Ironman Street Closures
The City of Henderson hosts the
2013 Ironman World Championship 70.3 on
Sunday, September 8. More than 1,800 athletes will compete in the
triathlon. To ensure safety, a number of Henderson roads and traffic lanes
will be closed between 6am and 5pm. Visit
HendersonLive.com for a complete list of traffic impacts and detour
routes or call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural
Arts & Tourism at (702) 267-2171.
Southern Nevada Strong Community Improvement Project Launches Series of
Southern Nevada Strong invites you to an upcoming open house in your area.
Southern Nevada Strong is a regional planning initiative to better integrate
transportation, housing, and job opportunities throughout Southern Nevada.
The project is a one-time community project to develop a regional plan to
improve the region's economic resilience and competitiveness.
We want to make sure the plan reflects your input! Take part in an open
house near you and participate at the interactive stations while learning
how Southern Nevada Strong is working to improve our region.
Open houses will include:
• Brief presentation(s) on Southern Nevada Strong at the top of each hour
• Residents will have the opportunity to review priorities for the Regional
Plan and rank areas throughout the Valley that they feel are best positioned
to better connect transportation, housing and job opportunities through iPad
• Photo preference survey of land use and development choices
• Activities for kids & more
Help build a brighter future in our community. Take the survey today:
Lisa's Landscape Corner
special thank you to Jixon (Jason) Liu, our Urban Forestry Intern, who
contributed this month's column.
Have our summer storms left your yard mess with dead
branches, dirt and trash? Necessary landscape cleanup may include removing
soil from hardscapes, large and small branch pruning and a bit of shrub
tidying. For turf: mowing, edging and irrigation system checks will be on
your list of things to do.
Help keep the public safe by pruning your trees! Cut
off the dead and hanging branches. If you have excessive damage, use
caution tape and section off the area. Remove trees that are heavily
damaged, making sure you cut at the branch bark ridge. You can research
this location, or better yet, hire a certified arborist. Even downed trees
can pose a threat when wood is grown under tension - bark can snap and trees
can twist on their way to the ground. Cracking can also be internal to a
large tree branch and even hide from a trained eye. Improper or pruning that
tops a tree will in the long run make the tree weak, and can damage or kill
the plant But remember, this is the time plants absorb the energy and
produce food for them to grow and live during winter. So do not prune too
much! Only get what’s necessary. Leave other work for the winter.
Never top the tree! Topping is a destructive and
obsolete pruning practice that involves cutting back large branches to
stubs, leaving wounds that invite decay and disease into the tree. Topping
destroys a tree’s natural shape, beauty and grace. Branches will respond
with a vigorous growth of weakly attached limbs that are more susceptible to
breakage and storm damage and require more frequent maintenance than the
Edging about 3-4” allows a crisp, clean appearance and
also keeps mulch from spilling on to turf areas once it is applied. Proper
edging could prevent soil washout during storm events. A power edging tool
can be handy when edging your lawn, but be careful near your irrigation
system and plants.
Next, apply some new mulch to your plants. The mulch
could be the leaves you just raked up! Even after a storm Southern Nevada
is still hot; mulching could save the moisture, prevent weeds and keep the
soil cool. Add some decomposed organic matter under the mulch to help bring
nutrients to your plants.
We may see more storms this summer, but with proper
cleanup your landscape should look better than ever!