Full course description

The past decade has seen a notable resurgence in home gardening as consumers increasingly focus on the environmental and nutritional impacts of gardening at home. Whether you are novice or more experienced gardener, gaining a deeper understanding of the inner workings of plants and soils supports gardening and landscaping success and efficiency. For those seeking to reduce cost and pollution, provide healthier meal options for their family, or create a beautiful retreat in their own yard, this gardening series created by the garden experts at USU Extension experts will guide you to success.

The Trees & Shrubs course explores the functions of woody plants in the landscape, considerations when selecting new additions, as well as proper planting and maintenance. Pruning can be a daunting prospect for many people. This course teaches when and how to prune so even a novice can get it right. Vines and roses add variety and beauty in the landscape. Selection, maintenance, and identification of common diseases and disorders are all explained, along with steps to remedy any issues.

The Trees & Shrubs course is part of a larger gardening series, created to allow gardeners and landscapers of all levels of expertise to have greater success by learning from the gardening experts at USU. The eight courses in the gardening series include:

Basic Botany
Soil Basics
Pest Management
Turfgrass
Vegetables
Fruits & Nuts
Annuals & Perennials
Trees & Shrubs


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