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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 …

28
Sep

Las Vegas has a long growing season

Las Vegas has a long growing season that generally extends from mid-February to late November (about 285 days). This sounds like a dream come true to gardeners in northern climates, but gardening in Las Vegas definitely has its challenges. People who attempt to grow plants in Las Vegas are confronted with oven-like temperatures, drying winds, …

14
Sep

Landscaping Design for Homes in Las Vegas

  Landscaping has been around for many years. It has helped enhance public gardens, business premises and of course, numerous homes. But in Las Vegas it does get quite hot in the summer time (around 110 degrees) and a bit cold in the winter (a few days below freezing). This can wreak havoc on not …

6
Sep

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 …

31
Aug

Caring for Traditional Herbs When you live in the Desert

Traditional herbs usually mean the ones many of us are familiar with, ones which are medicinal and culinary, mints; basil’s; scented geraniums; thyme’s; and so on. Caring for these types of herb plants in the desert is different than caring for them in other parts of the country. The intense sun and dry heat we …

23
Aug

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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