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Category - Residential Landscaping Ideas

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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