Extension Announces Landscape Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the Landscape Photo Contest. It was hard to choose winners, but our judges have deliberated! Desert Garden Area – Becky Colwell Perennial and Shrubs Area – Gary Walker Sustainable Turfgrass Area – Georgette Porter Tree Island Area – No winner.

Question Answered: How do I water my trees?

Question: “Good Day, I live in Sparks and I have some questions about watering a couple of trees in my yard. The trees were put in seven to eight years ago. They are planted in DG so currently they are only watered by drip irrigation near the base of each …

Cooperative Extension Announces QWEL Certification Recipients

The summer 2019 QWEL certification exam results are in! Congratulations to our certified QWEL pros. For a full list of certified professionals visit, www.QWEL.net. Businesses and organizations participating in the QWEL program include: Reno/Tahoe International Airport University of Nevada, Reno Cassinelli Landscaping Truckee Meadows Water Authority May Arboretum Signature Landscapes …

Enter to Win: Landscape Photo Contest

Check out the winners! Contest Details: Enter photos of an area of your landscape for one or more of the landscape areas: Desert garden area – Obsessed with native plants or have a cacti rock garden? This area includes succulents, cacti, native plants and other low water use plants. Shrubs …

Cooperative Extension Announces QWEL Certification Recipients

The spring 2019 QWEL certification exam results are in! Congratulations to our certified QWEL pros. Businesses and organizations participating in the QWEL program include: Heirloom Gardens City of Reno Moana Nursery Wickham Landscaping Truckee Meadows Water Authority Cory’s Lawn Service QM Corp QWEL Certified Pros: Alyssa Buchanan Asa Kennedy Chuck …

Add interest to your garden with mosaic features

As gardeners, we tend to focus on plants, using color, texture and form to accentuate our landscapes. But, there are a lot of things we can do with recycled household items to add color and texture too. As I scrolled through Pinterest, I recently came across beautiful mosaic garden features …

Cooperative Extension Announces 2019 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

The 2019 Green Industry Training certification exam results are in and show our local green industry professionals employed in lawn and landscape, tree care, garden center and grounds and park maintenance industries are qualified to provide Nevadans with nursery and landscape services. Businesses and organizations participating in one or all of …

Presidents garden too

When we think of President’s Day, we often think of history, politics, independence or freedom, but did you know many United States presidents were also avid gardeners and plant lovers? This goes back to our very first president, George Washington, who never lived in the White House, but who oversaw …