Nevada County Neighborhood Hiking Trails

  Hiking & Local Trails  Nevada City is fortunate enough to have the Tahoe National Forest as its back yard. With over 655 miles of accessible trails, numerous State Parks,  National Forest camp sites and unlimited lakes, rivers and streams for fishing enthusiasts, and hikers. Castle Peak, Grouse Ridge and the Sierra Buttes areas host [...]

Nevada County Neighborhood Hiking Trails2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

Deer Resistant Planting For Your Home

Deer-Resistant Plants | Keep Deer Out of Your Garden  If you live in and around Lake Wildwood some of these deer no- no's may not apply. For example, the deer love my peonies and they chewed my salvia down to the root!  Deer love narrow-leaf evergreens, especially arborvitae and fir, and show a preference for hostas, [...]

Deer Resistant Planting For Your Home2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

8 Houseplants That Give You a Breath of Fresh Air

You may not realize that the indoor air you're breathing right now is laden with formaldehyde, benzene and other chemicals that could kill you. They're called Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, which are emitted by carpet, air fresheners, paints, cosmetics, even newspapers. They can cause serious health problems, including asthma and cancer, and are responsible [...]

8 Houseplants That Give You a Breath of Fresh Air2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

Saving Energy, Water, and Money Has Never Been Easier

You know that 10 or 20 pounds that you just can’t seem to lose? You do the right thing — eat kale or log time on the StairMaster — but the weight clings. You feel powerless. It’s like that with our energy bills, too. Eighty-nine percent of us think we’re not using as much energy [...]

Saving Energy, Water, and Money Has Never Been Easier2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00

Staying On Top Of Green Energy Trends

Homeowners are commonly advised to consider energy-efficient improvements before selling a home, but the ever-evolving field of environmental technology makes it tough to stay on top of the most beneficial – and practical – green energy developments. While it might impress the neighbors to convert a standard home into an energy-saving powerhouse, doing so can [...]

Staying On Top Of Green Energy Trends2018-10-03T23:29:11+00:00