Archives for May 2018
Spring is in full swing and the Valley is greening up quite nicely. It’s becoming easier to tell what needs to be done in the garden because it all starts staring us in the face. The weeds are sprouting up like there’s no tomorrow, and many flowers and vegetables are demanding attention. So it’s time to weed and feed!
The spring flowers, such as daffodils and tulips, are beginning to die down. You can cut off the dead blossoms, but be sure not to cut the leaves until they have turned yellow. This will allow the plant to collect sunshine and nutrients for next year’s blossoms. As your perennials start to come up, be sure to divide up the clumps and re-plant or share some with a friend. Also, if you want to add any new plants to your garden, now is a great time to visit a nursery (such as Valley Garden Center in Gardnerville or Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City) while the picking is prime.
For your vegetable garden, it might be time to start thinning your winter crops (such as carrots and lettuce) depending on how big they are. Keep earthing-up your potatoes us they grow taller. You can also start hardening off your summer plants (tomatoes, peppers, etc) to prepare them for planting. If you decide to plant them this month, just be prepared to cover them on cold nights (walls-o-water work great as well). This area historically has late freezes, and some say to wait until Carson Valley Days to plant your tomatoes (2nd weekend in June). Sometimes the excitement of Spring takes over and we just can’t wait that long!
Investment opportunity! Unit A is 2/2/1 and Unit B is 3/2/2. Both units rented month to month. Both current rental rates do not reflect current market as they have been long term tenants. Unit A shows well and is clean; Unit B needs TLC. Listing price reflects need for updating and roof replacement. Property being sold AS IS.
Address: 1382 Kimmerling Road
Baths: Unit A: 2 | Unit B: 2
Square Feet: Unit A: 1109 | Unit B: 1396
Garage: Unit A: 1-Car | Unit B: 2-Car
Year Built: 1991
On May 18th, the annual professional Tour de France-style cycling race, Amgen Tour of California, will pass through the Carson Valley! The race, which is over 600 miles long, extends from Long Beach to Sacramento over 7 different stages. The racers will dip into the Carson Valley, traveling along Foothill Road and up Kingsbury Grade, during stage 6 (see their route below) on their way to South Lake Tahoe. According to their website, “South Lake Tahoe has been a staple destination for the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race each year since 2015 but will host a men’s race finish for only the 2nd time.”