Plant Names … Why are they so complicated?

Sometimes we have trouble identifying a plant.  The common names seem to provide many opportunities for customization and poetic license.  Thus, we often fall back on the official botanic (scientific) name which can be off-putting because it is in Latin – so that names are the same no matter where you live.  However, you can […]



Local Tree Canopy Lacking

This beautiful tree canopy and the combined tree canopy covering and protecting our northern Nevada community are important markers for determining the “green” space necessary to provide ideal living conditions.  We don’t have many local trees with this kind of dense canopy but the real issue is the tree canopy coverage. And, it can be […]



Irrigation System Repairs Best Conservation Action

Broken and misdirected sprinkler heads … in many cases, more than 50% of water is wasted due to broken parts, bad coverage, evaporation and runoff caused by overwatering. Drip systems are equally suspect if they have not been adjusted for growth and proper function.  By tuning up or upgrading your current irrigation system and adding […]