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What is a Planting zone and why it matters!


All You Need to Know About Planting Zones


A planting zone is a geographic area that is defined by its climate. The climate in each planting zone is determined by the average lowest cold temperature recorded in that area. The lower the average least cold temperature, the more restrictive the planting zone. For example, Planting Zone 8a has an average minimum winter temperature of 15 degrees Fahrenheit, while Planting Zone 8b has an average minimum winter temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

When you are looking to buy or sell a home, it is important to know which planting zone you are in so that you can be prepared for the type of weather and climate that is common in that area. This information can also be useful for gardeners who want to make sure that they are planting the right types of plants for their area. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at what a planting zone is and how it can impact your home buying or selling decisions.

Nevada zones range from 4a through 10a. While the southerly sections of the state have a very mild winter with lows well above freezing, the mountainous regions can drop to a frigid -30 degrees F. (-34 C.). In order to be a successful gardener in this state, it is critical to know your zone.

The planting zone for Pahrump NV is 8a and 8b. Fortunately, there are many such plants, including some that are native to the Mojave Desert.

What is a Planting Zone?

As we mentioned before, a planting zone is a geographic area that is defined by its climate. The climate in each planting zone is determined by the average lowest cold temperature recorded in that area.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has divided the country into 11 different planting zones. These zones are further broken down into sub-zones which are designated by either an "a" or "b." The "a" sub-zones have an average minimum winter temperature that is 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the "b" sub-zones.

Zone 1: Below -50 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 2: -50 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 3: -40 to -30 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 4: -30 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 5: -20 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 6: -10 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 7: 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 8: 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 9: 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 10: 30 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit

Zone 11: Above 40 degrees Fahrenheit

As you can see, the closer you are to the equator, the higher your planting zone will be


For example, Planting Zone 8a has an average minimum winter temperature of 15 degrees Fahrenheit, while Planting Zone 8b has an average minimum winter temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit.


Why is it important to know your planting zone?

If you are a gardener, knowing your planting zone can help you choose plants that are likely to thrive in your area. For example, if you live in Planting Zone 6b, you will want to choose plants that can tolerate temperatures as low as -5 degrees Fahrenheit.


If you are buying or selling a home, it is also important to know which planting zone you are in so that you can be prepared for the type of weather and climate that is common in that area. For example, if you live in an area that experiences severe winters, you may want to consider buying a home with a fireplace or other built-in features that can help keep you warm during those cold months.


In conclusion, a planting zone is a geographic area that is defined by its climate. The climate in each planting zone is determined by the average lowest cold temperature recorded in that area. When you are looking to buy or sell a home, it is important to know which planting zone you are in so that you can be prepared for the type of weather and climate that is common in that area. This information can also be useful for gardeners who want to make sure they are choosing plants that will thrive given the local conditions.


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