Weedless Wednesday: Oxalis

One of the most difficult weeds to control is oxalis. This little “red clover” with a yellow flower loves the lawn and garden, particularly when the temperatures are hot. It is one of the most aggressive and persistent weeds that plagues homeowners. And unless you’re diligent in trying to eliminate this weed, it will continue…

Weedless Wednesday: Black Medic

Black medic is a common weed found in most lawns and gardens, but is often mistaken for clover. Black medic is a low-growing weed that grows between 4 inches to 2 feet long. The leaves can have a similar look to that of clover, but are not as rounded as a clover leaf. They are…

Weedless Wednesday: Common Groundsel

Today’s weed is a fairly common weed in your lawn, but many people are not familiar with its name. Groundsel — a winter annual — is found is several places, including lawns, gardens, pastures and planter boxes. Common groundsel seeds germinate in mid-spring and in autumn, flowering 5-6 weeks after seedlings emerge. Approximately 5-11 days…

Getting your garden in order

With winter now behind us, and spring-like weather slowly showing its face, it is now time to start your gardens. Even with temperatures fluctuating, there are several vegetable varieties available to plant during this time of the year. With so many vegetable varieties out there, there are a lot of questions about planting a good…

The evening-primrose flower

In honor of the release of “The Hunger Games” this weekend, we decided to post about one of our favorite flowers: the primrose. The perennial flower is common in the state of Utah, with several different varieties occurring in nature, including the tufted-evening Primrose, Yellow Evening Primrose and the Pale Evening Primrose. The following is…