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16
Oct

How To Choose The Right Landscaper

This we all know. When creating a fabulous backyard takes a lot of work. You need someone who is responsive to your needs.  Choosing the right residential landscaper can be a difficult if you’re not sure how to go about it. First.  Is the landscaper compliant with all state regulations and requirements? This should be …

6
Oct

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 …

22
Sep

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. …

1
Sep

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 …

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 …

20
Aug

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 …

13
Aug

How About a Shrub?

  You can have a wonderfully green landscape in the desert.  Due to water conservation, the biggest difference between desert and regular landscaping is that instead of grass, you have a bed of rock surrounding the plants that you choose. Flowering shrubs are a wonderful way to add life to your yard, and a little …

9
Aug

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 …

24
Jul

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 …

10
Jul

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 …