The Green Thumb

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Utah State University Extension specialists offer timely advice and gardening tips for all seasons from caring for your summer lawn to keeping your indoor plants thriving during the winter months.

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Several Ways To Stop Slithering Snakes

Aug 8, 2018

With the drier and hotter start to the summer, more snakes are their prey into areas that are irrigated, that also provide good cover, green groceries and available prey sources.   This describes many people’s yards.  Not that you would want to get close enough to tell but venomous snakes typically have pupils of the eye that resembles a cat. 

Irrigating Fruit Trees

Aug 8, 2018

Now that summer has arrived in all its glory, irrigating fruit trees becomes even more important. Fruit trees that don’t receive enough water will have stunted growth and the leaves may wilt, curl, and sunburn.  Good irrigation practices provide trees with water when they need it.  Fruit trees that were planted this spring or last year will need regular watering to survive and become established.