Drought Tolerant Trees

Flame Maple (Acer ginnala): Flame maple is used extensively in Utah landscapes. It reaches a height and width of twenty feet and can usually be purchased in either a single or multi-trunk form. Flame maple can be used in park strips or other areas where space is limited. Its fall color is red and only needs to be watered deeply once a week once established.

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Aquaponics Gardening

The term aquaponics gardening may sound alien because it has not been many years when this alternative form of agriculture has come into existence. To understand aquaponics gardening, we must first understand what aquaponics is. It is nothing other than a sustainable form of agriculture which involves and combines hydroponics with traditional agriculture, reducing the disadvantages and boosting the benefits of both! It is a symbiotic cycle in which plants and fishes are

What Grass Seed Should I Use?

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS: Kentucky bluegrass is the most popular grass in Northern Utah because it is very soft and is relatively easy to grow and maintain. Bluegrass will tolerate low to moderate foot traffic and recovers reasonably quickly when damaged. Some of the drawbacks to Bluegrass are that when seeded, it is slow to get established and is not very shade tolerant. In general, however it is the best grass to grow in our area. Seed Bluegrass at a rate of three to four pounds per

Drought Tolerant Shrubs

Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum): Alpine currant is a good shrub to use your home landscape. Often used as a formal or informal hedge, it tolerates hot dry areas very well, but can also be planted in the shade without any problem. Alpine current will reach a size of 3 to 4 feet high and wide, is disease and insect resistant and is also fruitless.

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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Yarrow (Achellia spp.): Yarrow is a native perennial that is very drought tolerant. It is a member of the daisy family and comes in a multitude of colors including white, yellow and many pastels. Once established, yarrow can survive on rainwater alone. They do need to be planted in full sun.

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Rock Cress (Arabis spp.): This species of rock cress has white flowers in April and May. It works very well in rock

Spring Perennial Gardening

Spring is the time when Mother Nature gives us her most beautiful and intense shows of flowers. When these displays of flowers are seen, often time we desire to have our yards look the same. There are many the types of flowers that can be planted in our gardens and yards that are low maintenance and beautiful.

One item of note is although springtime is when many flowers bloom, it is still desirable to plant summer and fall blooming perennials so that there will be

Landscaping Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden

The joys of winter wonderland include white snowy gardens, with wild berries while plants are at rest for the season. Even though the entire garden is fully quilted in snow, there are some interesting ways to add a pop of color to your garden and enjoy the beauty of the snow garden even more. Check out these smart landscaping tips for a beautiful winter garden:

  1. Perennials – most annual perennials work beautifully to add color to your winter

When To Start Planting

If you want to make sure that you are able to cultivate your lawn in the right manner, then figuring out the best time for planting is one of the things which you will need to consider. With so much that will need thinking about, it is important to reach the right decision in order to better your chances of getting the garden which you really want. Whether it is your lawn or a flower bed, knowing when it is best to start planting should always be something to consider. So

Meaning of Flowers

When people choose flowers as centerpieces or decorations for different occasions, they should bear in mind the significance that each flower bears. In different cultures, different flowers have different meanings, and their inclusion in flower arrangements can convey special meanings. When people arrange flowers or order flower arrangements with florists, they should also be aware of the fact that flowers are organized by season. But all seasonal flowers also have their special meanings in

Proper Irrigation Management: 5 Tips to Best Care for Your Property

Irrigation management is one of those topics that is just obscure enough that it causes more confusion than it should. If people stop to think for a moment, the principles of this vitally important practice are easily understood. This is a subject that is far more profound now because of the numerous regions that are experiencing drought conditions.

At its core, irrigation management is about water conservation. Knowing where your water comes from, how it is used and