What Does “Feed Your Soil” Really Mean?

Healthy Soil The Organic Way! If you know anything about organic gardening, you’ve heard the phrase ‘feed your soil.’ While it sounds like a good thing to do, you may wonder what it means. It may seem that working in fertilizer should do it; that’s feeding, right? In truth, feeding your soil properly is at […]



Winter Watering in the High Desert … Usually, Yes!

Successful  year-round landscaping makes us all winter bed wetters. Yup, it’s too dry in the high desert and again we must pull hoses this winter. Plants in the ground – especially newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials – need the equivalent of one inch of precipitation per month. If we have a dry period that lasts longer […]



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 […]



Summer Planting “How To” in the Heat!

Debunking the notion that high desert planting needs to be accomplished only in the spring & fall, this “how to” shows the simple changes needed for success.  It also points out the benefits of mulching your landscape and garden.  You can save up to 30% of your water bill for starters with 2 or 3 […]



Irrigation Repair Pays Off In Water Savings

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. By tuning up or upgrading your current irrigation system and adding a state-of-the art controller, you can generate significant water savings and contribute to a more sustainable […]



Planting Success in the Hot Summer

Yes, you can plant during the dog days of summer … even in the high desert!  Simply follow these guidelines: 1. Make sure the plant is properly watered during the days before transplanting. 2. Transplant during the late afternoon or early evening. 3. Water the plant immediately before removing from the pot. Soak the root […]



Winter Watering

We can’t stop watering just because December is here and winter is on its way. Plants in the ground – especially newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials – need the equivalent of one inch of precipitation per month. If we have a dry period that lasts longer than two to three weeks, you’ll need to […]



Winterizing Your Landscape

We’ve had a bit of snow, and it’s clear that winter is on its way, so here are some tips on how to prepare everything in your landscape – from your perennials to your water features-for the coming winter months: Winterizing Your Landscape.



Turning Off Your Irrigation Systems

Our beautiful fall weather is changing, and soon it’ll be time to turn off your irrigation systems. Check out this video for detailed instructions on how to best take care of your irrigation system in the winter. If you need some help, call our Landscape team at 775-825-0602 ext. 134.



Trees in Turf

Here is a great article about trees planted in your grass. Take a look! http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011107090310