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USU Offers Early Summer Gardening, Lawn Care Tips

Jun 7, 2021, 1:34 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah weathered record heat over the past few days, and this new week won’t give us much relief. But there are some things to think about for your lawn and garden as temperatures continue to rise.

Utah State University offered some tips for June, starting with water conservation.

Utah is passing through extreme drought conditions and it’s likely going to be a hot, dry summer. Whatever Utahns can do in their homes or businesses to save that precious resource — everyone from the governor to local city councils are encouraging them to do it.

So the recommendation here in early June is to keep sprinkler systems set to no more than three times a week — fewer if you can get away with it.

You can see the lawn watering guide from the Utah Department of Natural Resources said every county except for Summit falls under that recommendation this week.

(Utah DNR)

Make sure you’ve put down that second application of fertilizer and weed control on your lawn for the crabgrass and the spurge.

If you’ve got fruit trees like apples, peaches or apricots, it’s time to thin the crop, which, together with the natural event known as the June drop, will make sure your fall harvest is healthy.

Pest control for the yard and the garden are essential, but there’s a lot to know. That’s why USU Extension is offering online gardening courses for $25, and you can get $5 off with the code “Grow5” right now.

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