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Water plants if it’s a hot, bright, windy day

Most of the damage done to plants during high summer temperatures was due to a lack of water. And if there are strong winds, they also use more water. The bottom line, if it’s a hot, bright, windy day, it’s time to water now.

Planting calendar will help when growing vegetables

It is important to select good varieties of vegetables to plant in the fall, and the publications by Dr. Sylvan Wittwer, formerly of Logandale, make some solid, old-fashioned varietal recommendations he has had success growing in this area.

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Interior design for home quarantining

“Because so many of my clients are quarantined in their homes, they have become more thoughtful about their space and what will work for them,” Rhonda Peterson of Rhonda Peterson and Associates in Atlanta said in the webinar “Where Will 2021 Take Interior Design?”

Wait until end of September to plant trees, shrubs, fruit

Planting can occur almost 12 months of the year in our climate, but there are times to plant that are better than other times. For the best times, begin planting most trees, shrubs and fruit around the end of September.

Summer heat in Vegas stressing plants

People who quarantined are spending their days looking out the window at their yards and they see a yard that does not look healthy. In reality, things are normal since this is how it is during a hot Las Vegas summer.

Roses only need water every other day in summer

Roses do not need daily watering, even during the hottest days. If the soil was prepared correctly at planting time and the soil surface covered in wood chips, they should get watered — at the most during the hottest times — every other day.

Create a functional home study area for children

Because the coronavirus pandemic is keeping many children at home, parents must make online education at home as enjoyable and conducive to learning as possible.

Las Vegas Market to offer virtual showcase

Las Vegas Market event organizers initiated a “Build the Room” virtual showcase to display products and add more visual elements to the experience. In the showcase, 12 designers from around the country pushed creative limits in different areas of the home.

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