Located on the lower Colorado River, Parker, Arizona, makes a great winter destination for Southern Nevadans seeking a full-day outing or a longer getaway.
McCullough Hills Trail allows hikers, runners and mountain bikers to traverse 8 miles of Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. Hiking this marked trail is moderately difficult.
Gardeners who are new to Southern Nevada might want to check out resource books written for the Las Vegas climate or secondly Tucson, Arizona, and lastly the desert Southwest.
The office, under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Supreme Court, was created more than two years ago after some of the most contemptible episodes of elderly abuse had surfaced in the state.
You can typically remove about one-third of the total tree roots with no problem. This is done sometimes when trenches are cut in the soil for burying irrigation lines. But when roots are cut, about one-third of the top should be removed as well.
Interesting geologic features can be found in this narrow, high-walled canyon, including the rock formations known as mosaic breccia.
Bagged steer manure was used in the past as a topdressing for lawns when overseeding. It was smelly but it worked well. Now there are commercial topdressing products available.
Spraying insecticides make mite problems more likely on susceptible plants such as Italian cypress. Miticides, unlike insecticides, are less likely to cause mite problems later.
This time of year, while driving or hiking some of our region’s back roads, you might see a few of these eight-legged desert dwellers out and about.
The ground is still warm enough to plant. The magic number for landscape plant root growth is about 50 degrees.