Pruning Basics

pruning-basicsYou don’t have to be Edward Scissorhands to prune and trim in your own yard. Check out these resources to help you become a proficient pruner.

Tool Selection

Learn from this video how to select the proper tools for pruning.

Pruning Videos

Check out our instructional videos on YouTube to learn how to prune specific types of plants.

How to Prune a Shrub

How to Prune Landscape Trees

How to Prune a Rose Bush

How to Prune Raspberries

How to Prune Grapes

How to Prune Peach Trees

How to Prune an Apple Tree

Learn More

Want more on pruning? Attend an upcoming workshop or demonstration with USU Extension.

Salt Lake County:

March 4, Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

March 4, Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

Cache County:

March 8 and 22, Proper Pruning Practice

Davis County:

March 11, Pruning Demonstration/ tree fruit, berries & grapes

Weber County:

March 18, Pruning Demonstration/ fruit and roses



Top 10 // Tips for Gardening with Your Kiddos

Gardening With Kids

Make your garden kid friendly with these simple tips!

It’s Time to Play Dirty!

What child doesn’t love to have fun in the mud? Now instead of scolding them for it, you can encourage it! How is this possible you might ask? The answer is gardening.

Gardening is a great way to have fun and bond with your kids while teaching them important lessons too. The curiosity that children have and their love of playing in the dirt make them natural gardeners.

To help get your garden kid-ready and kid-friendly, the Organic Forecast has compiled 10 top tips!

Tip 2: Incorporate kids crafts in the garden. Have your kids paint ‘marker’ stones or color garden stakes to mark plants. For a fun and easy DIY stepping-stone project, click here.

For 9 other fun and helpful tips, check out the article “Top 10 Tips for Gardening with Kids.

Remember, it’s never too early to introduce your kids to the wonders of the garden. There’s nothing quite like fresh garden vegetables, colorful flowers and of course, surprise visits from eight-legged friends!