Gardening in Uinta County Wyoming
There are residents in the county who have taken the UWyo Extension Master Gardener training and are continuing their certification as they volunteer with the program to help Uinta County citizens with their lawn and garden questions. These Master Gardeners are equip with information and resources through which to research situations and provide the best answers and solutions. Each inquiry helps them become better Master Gardener resources for the county.
We can put you in touch with a Master Gardener. If you have specific questions about gardens, lawns, trees, pests, etc. please contact us.
GARDENING RESOURCES webpage
Many resources for gardening in Wyoming can be found on the University of Wyoming Extension/Barnyards & Backyards Gardening page. Some of these resources are also linked individually below.
Spring and Fall Freeze Hazard Tables
What is the probability of your garden freezing during the summer in Wyoming?
These tables show the probability of the temperature dropping below freezing after certain dates in the spring, and before certain dates in the fall for towns across the state.
If the soil around your herbaceous perennials and woody plants is dry and the air temp has been over 40° for more than a few days, you should give your plants a good drink. Watering during the winter will not cause them to come out of dormancy early.
Click the image to see the guidelines in this handout.
Not all bugs in your yard and garden are bad. There are many beneficial insects that you don't want to kill on purpose or by accident.
Ladybug Larval stage
DON'T SQUISH THIS BUG!
DID YOU KNOW?
The bug on the left is a ladybug in its larval stage.
It is just as beneficial to your yard and garden as is the adult beetle!
Adult ladybug laying eggs
Ladybugs are beneficial insects! They help fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plants in both the larval and adult lifestages as they prey on aphids, mites, thrips, and other plant pests.
Ladybugs hatch from clusters of yellow eggs. They stay in the larval stage for 4-6 weeks, feeding upon their prey until they pupate into the beetles we are familiar with.
In North America alone, there are over 400 species of ladybugs. They are active from spring to fall and can each consume up to 5,000 aphids in their lifetime.
Source: Beneficial Insects of Utah, beneficial insects & other enemies identification guide, Extension, Utah State University.