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 …

Attract pollinators to your garden

Until I started working with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, I used to be extremely annoyed with all the insects buzzing around my garden, swatting away these creatures while walking to class on campus. I never gave it a second thought that they were actually doing something useful. The more …

Simple decisions to help you select the right tree

One of the most valuable assets we can add to our landscapes is a tree. Trees not only add beauty and diversity to our yards, but they also bring character and can cool our living areas during the summer months. From large to small and narrow to wide, trees come …

Wildfires Happen. Is your community prepared?

I awoke to the smell of thick campfire-like smoke that had filtered into my bedroom. I jumped out of bed, flipped the bedroom light switch and… nothing. The electricity was out. I ran to the window to see the glow of flames cresting the hill on the other side of …