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The second most populous city in Nevada, Henderson is located in the southeastern end of the Las Vegas Valley. While it shares many similarities with it’s larger neighbor, the city has distinct differences in climate and elevation. These differences are important to understand in order to properly manage yard maintenance in Henderson. Don’t settle for a landscaping company that applies a one size fits all approach to all yards in Southern Nevada. Choose a company with experience in the unique differences required to keep landscaping healthy and lush in Henderson.

Since it’s incorporation over 60 years ago, Henderson has grown right up to the boundaries of Las Vegas. It is difficult to tell where one city ends and the other starts. As a result, Henderson is usually lumped together with larger Las Vegas. It is however, its own unique city with a local government and separate police department.

Volcanoes and Lakes in the Desert of Henderson

Henderson’s average elevation is higher than the city of Las Vegas. This comes from a landscape that includes more hills and mountains. Henderson also includes extinct volcanoes which erupted millions of years ago. This gives some areas black rocks and volcanic soil. When maintaining landscaping in areas with a high concentration of volcanic rock, it is important to understand the benefits and disadvantages for plants in this type of soil.


Despite it’s name, Lake Las Vegas is located within the city of Henderson. The 320 acre man-made lake is the centerpiece of a nearly 4,000 acre master planned community. This large body of water has a transformative effect on the climate of the community. Henderson landscape architects are able to take full advantage of the water’s stabilizing effects on the temperature and increased air humidity in this neighborhood.

Like the rest of Clark County, Henderson has a hot and arid desert climate. Keeping yards healthy requires the proper balance of efficient irrigation systems and well designed shade. Many Henderson residents chose low or zero water landscapes to reduce their dependence on irrigation during the hottest months of the year. Creating beautiful and lush xeriscapes requires experience and skill in the specific needs of Henderson landscaping.

Rabbit Colonies in Henderson

South of Henderson is hundreds of miles of undeveloped land between Las Vegas and the California border. As the city has expanded, wildlife has increasingly been found in residential areas. Henderson contains several areas within the Las Vegas Valley where rabbits are a common sight in home and commercial landscaping. Populations of rabbits also live in many of older parks in the area. If you have noticed rabbits in your yard, make sure to alert your landscaping company. Depending on the type of foliage you have, it may be necessary to “rabbit proof” some of the plants.

If you have more questions about maintaining green and lush landscaping in Henderson please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Keeping Everything Together

Now that all four solutions for a backyard water feature have been discussed, the only necessary factor left is setting around the chosen water feature. Plants look extremely well next to pools, waterfalls, ponds, and even fountains. Plants make a yard with a water feature look more tropical and make the water feature stand out the best.

Not only do plants highlight the beauty of your yard, but trees such as simple palm trees also add a sense of being tropical to your yard. Plants need irrigation repair and there are so many landscaping and maintenance companies willing to help you.

Furthermore, irrigation repair is a part of most landscaping companies in the valley and they are experienced so there is no worry when they are taking care of your plants in your yard.

In conclusion, waterfalls, pools, ponds, and fountains are the top 4 backyard outdoor water features that will enhance the overall beauty of your yard. Contact us if you want to learn more about backyard water features.

About the Author

I am currently 16 years old. I was placed into an education that took on reading and writing from a young age and focused on it for all these years. Writing has always seemed exciting and exhilarating for me. No matter the difficulty that I have faced, I always wanted to learn how to write better and make more progress in this field. My father is the owner of Cacti Landscapes and I have started to complete some work for him. Primarily, I started off by writing for my dad’s reviews and learned through this process. As time went on, I started to write more and more for my father’s company. I recently wrote the blog of “How to Make a Zen Garden” and am going to continue to produce blogs and work for my father’s enterprise. Because of my father’s intuition, I started college at the age of 15. I am in Bishop Gorman High School, Community College and working for my father. But for fun, my favorite hobby is golf and I will always enjoy the phenomenal sport.

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