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Does woody ‘rash’ on cactus indicate a problem?

Older streaks are from the accumulation of suber, or corky tissue. These “rashes” also may happen when a cactus is damaged by disease.

 
Explore a desert oasis 90 miles from Las Vegas

The refuge’s 5,382 protected acres are a year-round desert oasis for wildlife and an important food-and-lodging stop for migratory birds.

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Would peat moss work in place of compost?

Compost and peat moss are added to soils for similar reasons, but the addition of compost provides a lot more nutrients to the soil.

Want the scoop on your landscape soil? Try the jar test

With the valley’s housing developments, landscape soil can undergo a wide variety of changes that might not relate to the original soil at all.

Get more steps in at these 6 Las Vegas Valley parks

Southern Nevadans looking to “move more” have an exercise ally in the valley’s network of parks filled with personality and paved paths.

Paring down a list of pear trees to grow in the desert

Pear trees can be roughly divided into two types: European and Asian. This distinction is not just about origin but also the fruit they produce.

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