Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: The Weeds Keep Growing in Carson Valley, Nevada.

The Weeds Keep Growing in Carson Valley, Nevada.

The weeds keep growing in Carson Valley, Nevada.  Its been an amazing year for weeds inFlowering weeds in Carson Valley Nevada Northern Nevada.  Last year’s wonderfully wet winter fueled an abundance of weeds that continue to grow and grow.  We’ve had much more precipitation than normal all through the summer months as well creating growing opportunities for the weeds like they rarely see in this area. 

It is a common topic of conversation among Carson Valley Ranchers, Gardeners, and Homeowners, weather and weeds.  The foxtails were unlike any year anybody can remember – growing everywhere in copious quantities.  It drove the hay growers nuts.  Dog owners were grooming and grooming and even at that ... there were plenty of occasions where the vet was the answer to the persistent prickly pugnacious foxtail seed. 

As we near fall the weeds are tall, but soon we’ll be able to burn them as well as cut and spray.  Sometime in October, when it is deemed safe, the East Fork Fire District will issue burn permits.  Home and property owners will be able to safely burn the tall weeds, and the seeds that they bear, to minimize their reproduction next year.  It also opens ditches for better flow, and clears the land for crops or more human friendly vegetation to grow. 

Just burning them won’t eradicate them, but it will help minimize their spread.  Some, such as thistle, take more work. They grow in colonies and have an extensive underground network.  That is better accomplished by spraying with the right chemical mixture. 

Carson Valley, Nevada is still mostly green, very unusual this time of year.  With the warm weather and recent thunder showers there is a good chance it will remain green until the frost.  This creates some very extended special times for foraging animals as their feed is plentiful and vibrant much later than normal. 

Nothing like a little water in the desert ... it's very fertile … with a touch of the Liquid Gold
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When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs ... Experience is Priceless! Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472 carsonvalleyland@hotmail.com, www.carsonvalleyland.com 


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When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs ... Experience is Priceless! Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472 carsonvalleyland@hotmail.com, www.carsonvalleyland.com

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Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors of this blog.  Lisa, Jim and Jessie are experts in Carson Valley , Carson City and the tri-county area of Douglas County, Carson City and Lyon County. Call our team anytime at 775-781-5472 or 775-781-3704.  To Search for Homes go to: Carson Valley Listing Book or visit our website at www.CarsonValleyLand.com

Comment balloon 1 commentLisa Wetzel • September 14 2011 06:10PM

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Weeds on top of weeds ... this year has been the wrost I can remember.  The battle seems futile and we're just about to surrender.

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 7 years ago

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