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19
Jul

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 …

11
Jul

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 …

2
Jul

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 …

25
Jun

A Firepit Garden for Summer Nights

After the origin of controlled fire — ohh, couple-a-four-hundred-thousand years ago — you have to believe the creation of the fire pit soon followed. And here you sit with an empty backyard, save for the gas grill on your patio.You’ve had plenty of time to stop thinking about a fire pit and start building a fire pit. Lucky for you, fire …

4
Jun

Basics Tools for Gardening

  Starting your garden requires the right tools.   There are a few basic tools that will get you started. Here’s a sampling of garden tools to start filling your tool shed. Shovels: Garden shovels have round, pointed blades. They are necessary for moving soil, digging holes and planting… Look for one with a flat edge at …

7
May

The Hands of a Gardener!

Working in the yard can be really hard work. By the end of the day, you will be dusty, dirty, itchy and maybe even a little sore. A hot shower will help most of these problems. Sometimes our hands are not cared for like they should be.   Hands get dried out, cracked, cut, scraped, etc. …

24
Nov

Landscaping and Pet Friendly

When a home owner gets ready to landscape the yard, two of the first things that come to mind are protecting your children and protecting your pets. If you’re like most homeowners, landscaping your yard can seem like a lost cause when you have a dog or two. So, we’ve compiled a few great ideas …

16
Nov

Ornamental Grass: The quiet desert beauty!

  When you live in the desert, your landscaping choices are a little thinner than many people would like. Of course, if you get creative, you can build a landscape that has depth and character. One great way to get creative with your yard is to use ornamental grass. This guide will show you the …

9
Nov

Rocking out in your Yard!

Many of the properties in Las Vegas, whether residential or commercial, have desert landscaping. A large part of desert landscaping involves rock and gravel to fill in the areas that would typically be covered in grass in regions that get more rainfall. Here, we will discuss the three common rock and gravel options that you …

1
Nov

Small Spaces Can Be Very Beautiful

  Here in Las Vegas, homes are on fairly small plots. There aren’t many sprawling yards like you see in magazines, movies or driving through the countryside in other states. Landscaping choices should differ based on the size of your yard and on location. There are things you can do to make it look larger …