Snails and slugs love where it’s wet. They also love food. Food and moisture make a perfect breeding area.
A good place to launch that learning is at REI in Henderson, a gear hub for camping, climbing, biking and snow sports that has a classroom in the back of the store.
Landscape microclimates change something about the outside: the air temperature, wind speed, humidity, noise level or may address privacy issues.
If you can get away this month, head up to the Markagunt Plateau, a wonderful destination to drive the network of scenic roads and hopefully take in some brilliant color.
Under a new program, nearly 50 Sun City homes could spend $100 on getting the most state-of-the-art, battery-generated smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detection systems.
You can harvest fruit from tomato plants when it’s hot, but they won’t set fruit again from new growth until the temperature drops back into the mid-90s. Either pull the tomato plants when they’re done producing and plant new ones from seed or prune the old ones back and let them flower and fruit again when it’s cooler.
The Great Gallery in Utah’s Horseshoe Canyon, about 330 miles northeast of Las Vegas, is one of the most significant rock art sites in the Southwest.
Somewhat tender plants like roses and crape myrtle can handle the intense desert heat and sunlight if they are growing in soil amended with organics and the soil is covered with mulch that rots or decomposes. Roses and crape myrtle will struggle after a few years when planted in soils covered by rock
The scenic little town 60 miles northeast of San Diego isn’t necessarily on the way to anywhere, but it’s well worth a visit.
Andy Ciarrocchi, vice president of management and operations for Hughes Corp., says “we have already provided over 90 percent of what people want.” But there’s much more to come.
Through binoculars, we spied the moon’s craters. We spent a few moments taking in the full moon’s beguiling beauty before tackling the remaining steps of our more than 3-mile night hike.
Tomatoes stop setting fruit when air temperatures stay consistently above 95 degrees. The tomatoes that set earlier continue to grow and mature when it stays hot. If the air temperature drops below 95 for a couple of days, new flowers will again set fruit.