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29
Jul

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 …

23
Jul

How to Get Started On Transforming Your Backyard

Don’t be overwhelmed by all that goes into creating your dream backyard – just take it one step at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your fruits of your labor. Even if it takes a year to bring it all together, transforming your backyard is so rewarding and such a worthwhile addition …

13
Jul

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 …

5
Jul

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 …

27
Jun

How Often Should I Water My Lawn in the Summer?

Every living thing needs water, and your grass is no exception. But simply remembering to water your lawn isn’t enough. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. For example, if you’re not generous enough with your watering, the roots of the grass won’t grow deeply, leaving your lawn in trouble at …

12
Jun

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 …

3
Jun

How To Heatproof Your Henderson, NV. Garden

If you live in The Las Vegas Valley / Henderson Nevada  etc.  Extreme heat can destroy your plants if your garden is not prepared for the heat of summer. So, how do you know if your plants are handling the summer heat? Take a walk through your garden during the hottest part of the day …

30
May

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 …

23
May

Curb Appeal: 5 Tips for a Beautiful Front Yard

At Backyard Connection  we understand that the exterior of your home is something that everyone can see, and most homeowners strive to create great curb appeal. Thinking about curb appeal shows pride of ownership, and it is also essential when the time comes to sell your home. Luckily, creating great curb appeal is not very …

17
May

Las Vegas Henderson Landscaping Ideas For Summer

The heat has arrived  across the Las Vegas Valley, but that’s no reason to throw in the towel on your landscaping this summer! Backyard Connection has a few great ideas for your yard during these warm months: from creating shaded spaces to customized hardscape, there’s plenty to do and lots of different ways to make …