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5
Jan

Enjoy gracious living in your yard

Enjoy gracious living in your yard and garden with a minimum of work and worry. Use this simple four step plan,   Four easy steps … below. To get started, you will need a tape measure, a camera, some graph paper (available as a PDF download right here), a ruler and a pencil. When using the graph …

29
Dec

Desert landscape ideas for backyards

Using Smaller Plants: Small Desert Plants for the southwest.  These small cactus plants are great for a small Xeriscape landscape design.  Most will require little water and will tolerate full hot sun…perfect for those small hot places that are bare. Desert plants are susceptible to mealybugs and other insects.  Owners tend to neglect them because they …

20
Dec

Big Yard Thoughts

We talk a lot about how to maximize space in small yards, but there are also homeowners who have the opposite challenge: finding tips for low-maintenance landscaping for large yards. While more space is always nice, it can feel pretty overwhelming when you are looking at a large area with no landscaping or landscaping that needs …

7
Dec

A Bit About Desert Landscaping

DESERT PROBLEMS At first take, the problems of desert landscaping can seem insurmountable — few climates can compare to the desert for odds to overcome. Lack of water is the most obvious problem, but not the only one. Overnight temperatures in the desert can be quite cool, which delays the ripening of many crops that …

27
Nov

IS ARTIFICIAL PET TURF A GOOD DECISION FOR BACKYARDS?

Dog owners in the Henderson / Las Vegas area have asked this question multiple time so I figured I should say something about it.   Deter Digging A natural-looking artificial grass is made to withstand heavy duty use that regular grass can’t handle. Most pet and canine turf is designed with strong grass fibers that …

15
Nov

Determine Landscape Needs and Wants

Make a list of needs and wants. Do your kids need a play space? Do you want to grow vegetables? Would your family gather on a patio? Do some very rough sketches of the yard with thoughts of where you want to place things; it’s a great organizing principle for landscape design for beginners. They don’t …

4
Nov

How To Choose The Right Landscaper

This we all know. When creating a fabulous backyard takes a lot of work. You need someone who is responsive to your needs.  Choosing the right residential landscaper can be a difficult if you’re not sure how to go about it. First.  Is the landscaper compliant with all state regulations and requirements? This should be …

29
Oct

How About a Shrub?

  You can have a wonderfully green landscape in the desert.  Due to water conservation, the biggest difference between desert and regular landscaping is that instead of grass, you have a bed of rock surrounding the plants that you choose. Flowering shrubs are a wonderful way to add life to your yard, and a little …

16
Oct

October is a great time to start planting

From mid-October to the end of January is our big planting season. That’s when the weather has cooled enough to make life less stressful for new plants. As any newcomer knows, it’s tough moving into a neighborhood. Plants need time to grow roots so they can find necessary moisture and nutrients and not be totally …

4
Oct

Vegetable Gardens in Southern Nevada

In these strange days of staying in most of the time and not knowing what the future will bring, it is recommended that you should start growing some of your own food. A vegetable garden in Las Vegas area can be challenging but very rewarding.   Eating from your own garden is delicious and healthful …