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Plants have been planted and mulch applied! Part 3 will finish the job!

Plants have been planted and mulch applied! Part 3 will finish the job!

Hey you Nevada home owners looking to add Xeriscape to your abode! Part 2 of this multi-part blog series walking you through the steps of the Xeriscape Nevada process is here! The River School Farm team has finished planting and mulching the front yard of this Reno, Nevada rental house. Let’s take a look….Please click here to continue reading this post.

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Part 1 of how to Xeriscape your yard to be drought tolerant with beautiful, edible landscape.

Part 1 of How to Xeriscape your yard to be drought tolerant with beautiful, edible landscape.

Do you want your yard to turn heads, make your neighbors jealous, be the most beautiful on the block, and increase the value of your home? Do you want this while also being drought tolerant, full of nutrition, and supporting plants that love Nevada (just like we do)? Well we have your solution: Xeriscape Nevada with Full Circle Soils & Compost and the River School Farm.

This is a multi-part blog series walking you through the Xeriscape Nevada process on a current project unfolding in Reno, Nevada. Get ready to witness the amazing power of wildly productive soils, composts and mulches. When these nutrient packed materials are used with Nevada tolerant plants and water savvy irrigation systems, you can create landscape glory! (Hey, this is a work in progress so…these initial pictures are the first stages. Part 2 and 3 will blow your mind!)

What is Xeriscape: a landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation. Courtesy of the word experts at Merriam-Webster).

So what’s the plan? Our good friends at the River School Farm mapped out a whole plan with a list of Xeriscape ready plants to revitalize this front yard of a rental house in Reno. As you can see, the yard has seen better days…TO SEE THE PICTURES, THE PLANT LIST, AND CONTINUE READING PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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Using Mulch To Beat The Heat and Fight Drought!

Like people (as well as dogs, cows, wild burros and a few other things), plants get thirsty. Nevada gardening in a heat wave during a drought when you’re trying to save water presents a conflict. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be so bad. Especially when you use products that hold around three times as much moisture as the common stuff. Luckily, we happen to know of some…

First, let’s talk about water retention. Simply put, it refers to how much moisture stays in something versus how much either gets zapped up by Mean Ol’ Mister Sun or trickles off to some other spot….

To continue reading please follow click here: Gardening Tips To Beat The Heat and Drought

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