Question: Every year, my zucchini plants are infested and destroyed by gray-colored beetles. How do I get rid of the beetles?
Great Basin National Park doesn’t get its fair share of visitors, but that’s all the better for the enlightened few who get to enjoy it without fighting any crowds. Deep summer is the best time to go there, when its high elevation provides the cool temperatures so longingly sought by hikers and campers from Southern Nevada. Nevada’s only national park, it offers plenty to do.
It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’m at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd. It’s dark outside, but there’s a hubbub of activity. There’s an associate mowing the practice green, a kitchen worker heading toward the restaurant, a staff member using a blower to clear the main concourse to the clubhouse and equipment is buzzing everywhere. There are sprinklers watering the course.
Nearly all figs are self-fertile, and all the figs I have tested in our climate do well. It is just a matter of your preference in taste.
One benefit of living in Southern Nevada is the opportunity to explore little-traveled back roads winding their way to uncrowded outdoor adventures. One of the best is the Mormon Well Road, originally a pioneer wagon trail on what is now the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Early harvesting and installing special netting to protect trees are the best ways to beat birds to eating your fruit.
The Las Vegas Badminton Club is seeing more and more players since it started in 2000. Played at a few locations across the valley, games are open to the public. The fee is $2 at most sites.
Anna apples will do better if they are shaded by the eight canopy of the tree and not exposed directly to sunlight all day long.
Just because plants are labeled as nematode resistant doesn’t guarantee that they will be resistant to the microscopic worms.
You might think summer outdoor activities in Death Valley National Park are out of the question, but this is actually an ideal time to hike to the summit of the park’s Panamint Mountains.