Checklist

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a multitude of gardening tasks. The Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information.

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April showers (and work in the garden) bring May flowers (and plants). Consider these tips to help you prepare! Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – April Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – April Gardening Checklist

April showers (and work in the garden) bring May flowers (and plants). Consider these tips to help you prepare! Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles.
Ask an Expert – When to Plant? That Is the Question

Ask an Expert – When to Plant? That Is the Question

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles.

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We are officially heading into gardening season! Consider these tips to help you prepare. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – March Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – March Gardening Checklist

We are officially heading into gardening season! Consider these tips to help you prepare. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.
Ask an Expert – February Pre-gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – February Pre-gardening Checklist

There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.

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If last year’s spike in gardening interest is any indication of what this year will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

If last year’s spike in gardening interest is any indication of what this year will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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Though yards and gardens were put to bed some time ago, there are still outdoor tasks to consider and holiday gardening gifts to give. Here are some tips.
Ask an Expert - December Gardener’s Almanac Tips

Ask an Expert - December Gardener’s Almanac Tips

Though yards and gardens were put to bed some time ago, there are still outdoor tasks to consider and holiday gardening gifts to give. Here are some tips.

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Before giving up on gardening for the season, it’s important to finish strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider these tips.
Ask an Expert: Final Fall Pruning and Projects

Ask an Expert: Final Fall Pruning and Projects

Before giving up on gardening for the season, it’s important to finish strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider these tips.

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Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget there are still yard and garden end-of-season task
Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Tips

Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Tips

Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget there are still yard and garden end-of-season task...

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Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake. Don’t give up just yet, though – you are coming in the home stretch. Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac. Also included are links for further information.
Ask an Expert – Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Ask an Expert – Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake. Don’t give up just yet, though – you are coming in the home stretch. Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac. Also included are links for further information.

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We often label any weedy grass as crabgrass; however, not all of them are crabgrass. For example, if you have weedy grass growing in April and May, it is not crabgrass. Crabgrass seed germinates when soil temperatures are around 55 F, usually after forsyt
Ask an Expert – Is Crabgrass Making You Crabby? Six Tips to Help

Ask an Expert – Is Crabgrass Making You Crabby? Six Tips to Help

We often label any weedy grass as crabgrass; however, not all of them are crabgrass. For example, if you have weedy grass growing in April and May, it is not crabgrass. Crabgrass seed germinates when soil temperatures are around 55 F, usually after forsyt...

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The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with the temperatures. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to keep your garden thriving this month.
Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with the temperatures. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to keep your garden thriving this month.

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Many landscape trees planted in Utah are highly susceptible to iron chlorosis, which is caused by a lack of available iron in the soil and results in the yellowing of plant leaves.
Ask an Expert – Iron Chlorosis: Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Ask an Expert – Iron Chlorosis: Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Many landscape trees planted in Utah are highly susceptible to iron chlorosis, which is caused by a lack of available iron in the soil and results in the yellowing of plant leaves.

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It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July.
Ask an Expert - How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

Ask an Expert - How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July.

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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles.
Ask an Expert: Timing Can Be Tricky for Spring Planting

Ask an Expert: Timing Can Be Tricky for Spring Planting

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles.

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April showers bring May flowers – as well as a wide array of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.
Ask an Expert: Monthly Checklist from USU Extension Gardener’s Almanac

Ask an Expert: Monthly Checklist from USU Extension Gardener’s Almanac

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a wide array of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.

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The Utah State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) host Utah’s first ever public hemp seminar.
USU Extension Co-Hosts Public Hemp Seminar

USU Extension Co-Hosts Public Hemp Seminar

The Utah State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) host Utah’s first ever public hemp seminar.

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Fall is officially here, and it’s time to put the yard and garden to bed. Here are tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help.
Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Checklist

Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Checklist

Fall is officially here, and it’s time to put the yard and garden to bed. Here are tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help.

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Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake.
Ask an Expert - Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Ask an Expert - Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake.

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Many of the trees grown in our landscapes are not native to the Intermountain West. They have been transplanted (like many of us) and struggle to adapt to Utah’s arid climate.
Ask an Expert: Why Are My Leaves Turning Brown?

Ask an Expert: Why Are My Leaves Turning Brown?

Many of the trees grown in our landscapes are not native to the Intermountain West. They have been transplanted (like many of us) and struggle to adapt to Utah’s arid climate.

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The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with the temperatures. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to keep your garden thriving this month. Also included are links for further information.
Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with the temperatures. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to keep your garden thriving this month. Also included are links for further information.

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How does your garden grow? It can be a challenge to keep it growing well as summer heats up. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July.
ASK AN EXPERT – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

ASK AN EXPERT – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

How does your garden grow? It can be a challenge to keep it growing well as summer heats up. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July.

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It has been said that June is the gateway to summer.
Gardener’s Almanac Checklist for June

Gardener’s Almanac Checklist for June

It has been said that June is the gateway to summer.

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Color in the landscape adds visual appeal and seasonal splendor. Many homeowners try to select plants that will offer season-long interest, add consistency and tie the landscape design together.
Ask an Expert: Landscaping Tips for Season-long Color

Ask an Expert: Landscaping Tips for Season-long Color

Color in the landscape adds visual appeal and seasonal splendor. Many homeowners try to select plants that will offer season-long interest, add consistency and tie the landscape design together.

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April showers bring May flowers – as well as a plethora of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.
Gardener's Almanac Provides Monthly Checklist

Gardener's Almanac Provides Monthly Checklist

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a plethora of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.

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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.
Fickle Climate Keeps Gardeners Guessing

Fickle Climate Keeps Gardeners Guessing

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

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After all the planting, mowing, weeding and harvesting, many gardeners are looking forward to a winter reprieve. But before giving up, it’s important to finish the season strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider
Fall Yard Projects and Pruning Pointers

Fall Yard Projects and Pruning Pointers

After all the planting, mowing, weeding and harvesting, many gardeners are looking forward to a winter reprieve. But before giving up, it’s important to finish the season strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider ...

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Colors are most vibrant when plants have had adequate moisture throughout the season followed by sunny autumn days and cool nighttime temperatures. With Utah’s extended dry summer, this year’s colors may not appear to be as bright as in previous years.
What Causes Autumn Leaves to Change Color?

What Causes Autumn Leaves to Change Color?

Colors are most vibrant when plants have had adequate moisture throughout the season followed by sunny autumn days and cool nighttime temperatures. With Utah’s extended dry summer, this year’s colors may not appear to be as bright as in previous years.

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Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. It will soon be time to put the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tips.
Six Focus Areas for Fall Yard Care

Six Focus Areas for Fall Yard Care

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. It will soon be time to put the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tips.

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The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting.
Dealing With Problem Soil? Four Tips to Help

Dealing With Problem Soil? Four Tips to Help

The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting.

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Grasshoppers are on the loose. The best time for controlling them is when they are young, before they have wings and can fly away from insecticide treatments. For best results, organize your neighborhood or local farming/ranching community to work togethe
Grasshoppers Getting in Your Garden? Three Tips for Control

Grasshoppers Getting in Your Garden? Three Tips for Control

Grasshoppers are on the loose. The best time for controlling them is when they are young, before they have wings and can fly away from insecticide treatments. For best results, organize your neighborhood or local farming/ranching community to work togethe...

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With a drier and hotter start to summer this year, more snakes are following their prey into areas that are irrigated and provide good cover and food. Unfortunately, this describes many people’s yards, and for a lot of people, the sight of a snake strikes
12 Ways to Stop Snakes From Slithering Into Your Yard

12 Ways to Stop Snakes From Slithering Into Your Yard

With a drier and hotter start to summer this year, more snakes are following their prey into areas that are irrigated and provide good cover and food. Unfortunately, this describes many people’s yards, and for a lot of people, the sight of a snake strikes...

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Senior citizens make up nearly 10 percent of Salt Lake's vast population. Many of these senior citizens are facing hunger issues that are almost impossible to believe. USU Extension gardeners are now coming their aid through their farmers market program.
USU Extension Gardeners Combat Hunger Among Senior Citizens

USU Extension Gardeners Combat Hunger Among Senior Citizens

Senior citizens make up nearly 10 percent of Salt Lake's vast population. Many of these senior citizens are facing hunger issues that are almost impossible to believe. USU Extension gardeners are now coming their aid through their farmers market program....

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Learn more about how to ready your yard for special events. Find information and resources such as, focus on the areas your guests will see and visit more, follow the same route your guest will take, and more.
Think Visual Impact When Readying Your Yard for Events

Think Visual Impact When Readying Your Yard for Events

Learn more about how to ready your yard for special events. Find information and resources such as, focus on the areas your guests will see and visit more, follow the same route your guest will take, and more.

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Utah State University Extension in Cache County issues a fruit pest advisory for codling moth this weekend, June 1-3. It is important to know when and how to take action.
USU Extension Issues Codling Moth Advisory for Cache County

USU Extension Issues Codling Moth Advisory for Cache County

Utah State University Extension in Cache County issues a fruit pest advisory for codling moth this weekend, June 1-3. It is important to know when and how to take action.

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Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes
Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes...

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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable climate and frost. Garden expert, Taun Beddes, presents his tips to combating late frosts.
Spring has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Spring has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable climate and frost. Garden expert, Taun Beddes, presents his tips to combating late frosts.

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Many Utahns are concerned that the unseasonably warm temperatures are causing confusion for our plants and trees. While there is concern about plants breaking dormancy and emerging too early, thus increasing their susceptibility to frost, most plants are
Ask an Expert: Is Warm Weather Confusing Plants and Trees?

Ask an Expert: Is Warm Weather Confusing Plants and Trees?

Many Utahns are concerned that the unseasonably warm temperatures are causing confusion for our plants and trees. While there is concern about plants breaking dormancy and emerging too early, thus increasing their susceptibility to frost, most plants are ...

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Poinsettias are native Mexican plants. They thrive during the holiday season because they are short-day plants that require long nights to launch their color change. The colorful bracts of these plants are leaves, not flowers, with the most common bract c
Ask an Expert: Poinsettia Care During the Holidays and Beyond

Ask an Expert: Poinsettia Care During the Holidays and Beyond

Poinsettias are native Mexican plants. They thrive during the holiday season because they are short-day plants that require long nights to launch their color change. The colorful bracts of these plants are leaves, not flowers, with the most common bract c...

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Winter is just around the corner. After all of the relentless mowing, harvesting and canning, we can get a little burned out on yardwork. However, don’t give up yet. Fall is an important time to set the yard up for healthy plants next year.
Ask an Expert: Four Areas of Focus for Fall Yard Cleanup

Ask an Expert: Four Areas of Focus for Fall Yard Cleanup

Winter is just around the corner. After all of the relentless mowing, harvesting and canning, we can get a little burned out on yardwork. However, don’t give up yet. Fall is an important time to set the yard up for healthy plants next year.

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The elm seed bug has been recognized as Utah’s newest pest.
There’s a New Pest in Town

There’s a New Pest in Town

The elm seed bug has been recognized as Utah’s newest pest.

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The heat is on, and many lawns are struggling. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while also saving water.
Ask an Expert: How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely in the Heat?

Ask an Expert: How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely in the Heat?

The heat is on, and many lawns are struggling. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while also saving water.

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Perennial flowers can add color and variety to any yard and garden. Taun Beddes, USU Extension horticulturist, discusses his favorite perennials that have long blooming periods in this podcast.
PODCAST: Perennial Flowers with Extended Blooming Periods

PODCAST: Perennial Flowers with Extended Blooming Periods

Perennial flowers can add color and variety to any yard and garden. Taun Beddes, USU Extension horticulturist, discusses his favorite perennials that have long blooming periods in this podcast.

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It is finally time to plant flowers, and it is easy to default to annuals (plants that die at the end of the season) such as petunias and marigolds.
Ask a Specialist: Six Lovely, Long-blooming Perennials to Consider

Ask a Specialist: Six Lovely, Long-blooming Perennials to Consider

It is finally time to plant flowers, and it is easy to default to annuals (plants that die at the end of the season) such as petunias and marigolds.

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Trees are an integral part of landscaping, and it’s important to know the basics of starting them out right so they will flourish for many years to come.
Ask an Expert: Three Tips for Tree Planting

Ask an Expert: Three Tips for Tree Planting

Trees are an integral part of landscaping, and it’s important to know the basics of starting them out right so they will flourish for many years to come.

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With looming cold temperatures heading to Northern Utah this week, anxious gardeners are worried about their fruit trees and newly planted gardens.
Ask an Expert: Five Ways to Protect Plants from Dipping Temperatures

Ask an Expert: Five Ways to Protect Plants from Dipping Temperatures

With looming cold temperatures heading to Northern Utah this week, anxious gardeners are worried about their fruit trees and newly planted gardens.

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Utah State University Extension recently released “Combinations for Conservation.” The landscaping book provides examples of plant combinations that have been successful in low-water gardens throughout the Intermountain West.
New Low-Water Landscaping Book Released by USU Extension

New Low-Water Landscaping Book Released by USU Extension

Utah State University Extension recently released “Combinations for Conservation.” The landscaping book provides examples of plant combinations that have been successful in low-water gardens throughout the Intermountain West.

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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.
Ask an Expert: When to Plant? That is the Question

Ask an Expert: When to Plant? That is the Question

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

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Grafting is the age-old practice of joining plants to specific root systems to get the desirable benefits of both parts. USU Extension provides several upcoming workshops to teach the science and techniques of grafting.
Upcoming Grafting Workshops

Upcoming Grafting Workshops

Grafting is the age-old practice of joining plants to specific root systems to get the desirable benefits of both parts. USU Extension provides several upcoming workshops to teach the science and techniques of grafting.

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Utah State University Extension recently launched a series of online gardening courses designed for beginning and intermediate gardeners.
USU Extension Launches E-Learning Gardening Course

USU Extension Launches E-Learning Gardening Course

Utah State University Extension recently launched a series of online gardening courses designed for beginning and intermediate gardeners.

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Utah State University Extension recently released “The Ultimate Gardening Guide,” a book that provides gardeners of all levels with research-backed answers to fruit and vegetable gardening questions.
New Gardening Book Released by USU Extension

New Gardening Book Released by USU Extension

Utah State University Extension recently released “The Ultimate Gardening Guide,” a book that provides gardeners of all levels with research-backed answers to fruit and vegetable gardening questions.

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Utah State University Extension recently launched the National Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Preparation Course.
USU Extension Launches E-Learning Pesticide Applicator Course

USU Extension Launches E-Learning Pesticide Applicator Course

Utah State University Extension recently launched the National Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Preparation Course.

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More than three centuries after the Salem witch trials, the unlikely culprit that many believe caused the mayhem has appeared again, this time in Utah.
Salem Witch Trials Culprit Again

Salem Witch Trials Culprit Again

More than three centuries after the Salem witch trials, the unlikely culprit that many believe caused the mayhem has appeared again, this time in Utah.

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An increased number of snakes have recently been reported in lawns, golf courses and city parks. Aside from callers being spooked by an unexpected encounter with a snake, they are also concerned about the snakes harming them, their children or taking up r
Ask an Expert: Slithering Snakes Spotted in Parks and Lawns

Ask an Expert: Slithering Snakes Spotted in Parks and Lawns

An increased number of snakes have recently been reported in lawns, golf courses and city parks. Aside from callers being spooked by an unexpected encounter with a snake, they are also concerned about the snakes harming them, their children or taking up r...

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With autumn here, it’s time to think about getting the yard ready for winter. Consider the following tasks that will help your yard be healthy and happy next spring.
Ask an Expert: Five Fall Must-Do Yard Tasks

Ask an Expert: Five Fall Must-Do Yard Tasks

With autumn here, it’s time to think about getting the yard ready for winter. Consider the following tasks that will help your yard be healthy and happy next spring.

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Most nurseries and garden centers are holding fall sales to reduce plant inventory. The timing is right, because with cooler temperatures, now is a great time to plant. Many plants are available that will help create winter interest in the yard.
Fall Planting Brings Winter Color

Fall Planting Brings Winter Color

Most nurseries and garden centers are holding fall sales to reduce plant inventory. The timing is right, because with cooler temperatures, now is a great time to plant. Many plants are available that will help create winter interest in the yard.

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The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting. Consider these tips for dealing with four common soil problems.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Dealing with Problem Soil

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Dealing with Problem Soil

The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting. Consider these tips for dealing with four common soil problems.

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European earwigs are common in Utah and are easily recognized by the large pincers on the end of their bodies. The ideas that earwigs crawl into ears and that their pincers are dangerous are both false.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Getting Rid of Eerie Earwigs

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Getting Rid of Eerie Earwigs

European earwigs are common in Utah and are easily recognized by the large pincers on the end of their bodies. The ideas that earwigs crawl into ears and that their pincers are dangerous are both false.

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Temperatures will be climbing soon, and it’s important to select perennials now that require less water as the summer heat wears on.
Ask an Expert: Nine Tried and True Water-Wise Perennials

Ask an Expert: Nine Tried and True Water-Wise Perennials

Temperatures will be climbing soon, and it’s important to select perennials now that require less water as the summer heat wears on.

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Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes
Ask a Specialist: Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Ask a Specialist: Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes...

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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.
Ask an Expert: Spring Has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Ask an Expert: Spring Has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

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As the snow melts, it becomes obvious that field mice, or voles, have damaged many lawns and ornamentals.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Prevent Vole Damage

Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Prevent Vole Damage

As the snow melts, it becomes obvious that field mice, or voles, have damaged many lawns and ornamentals.

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Many people miss having fresh garden produce in the winter so much that they are willing to grow it indoors. This can be a little challenging, but having fresh tomatoes on a sandwich or fresh peas on a winter salad makes it worth the effort.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Indoor Gardening

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Indoor Gardening

Many people miss having fresh garden produce in the winter so much that they are willing to grow it indoors. This can be a little challenging, but having fresh tomatoes on a sandwich or fresh peas on a winter salad makes it worth the effort.

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If you are looking for a useful gift for the gardeners on your shopping list, consider hand pruners or loppers. Hand pruners are similar to scissors, but are sturdier and are used to cut branches less than 1Ž2-inch thick.
Ask an Expert: Pruners Make a Great Gift for Gardeners

Ask an Expert: Pruners Make a Great Gift for Gardeners

If you are looking for a useful gift for the gardeners on your shopping list, consider hand pruners or loppers. Hand pruners are similar to scissors, but are sturdier and are used to cut branches less than 1Ž2-inch thick.

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Spring-blooming bulbs are popular because of the beauty they add to the landscape and their ease of growing. Now is a good time to plant them, and many local retailers offer a wide variety.
Ask an Expert: Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Color Explosion

Ask an Expert: Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Color Explosion

Spring-blooming bulbs are popular because of the beauty they add to the landscape and their ease of growing. Now is a good time to plant them, and many local retailers offer a wide variety.

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Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. This time of year brings the tasks of putting the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tip
Ask a Specialist: Six Tips for Putting the Yard to Bed

Ask a Specialist: Six Tips for Putting the Yard to Bed

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. This time of year brings the tasks of putting the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tip...

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Thanksgiving Point Institute in Lehi, in cooperation with Utah State University Extension, was recently awarded a $136,186
USU Extension and Partners Receive Grant for Water-wise Demonstration Garden

USU Extension and Partners Receive Grant for Water-wise Demonstration Garden

Thanksgiving Point Institute in Lehi, in cooperation with Utah State University Extension, was recently awarded a $136,186

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After a long summer of growing and caring for a garden, the last thing gardeners want is to lose their plants to disease. Knowing the signs of common plant diseases and the steps to treat or prevent them is a valuable tool. Be aware of these common vegeta
Watch For Common Vegetable Diseases This Time of Year

Watch For Common Vegetable Diseases This Time of Year

After a long summer of growing and caring for a garden, the last thing gardeners want is to lose their plants to disease. Knowing the signs of common plant diseases and the steps to treat or prevent them is a valuable tool. Be aware of these common vegeta...

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Most people have never experienced having their very existence depend on the foods they could harvest from their gardens or farms.
Ask a Specialist: Edible Ornamentals Enhance the Landscape and Table

Ask a Specialist: Edible Ornamentals Enhance the Landscape and Table

Most people have never experienced having their very existence depend on the foods they could harvest from their gardens or farms.

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Gardeners now have step-by-step instructions and information available at their fingertips with the recently released Gardeners Almanac: Timely Tips for the Yard and Garden mobile app from Utah State University Extension.
New USU Extension Gardening App Released

New USU Extension Gardening App Released

Gardeners now have step-by-step instructions and information available at their fingertips with the recently released Gardeners Almanac: Timely Tips for the Yard and Garden mobile app from Utah State University Extension.

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Having a green lawn this time of year is difficult! Here are 10 tips which will help your lawn stay green.
10 Tips For Green Lawn

10 Tips For Green Lawn

Having a green lawn this time of year is difficult! Here are 10 tips which will help your lawn stay green.

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Large numbers of immature grasshoppers have been spotted in Utah this spring.
Ask a Specialist: Controlling Grasshoppers in the Yard and Garden

Ask a Specialist: Controlling Grasshoppers in the Yard and Garden

Large numbers of immature grasshoppers have been spotted in Utah this spring.

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Simple steps to conduct your own at home water check. All you need is some straight-sided containers, a ruler, some flags, and a timer such as the one on your phone.
How to Do Your Own Water Check

How to Do Your Own Water Check

Simple steps to conduct your own at home water check. All you need is some straight-sided containers, a ruler, some flags, and a timer such as the one on your phone.

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Perennials are not necessarily lower maintenance than annuals, but they open up a wider array of textures and flower styles that add interest to a yard. The following are among the easiest to grow and longest blooming and are just a few of the many wonder
Long-blooming Perennials Add Lasting Beauty to Landscapes

Long-blooming Perennials Add Lasting Beauty to Landscapes

Perennials are not necessarily lower maintenance than annuals, but they open up a wider array of textures and flower styles that add interest to a yard. The following are among the easiest to grow and longest blooming and are just a few of the many wonder...

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Water restrictions are in place in many cities in northern Utah, with more likely to follow. In most cases, though, landscapes and gardens can still be kept and enjoyed. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while stil
How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely When There Are Water Restrictions?

How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely When There Are Water Restrictions?

Water restrictions are in place in many cities in northern Utah, with more likely to follow. In most cases, though, landscapes and gardens can still be kept and enjoyed. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while stil...

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Though recent storms may have already removed tree branches, it is still time to think pruning. Consider these tips that will help take the pain out of fruit tree pruning.
Ask a Specialist: Pruning Pointers

Ask a Specialist: Pruning Pointers

Though recent storms may have already removed tree branches, it is still time to think pruning. Consider these tips that will help take the pain out of fruit tree pruning.

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Most retailers do their best to stock nurseries with locally adapted plants. However, it seems most carry a few plants that struggle in our climate. Here are some tips to get the right plants for our Utah climate.
Ask A Specialist: Some Plants Need Extra Care

Ask A Specialist: Some Plants Need Extra Care

Most retailers do their best to stock nurseries with locally adapted plants. However, it seems most carry a few plants that struggle in our climate. Here are some tips to get the right plants for our Utah climate.

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Now that Spring is officially here, and weather is unseasonably warm, you may be tempted to start planting. Pay attention to these dates to avoid frost destroying your early attempts at gardening.
Spring Has Spring But...Frost Still LIkely

Spring Has Spring But...Frost Still LIkely

Now that Spring is officially here, and weather is unseasonably warm, you may be tempted to start planting. Pay attention to these dates to avoid frost destroying your early attempts at gardening.

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USU Extension is your source for yard and garden. Vegetables, fruit trees, etc. you're covered!
Think Gardening, Think USU Extension

Think Gardening, Think USU Extension

USU Extension is your source for yard and garden. Vegetables, fruit trees, etc. you're covered!

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The most likely option for hobbyists who want homegrown tomatoes throughout the year is to grow them in containers indoors.
Growing Tomatoes in Winter

Growing Tomatoes in Winter

The most likely option for hobbyists who want homegrown tomatoes throughout the year is to grow them in containers indoors.

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Gorgeous hanging baskets can be the pride and joy of your front porch. But not if they’re dead and droopy.
Healthy Hanging Baskets: How to care for them like a pro…

Healthy Hanging Baskets: How to care for them like a pro…

Gorgeous hanging baskets can be the pride and joy of your front porch. But not if they’re dead and droopy.

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