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Peaceful Henderson trail leads to million-dollar views

McCullough Hills Trail in Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area mixes plenty of peaceful desert time with heaping amounts of healthy accomplishment.

Nevada Garden Clubs hosting free flower show

The club welcomes the public, as well as possible entrants, to its free show Saturday on the grounds of Lorenzi Park.

How much water does your landscape need?

Their areas of origin and how they have evolved make the watering requirements for mesic plants and xeric plants vastly different.

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Humidity from rain can cause lawn diseases

Some lawns experienced disease problems that lingered after we had high humidity because of the rain. That change in our weather encouraged plant diseases to occur.

Event speakers to offer advice on saving water

The Center for Urban Water Conservation in North Las Vegas will host an educational event Oct. 14 for homeowners and HOA members who want to save water on their landscapes.

Worms in apples? Codling moth is common pest

Apples that stay on the tree longest are the most heavily infested by codling moths. Apples harvested early are the least infested. Populations of this pest increase with each generation produced.