Gardens

If you want to create seasonal flower pots that look like they were professionally planted, commit these three words to memory:thrill, fill and spill.  Planting your warm-weather flower pots doesn’t take much thought. Dig holes, plop in the plants and add water. Pretty simple, right? Except, when was the last...
Calling all Utah gardeners! Get your garden spring-ready with this checklist of tasks for the month of May. Checklist courtesy of the USU Extension. For more tips, visit Utah State University Gardeners' Almanac Monthly Gardening Checklists. Plant warm-season vegetables and annual flowers once the threat of frost has passed.  Plant tomatoes...
The first Arbor Day celebration was first held in Nebraska on April 10, 1872, when J. Sterling Morton proposed that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. This was first observed with the planting of more than one million trees in the state, and is...
April garden checklist
Get your garden spring-ready with these tips from the landscape and horticulture specialists at USU Extension. For more tips, visit Utah State University Gardeners' Almanac Monthly Gardening Checklists. Plant seeds of cool-season vegetables (peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes) as soon as garden soil is workable. Control young garden weeds by hoeing...
best fall trees for utah planting gardens
It’s fall and Utah’s tree foliage is on the turn. Select from this list of USU Extension's best fall trees for Utah gardens to capture a crescendo of colors that showcases the season’s palette brilliantly. Nothing evokes the cozy feelings of fall like the brilliant blaze of colors that...
Prepping your landscape for winter can lighten your spring cleanup load, reduce disease and give your spring garden a jump-start. Here are a few tasks to add to your autumn garden to-do list, straight from the pros at USU Extension. Prep Your Lawn for Winter In early fall when...
Daryl Lindsey, who formally launched her Yardfarmer.co sustainable landscape design venture in the fall of 2022, offers her top starting points for creating a productive, manageable and beautiful landscape design.   Tip #1: Look at your yard from the top down. Think about the ways you want to spend...
In Murray, a summer fête captures the splendor of a reimagined and sustainable yard. Landscape designer Daryl Lindsey dives into planning a garden party like the pros. Daryl Lindsey wants you to think about your yard differently. Totally differently. That fence-to-fence lawn in need of weekly mowing and thirsty for...
Want a beautiful garden that does wonderful things? Planting pollinator-friendly gardens will make your yard the buzz of the neighborhood. What if our landscapes could be both eye-catching and support a biodiversity of local pollinators such as bees, butterflies, beetles and more? We don’t often think about pollinators as...
A tired Holladay property gets a spectacular awakening by Northland Design, complete with lushly layered gardens, sun-dappled lawns and an oasis of outdoor living spaces. Cue the pool party. There are those whose idea of a dream home starts and stops with the building. Kim and Jay Heglar are not...