Rock placed on top of the soil contributes to a soil problem, but wood chips won’t. Spraying the plants with iron fertilizer might be a temporary fix but not a long-term one.
Barbara Holden, a member of the Sun City Summerlin board of directors, played a major role in converting a lackluster board committee into the Sun City Neighborhood Preparedness Team.
If you have a taste for adventure and don’t mind brain-rattling washboard roads, head out to Death Valley’s Racetrack, one of the national park’s most famous sights.
Whether visitors are on the prowl for coyotes, roadrunners or a better understanding of the Las Vegas Valley’s water drainage network, Wetlands Park offers insight and exercise.
My Saturday, four-week class, “Fix Your Landscape” will start Oct. 26 in North Las Vegas. This weekly landscaping class will show you design tricks that save water and electricity, plant selections that work, planting methods that are successful and how to fix problems, and irrigation installation and how to water.
The refuge, just south of Alamo, is the year-round home to many birds and other wildlife, as well as a layover stop for thousands of migrating birds in spring and fall.
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