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May Is horticulture Month

May is Idaho Horticulture Month, but you can get to growing Idaho lawn, garden and household plants well before the first day of spring. Shopping for seeds, starters, trees, shrubs and household plants at your local garden centers, nurseries and greenhouses is the first step in identifying which plants are locally-grown and can thrive in Idaho’s unique conditions. Be on the lookout for special events and gardening classes all season long to learn about maintaining your own beautiful lawn in Idaho.

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Idaho nursery growers and local greenhouses carry a wide range of locally-grown, started-from-seed annuals and perennials that thrive in Idaho’s unique soils and climate zones. Whether you want to create a new look every season with annuals like pansies, snap dragons or petunias, or if you wish to learn the best way to maintain your perennials, your first step is discovering your local Idaho plant experts.

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When planting your back yard garden from seed, it is best to start with seeds that are regionally-adapted and will thrive in your climate zone. Planting conditions can vary greatly throughout the state of Idaho and include such climates as the arid high desert, urban, and high mountain regions. Support your local Idaho Seed producers and learn which seeds will thrive in Idaho!


Unlock the secrets of Idaho’s distinctive soils and diverse climate zones by consulting with local tree growers. Local growers have invaluable knowledge about which trees and shrubs are best suited to thrive in the region’s conditions. By relying on the expertise of your community’s growing specialists, you take the essential step towards establishing a lush and flourishing lawn and garden tailored to Idaho’s unique growing environments.

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From high desert terrains, to mountain alpine climate zones, the secret to growing a lush lawn in Idaho is starting with sod grown locally and acclimated to the area’s unique soil and climate conditions. This ensures a robust root system capable of withstanding the fluctuations across Idaho’s array of climate zones.

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