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Free classes at Acacia Park

Posted 9/27/2016

Master Gardeners conduct classes in October

Leaffooted bug

Leaffooted bug found during scouting expedition

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 12th year--will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in Oct. Classes are offered in partnership with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, and are published in “Henderson Happenings.” All classes are taught by Cooperative Extension volunteer Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m.

Oct. 8 - Fertilizer, Weeds, and Insects — Master Gardener

You do not need harmful chemicals to control your garden and yard pests. Nothing is more frustrating than weeds and insects that destroy your landscape or garden. What should one do to add nutrients to the soil for gorgeous plants and still have a safe landscape for the family and pets? Learn to scout your yard to control these problems before they become a costly fix. A Master Gardener will discuss the use of fertilizers and insecticides that will make your landscape enjoyable.

October 15 - Palms, Succulents and Cactus — Master Gardener Howard Galin

You can see a variety of palms in the Las Vegas valley and wonder how they would look in your yard. It is more important to know how much work they will require, how long are they expected to live and what kind of maintenance is required. You can grow different succulents in our area also. Galin will explore all these questions and more with you.

October 22 - How to Winterize your Yard — Master Gardener Jodi Starkey

Winter will be here soon. Here in the desert we sometimes experience colder winter winds and freezing temperatures that can harm our homes and landscapes. Now is the time to learn some simple techniques to protect your plants, trees, landscape and pipes. Starkey will share ideas on how to prevent winter injury and harm to your landscape.

Pre-registration is requested. Online registration is available through the City of Henderson.

The Master Gardeners will have an “Ask a Master Gardener” table at the Park on class days. Acacia Park is located at 50 Casa Del Fuego (Intersection of 215 and 515) in Henderson, Nev. Master Gardener volunteers are also available to answer questions through the Home Gardening Help Line, 702-257-5555 or my email. The Help Line is staffed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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