A growing number of Southern Nevadans are installing solar photovoltaic systems to combat high energy bills.
Traditional yew pine is considered a tough mesic evergreen tree but is not a desert plant. It can handle our hot summers if it gets afternoon shade and is not surrounded by surface rock.
There are a number of things you can do to keep your home safe and less desirable for any would-be intruder or burglar without breaking the bank.
Take this quiz and see how you stack up against other desert gardeners.
A gas burner has ports all around the perimeter with the largest port positioned right in front of the ignitor. If the ports are full of gunk, no gas will get to the spark.
Never spray a plant that is flowering with anything. That’s a death knell to bees and their colonies.
The Las Vegas Market, a twice-annual furnishings trade show for designers to meet vendors and see new merchandise, took over the World Market Center this week.
Q: I have a problem with my plumbing. Below my kitchen sink is a copper pipe that comes out of the wall, extends for about a foot and then goes back into the wall. I have noticed a small leak coming from a fitting and it needs to be repaired. My problem is that I’m scared to use a torch as I don’t want to burn my house down. Is there any other choice?
All desert plants including hopseed bush are prone to this disease if grown in moist soils or in low spots in desert landscapes that accumulate water.
Southern Nevada is known for its beautiful desert sunsets, bountiful buffets and Elvis impersonators. It’s also home to some serious pests such as scorpions, spiders, ants, silverfish, bees and wasps. They thrive here thanks to hot summers, mild winters, seasonal rains and human settlements.
Kurapia was started from the native plant, Lippia nodiflora, native to the tropical and subtropical areas of South America and the United States. That calls into question its tolerance to extreme desert temperatures and low humidity.
If you’re remodeling a home or having one built, you may be considering how your floorplan allows you to entertain. We all know kitchens tend to be gathering places for guests and families, and great rooms or open areas can be designed to accommodate a certain flow between spaces that works for visits with friends or family.
It is important to follow all federal, state or local laws or ordinances pertaining to the use of a pesticide — whether it is used to kill weeds, insects, protect plants from diseases or terminate the life of a critter — and that any pesticide is used as a last resort.