USU Extension Washington County Gardening

Washington County Office

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Due to COVID-19 concerns we are requesting that our clients contact us via phone or email and not come to our physical location for assistance.


Learning to garden and landscape in the desert can be very challenging! The poor soil, temperature extremes, lack of water, and low humidity are not a friendly environment for many of the plants that people are used to growing, especially if you come from a different part of the country. If you are starting with a new garden or landscape it is wise to test your soil first and see if it needs to be amended before planting. Go to and click on “Home Soil Test” for more information. We have gathered information specific to southwest Utah under each of the topics listed below. For example, if you want know when to plant your tomatoes click on vegetables, or what trees to select for your landscape click on Trees and Shrubs. If you need information on a topic you can’t find contact Rick Heflebower at or 435-632-7385.

Soil Test

Seasonal Office Hours: Monday and Wednesdays 9-11AM for Horticulture questions. Call Rick Heflebower at 435-632-7385 or 435-301-7740 to schedule an appointment.

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