GAIL D. MUELLER
PO Box 3424
Lakes, CA 93546
of Applied Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Management from the Community College of Southern Nevada, May
Ø Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,
in the 21st Annual Edition of The National Dean’s List, 1997-98.
for Community College of Southern Nevada: 3.97.
Ø Certificate of Achievement in Workplace Spanish, May 2002.
Ø Computer experience: Windows 95 & up, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, ArcView GIS, and Adobe PhotoShop.
Landscape Contractors License, 860408, California Contractors State
License Board, June 2005.
Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor from The Irrigation Association, March 2000.
Water Smart Contractor in Southern Nevada.
Certified Recycled Water Contractor for Serrano El Dorado Owner's Association.
Certified Recycled Water Contractor for El Dorado Irrigation District.
Free-lance writer for Sunset Magazine:
A Water Thrifty Landscape in Las Vegas, August
Bountiful Raised Beds
in Las Vegas, April 2002
Water-Smart in Las Vegas, August 2002
Mojave Style in Las Vegas, July 2003
Grand Entry, April 2004
Grow an Oasis, June 2004
Customer Service Awards:
Ambassador of Courtesy awards from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.
June 2005 Landscape Contractor: Owner of Evergreen Landscape, Mammoth
Lakes, CA. CA License # 860408. Custom designs and installation of
Present irrigation systems. Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, building retaining
walls, installing walkways and river beds, pruning and thinning trees,
performing irrigation repairs, and landscape maintenance.
June 2006 Sales/Nursery Worker: Mammoth Lakes Nursery, CA. Part time, seasonal.
to Answer customers’ questions regarding plant requirements
and care; suggest plants for
specific locations in homeowners’
yards; explain and instruct the proper use of fertilizers,
insecticides and herbicides; explain to customers how to plant, prune, and water trees,
shrubs, grass and various bedding plants; and water and prune plants as needed.
May 2004 Landscaper: H.D. Lehmann,
Inc., Mammoth Lakes, CA.
to Planted shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs at single family,
multifamily, and commercial
Oct. 2004 properties. Pruned and fertilized shrubs and perennials. Pulled
weeds, raked leaves, and
performed irrigation repairs on both spray and drip systems as
well as adjusted irrigation controllers. Occasionally worked at Pleasant Gardens Nursery, also owned by Lehmann.
Project Manager: Valley Green Landscape, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.
supervised landscape conversions at properties that replace turf grass for
xeriscape. Ordered plants for new projects and placed them at the property for the crews to install.
Marketed new accounts and wrote bids for new projects including turf conversions, maintenance, new installations, and tree
1998 Conservation Programs Coordinator:
Southern Nevada Water Authority, LasVegas, NV.
2003 Water Smart Landscape Program
– One of the principal developers of this program. The customer received a credit of $1.00 per square foot of turf that
is replaced with xeriscape.
¨ Coordinated the Water Smart Landscape Program for multi-family residential properties. Perform pre and
post conversion property inspections of the landscape to ensure compliance with the program conditions.
¨ Answer homeowners’ and property managers’ questions about plants, troubleshoot irrigation
and plant problems, and measure square footage of landscaped areas. Using ArcView GIS, draw areas of turf in order to calculate
the square footage, and therefore the credit amount.
¨ Sell the idea of installing xeriscape to property managers and
¨ Assist landscapers and property managers with landscape designs when converting from
turf to xeriscape.
¨ Provide customer with historical water consumption analysis of
¨ Give presentations to HOA Boards and other
community associations regarding xeriscape, water savings, ways to improve poor irrigation practices, and the drought plan.
Water Smart Contractor Program - Developed a class required for the Water
Smart Contractor Program. Taught this class which included the seven principles of xeriscape, SNWA Programs, all City and
Clark County ordinances as they apply to landscapes, and converting spray irrigation to a drip irrigation system. Assembled
a book that landscape contractors can use in the field, which includes City and County ordinances.
Xeriscape Conversion Study - Assisted in data collection of a 5-year study with the Bureau of Reclamation. Water
consumption for different types of landscapes were analyzed and the benefits of converting a turf grass landscape to xeriscape
were determined, specifically the amount of water saved at single family homes.
gardening and irrigation classes at the Desert Demonstration Gardens, a 2-acre botanical garden in Las Vegas. Classes I have
taught include Beginning Desert Gardening, Lawn to Lush: Upgrade to Xeriscape, Winterizing Your Landscape and Irrigation,
Xeriscape Basics, Understanding Drip Irrigation, and Drip Irrigation Workshop.
¨ Assisted management in the design and implementation of a Watering
Guide, a much-needed educational tool in Las Vegas, advising how to properly water trees, shrubs, and grass.
For three years, coordinated the annual
Landscape Awards, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and served as a judge each year.
¨ Wrote conservation tips for www.SNWA.com
Sales/Customer Service: Star
Nursery, 7330 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, NV.
Answer customers’ questions regarding plant requirements and care; suggest plants for
specific locations in homeowners’ yards;
explain and instruct the proper use of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides; explain to customers how to plant, prune,
and water trees,
grass and various bedding plants; identify insect and disease problems; identify
and water and prune plants as needed.