Residential & Landscaping

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Residential & Landscaping

Homeowners and landscapers will find useful information to help them design, install and maintain landscapes and gardens during drought conditions, such as information on low-water-use gardening, low-water-use landscape plants, water conservation, water harvesting, mulch and soil amendments, water-efficient landscaping, well management and lawn maintenance.

Need a Master Gardener?

If you have any landscape-related questions, you can also call and speak with horticulture specialists or Master Gardeners at Cooperative Extension offices in Reno (775-784-4848) and in Las Vegas (702-222-3130). Alternatively, you can Ask a Master Gardener online.

Information on Water Efficient Landscapers

Report Water Waste in Your Community

Useful Tools and Links

Mandatory Watering Schedules

The City of Elko has a mandatory outdoor watering schedule in place from June 15 through September 15 each year, which limits homeowners and business owners with odd numbered addresses to water outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Homeowners and business owners with even numbered addresses are required to water outdoors on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 'Hand watering' of flowers and dry lawn areas is permitted, as needed, under the mandatory watering schedule. More information from Elko can be found here.  

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These links are provided for informational purposes only. Extension does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information which the listed sites may contain nor does Extension endorse any products or services these sites may provide or advocate.