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Henderson Offering Loans for Replacing Water-Guzzling Landscaping

Henderson Offering Loans for Replacing Water-Guzzling Landscaping

The city of Henderson would like people to change their water-guzzling landscaping to a more water-efficient plantings and are offering loans to help pay for the change.

The city is accepting applications for two loan programs that will people replace their grass with drought-tolerant landscaping.

The first program called the Homeownership Enrichment Landscape Program will help residents remove turf and install water-efficient plants or improve a yard that has been neglected.

The program is a deferred loan program, which means people do not need to pay the loan back until they sell their home or the home changes ownership, for a maximum of $5,000.

The second program Turf Removal Program will help pay for residents to replace grass with desert landscaping. The loan is up $5,000 at 3 percent interest, which will paid down over a seven-year period.

Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here

Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here

 

Time to tap into your inner Clark Griswold: Henderson’s holiday decorating contest is just around the corner.

City officials will accept entries for their 2012 Holiday Decorating Contest through 5 p.m. on November 28, but entry is limited to the first 50 received. Printable entry forms are available at cityofhenderson.com (type ‘decorate’ in the search box). The annual contest is sponsored by the Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission (HCBC) and there is no cost to take part.

The outdoor decorating contest is open to any residential single-family home within the city. Participants can choose from several categories: children’s theme; Griswold, which includes homes with extravagant decorations such as those seen in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation;” 500 to 1,000 lights; street/neighborhood (minimum of three homes); best holiday theme; and most innovative.

Throw Away the Old at Henderson Shines

Throw Away the Old at Henderson Shines

Can’t figure out what to do with those old computers or other unusual trash? Henderson has a way for you to dispose of them the right way.

Henderson is dedicating a day to help residents clean up their garages, yards and neighborhoods. People will have the opportunity to safely dispose of trash, recyclables, hazardous materials and usable donations at Henderson Shines, an event to be held May 21 at Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event runs from 10 a.m .to 2 p.m.

Henderson Shines is a community clean-up and education day where residents can dispose of unwanted items while learning about the importance of sustainability. The event includes activities for kids, food, music, and educational tables from a variety of community organizations and city departments.

SNWA Seeks Entries for Water-Efficient Landscape Contest

SNWA Seeks Entries for Water-Efficient Landscape Contest

If you have a water-efficient landscape in your yard or you’re a professional who has worked on one, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has a contest for you.

Local residents and landscape professionals interested in showing off their water-efficient landscapes are encouraged to enter the SNWA's 13th Annual Landscape Awards competition.

Applications for this free community contest, along with award criteria, categories and other information are available at snwa.com through Thursday, May 12. Applications also are available by calling the Conservation Helpline at 258-SAVE (7283).

The SNWA's Landscape Awards honor residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are both attractive and functional. Entrants must have a working irrigation system appropriate to their design.

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Unusual, desert adapted plants including a large selection of agaves and cacti will be among those offered for sale as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The sale will feature limited quantities of about 5,000 native and drought-tolerant plant species, including seasonal perennials. Plants will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customers’ questions about how to care for their new plants.

New at this year’s event will be a silent auction to bid for cactus and succulent container gardens, and “table top” garden displays also will be offered for sale.

Springs Preserve members will have exclusive access to the sale from 7-8 a.m. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Unusual, desert adapted plants including a large selection of agaves and cacti will be among those offered for sale as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The sale will feature limited quantities of about 5,000 native and drought-tolerant plant species, including seasonal perennials. Plants will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customers’ questions about how to care for their new plants.

New at this year’s event will be a silent auction to bid for cactus and succulent container gardens, and “table top” garden displays also will be offered for sale.

Springs Preserve members will have exclusive access to the sale from 7-8 a.m. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CDSN Spring Plant Sales This Weekend at Acacia Demonstration Gardens!

CDSN Spring Plant Sales This Weekend at Acacia Demonstration Gardens!

It's time to break out your green thumb, because this weekend is the first of two CDSN Spring Plant Sales! The Conservation District of Southern Nevada has partnered with the College of Southern Nevada to offer a wonderful section of drought-tolerant plants for your home, patio, and garden that were grown by the students of CSN. This year, the sale has expanded to offer vegetables and herbs as well. CSN students will be at the sales to offer advice and give talks. If you are planning on making a purchase, please remember the sale is cash or check only. 

CDSN Spring Plant Sale, March 5th & 26th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (while supplies last) at the Acacia Demonstration Gardens, 50 Casa del Fuego St., Henderson 89012. For more information call 262.9047 ext. 109