About USU Extension Yard & Garden Resources

This website was launched in mid-2016 and improved in early 2021. It is a collection and summary resources from USU Extension research and teaching faculty. We provide growers and nurseries with the latest information to keep their business thriving and consumers yards and plants healthy and beautiful. As of the time of publishing this, this was used by a reliable resource by over 70,000 consumers throughout the Intermountain West. This was published by Freckle Farm, a nursery in Northern Utah:

“If you’ve tried anything involving gardening in Utah, chances are you’ve stumbled across the Utah State University Extension’s resources. Their Yard & Garden information is not only clear and easy to use, but also specific to the climate, soils, and other conditions you’ll be working with right here in our home state. If you’ve ever followed generalized garden advice, you’ve probably noticed that some of it works, and some of it doesn’t. That’s because, as you know, everything from rainfall to sunlight is different from place to place. There’s no one-size-fits-all where plants are concerned!”

Freckle Farm, Hyde Park UT

Gardening Classes

Face-to-Face Instruction

For those who have the convenience to be near an Extension office that offers in-person courses, we offer a variety of courses including: beekeeping, planting your garden from seed, instructions on pruning and grafting and much more.

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Online Courses

Our most popular in-person courses are now available online. Teaching and research faculty have prepared 8 different online courses which cover breadth and depth of gardening. Take them at your own pace, anywhere you have an internet connection.

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