Rick Heflebower

Managing Your Garden During The Midsummer Heat

Jul 6, 2021
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With the midsummer heat upon us, we are beginning to see a few storms. This rain is good, of course, because this brings some badly needed moisture.

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Drought-tolerant landscaping has become a popular option in dry areas to lessen the need for water on people's lawns. Joining me today is Rick Heflebower, USU Extension Horticulturist in Washington County, to talk about this method of drought management.

Being Efficient While Watering Your Lawn

May 21, 2021

Here are a few tips for you on how to irrigate your lawn more efficiently. 

Tips For April Vegetables

Apr 12, 2021
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If you're one of those who have already planted your tender vegetables, let me give you a few tips.

Tips For Preparing Your Trees And Shrubs

Mar 12, 2021
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It is March. This is the time of year that many people are shopping for their landscape trees, shrubs, and fruit trees. Here are some tips for preparing your trees and shrubs.

February Planting Tips For Southern Utah

Feb 28, 2021
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Kailey Foster: Joining me today to discuss gardening in southern Utah is Rick Heflebower, USU Extension Horticulturist in Washington County. 

Tips For Choosing Fruit Trees

Feb 28, 2021
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As we get into February, we start thinking a little bit about spring. I wanted to give you a few tips on choosing fruit trees. Let's talk for a minute about what grows well in Utah.

Making Seed Choices For Your 2021 Garden

Jan 8, 2021
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Well, if you would like me, your mail has probably been inundated with those gardening catalogs that come this time of year. I actually enjoy sitting down and going through those making choices to what I want to grow in the coming gardening season. One of the reasons I enjoy doing this is because I always look for new varieties. I look for something that I haven't tried before, something that's become highly recommended by a friend, or possibly by one of the gardening associations. 

Caring For Your Citris Plants During The Winter Months

Dec 14, 2020
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This is Rick Heflebower,  Horticulture Extension Agent for Utah State University located in Washington County.

Starting A Garden Amidst A Panic

Mar 30, 2020
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Hello, this is Rick Heflebower, Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service or culture agent located in Washington County, Utah.

Today I'd like to talk a little bit about gardening seeds, these happy vegetable seeds that we will soon be planting into our vegetable gardens.

Soil Testing And Spring Planting Preparations

Feb 24, 2020
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One of the things that would be important for people to do this time of year, particularly in southwest Utah, where I'm located, is to do some soil testing.

The reason I think a soil test is important this time of year, this would be particularly for people who have a brand new garden, or maybe they've moved to a new home or a location where they haven’t had a garden before, the soil test can tell them, given them basically kind of a bench line, of what their soil is like, maybe what it's lacking.