Gardening in Uinta County Wyoming
 

Upcoming GARDEN TOUR
August 3rd, 6:00-8:00 pm
Good to Grow Farms
Evanston WY

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MASTER GARDENERS

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.

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.

Looking for native plants to grow in your gardens?

Plants With Altitude is a great resource about native plants, where to get them and how to best grow them in your garden.

 

Other resources in conjunction with this plant guide can be found at wyomingnativegardens.org

Planting Landscape Trees?

Use the guidelines presented in this handout to avoid common mistakes like planting trees too deep in the ground. 

Winter Watering guidelines

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.

Spruce Tree Winter Injury

Reasons your spruce tree might be dying and what to do about it. 

For more information, check out the guidelines in this handout.

Beneficial Insects

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.

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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!

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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.

Wyoming Tree Owner's Manual

A publication revised and printed by the Wyoming State Forestry Division with permission from the USDA Forest Service, NE Area.

Click the image for a pdf of the full manual.