Tree Pruning Pointers

You’ve sharpened your pruning shears, polished your loppers, and gassed up your chainsaw.  Your trees need to lighten their woody load and you’re the person to help them do it.  But hold on a moment!  Before you start cutting keep the following pointers in mind: When you cut can matter …

Turf Winterization Tips

As we wrap up the first week of October, complete with warm temperatures and many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors (when the smoke permits), winterization is probably only begrudgingly entering your mind.  While it is true we likely have a few more weeks of Northern Nevada’s “second summer,” here are …

QWEL September 2020: Socially Distanced and Water Efficient

Previous Next Another batch of water efficient professionals are ready to help make sure you’re irrigating effectively.  Head over to QWEL.net to take a look at a full listing of professionals in your area! *This list will be updated as online student irrigation audits are submitted and reviewed* Organizations this …

Cooperative Extension Announces 2020 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

This year’s Green Industry Training has wrapped up, and we are proud to present the newest crop of green industry professionals. This certification provides a wide breadth of horticultural knowledge tailored to Northern Nevada, and covers topics ranging from pruning practices to pest management, soils, noxious weeds, and everything in …

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 …

Is it time to upgrade your landscape?

Landscapes change naturally with the seasons. But sometimes we change our mind about what our overall landscape should look like. It may be you bought your home with the existing landscape as per the developer’s design, but your needs have changed. Maybe you want more color, or you want to …