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2
Mar

Landscaping Ideas for a Small Backyard

Sometimes, good things really do come in small packages. Having a compact yard means less maintenance and lower plant costs, and it doesn’t necessarily require you to sacrifice your vision of the perfect yard. In fact, Dennis Thomas of Backyard Connection in Henderson, Nevada, urges homeowners to look at the positive side of having a small …

27
Feb

Adding a Deck to your Backyard or Not!

Sometimes adding a deck to your home in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada can seem like a pretty cool idea, but unless you are covering an unusable portion of yard space you might want to read this. Decks you are limited to wood or composite wood. With real wood your staining or sealing every 2-3 …

17
Feb

Water Conservation in Nevada

 Understand Water Conservation Efforts in Nevada As residents of a metropolis in the desert, it is natural to be concerned with water and water conservation in the Las Vegas Valley. But residents are not the only ones who think about Nevada’s water—economists, scientists, policy makers, and lawyers also have their eyes on Nevada water sources …

16
Feb

Time to think about flower bulbs

  Spring flowering bulbs need fall or winter planting. If you can dig the soil, you can plant cold hardy bulb such as tulips, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths and some lilies.   Flowers like Tulip, daffodil, crocus and hyacinth do very well in full sun. Remember it is also important to pay attention to the drainage …

10
Feb

Landscape Design: Front Yard vs. Back Yard

In Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada, desert  world of landscape design, there are often big differences in the way that a back yard is designed versus the front yard. The front yard is all about curb appeal, while the back yard can be a place for outdoor living, gardening, water features, and more. In front …

1
Feb

Desert BackYard Rejuvenation in Las Vegas

Here in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, our hot summers, warm winters and overall arid climate make for some pretty tough growing conditions. Is your desert yard in need of a makeover? The pros at Backyard Connection can help! With a little planning, dedication and regular maintenance, that dry, unkempt yard can be turned into …

27
Jan

To Seed…Or, Not to Seed That is the Question

I saw this story and just had to have it retold Why?  Because it is so true and so many of our customers ask this question.   If you have grass in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, I want to give you a huge pat on the back. It’s not easy to keep grass alive…and …

19
Jan

Interesting Asian Ideas For Your Backyard

Relax with a Koi Pond Koi ponds are a staple of Japanese landscape design, and they’re beloved for a good reason. These tranquil features are filled with graceful fish whose scales shimmer in the brilliant Nevada sun. You don’t have to dig very deep to get enough space for koi, which makes this an ideal …

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 …