Wyoming Master Gardener Coordinator
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Winter Watering (Publication #B-1186)
Dry soils can cause serious damage to root systems of herbaceous perennial plants, woody shrubs, and trees. Watering during the winter, if possible, will safeguard plants against root damage and prepare them for the next growing season.
Landscaping: Water-Wise Wyoming Gardens (Publication #B-1143)
Watering restrictions in Wyoming are becoming more the norm than the exception. Many areas in the state are high-elevation deserts, and some areas receive less than 10 inches of precipitation each year. This makes landscape water issues necessities rather than options. Landscaping: Water-Wise Wyoming Gardens suggests a step-by-step approach for incorporating plant types from annuals to evergreens that do not require much water into a garden or xeriscape. Gardening: Growing Herbs in Wyoming explains how to grow, cultivate, dry and preserve herbs and includes charts that contain planting and harvesting instructions, lists of culinary uses, and descriptions of individual characteristics for 16 popular herbs.
Landscaping: Water Requirements and Irrigation System Management (Publication #B-1201)
Lawn irrigation accounts for nearly half of homeowner water usage. Many homeowners irrigate too often and for too short a period to meet lawn and especially landscaping (tree and shrub) needs and often compromise the health and vigor of their landscapes plant community. Others tend to leave the water running too long resulting in wasted water and high water bills. Properly adjusting automatic watering systems is an important practice generally overlooked or often incorrectly done.
Landscaping: Irrigation for Homeowners (Publication #B-1198)
Landscapes and gardens in Wyoming need supplemental watering. The arid climate simply does not provide enough precipitation for most landscape and garden plants. To give residents some guidelines for managing watering, information on several different methods follows. Choose the system that's right for the situation, keeping in mind that a combination of hand watering along with one of the automated systems may be appropriate for the home landscape.