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7 Things You Should Know About Gardening In Las Vegas

I’m really only half-joking when I say that gardening in Las Vegas is like gardening on Mars. We have brutal summers where the temperature regularly tops 110°, while our winter nights dip well below freezing at least a couple of times a year. I once heard a soil expert on NPR compare our soil

How to Save Money Watering Your Lawn- 5 Easy Tips

At the nursery, I’ve found that there’s a pretty quick tell that indicates I’m talking to someone with a lawn. As soon as I tell them that they need to increase the water to their trees and shrubs, they look horrified and make a comment about how high their water bill is already. “You have

Keebler Elf Fantasy Homes

I would've made such an awesome Keebler elf. I love baking cookies and I love eating them even more, which I don't even think is a prerequisite for being a Keebler elf, but it just goes to show that I'm willing to go the extra mile. On top of that, I think that living

Summer Watering for Trees and Shrubs in Las Vegas

How long and how often should you be watering your trees and shrubs in the summertime if you live in the desert?  The answer may surprise you.   [caption id=attachment_78 align=alignleft width=264] Image courtesy of Scott Nelson via Flickr[/caption] By far and away, the most common issue that I run into at the nursery has to do with

Well, hello there.

It's very nice to meet you.  My name is Julie. I live in Las Vegas, where I work at a local nursery giving plant suggestions and advice to people who are redoing their landscaping or wondering why their plants are struggling.  It's the desert, so as you can imagine, more often than not the problem