Create a Garden in the Desert

Posted by Taylor Parsons on 9/10/2019

Growing Food in the Desert

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Times are changing. As we tumble forward at the speed of light in the digital age, it becomes more important than ever to slow the pace for a moment and make room for outdoor activities and meals with the family. Tending to a vegetable garden is one of the most rewarding traditions you can carry on to your children.

With two long planting seasons, Arizona is a great region to create a space in your backyard where you can enjoy growing different types of crops.

Although we live in a pretty hot desert, you can grow more crops here than most people think is even possible. It also makes fun memories and delicious meals with your family. Citrus trees help to create an edible landscape with dappled shade to help protect smaller plants from the afternoon sunshine.

Tomatoes, from bite-sized Super-Sweet cherries to two-pounder heirloom Cherokee Purples, will be sure to liven up your garden and your plate. You can also grow peppers, squash, and melons in every color of the rainbow. Just imagine the joy that comes from lighting up your family dinner and holiday spreads with vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs that all came from your soil and hard work!

Your urban farm will be beneficial for your wallet and health. It will also be something the entire family can participate in and enjoy together, even the kids!

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An excellent activity for kids to do is to be in charge of watering the garden daily. This will help them learn where food comes from and how to grow it. They can also learn more about soil health and check out the cool worms hidden in the dirt! Kids will be able to see their hard work grow daily and eventually get to enjoy the food they grew with their own hands too.
There's no doubt it will help them eat more veggies, too! Seeing the payoff of their hard work is something that will stick with your kids for a lifetime.

Watering

There are a few key things to be mindful of when growing vegetables in Arizona. In a place where there is so little rainfall, keeping up on your watering schedule is the number one priority for healthy trees and plants. Irrigation systems can help immensely with this task.

Sun Exposure

Another thing to keep in mind is how much sun exposure each plant will need. The sun can be brutal in this region, so a simple install of some shade cloth makes all the difference.

Pests on Your Trees and Plants

Remember to inspect your garden daily for any pests or abnormalities so you can nip them in the bud before they cause real problems to your crop.

Remove Ripe Fruit and Damaged Fruit/Branches/Foliage

Check your plants often and remove any fruit that's ripe and ready to be picked and any plant material that seems unsightly. This will help your plant focus their energy on producing food more efficiently.

Pollinating Plants

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Planting some colorful flowers such as Marigolds, Pentas, Poppies, and Autumn Sage will increase your yield by keeping pollinators happy and coming back for more in your garden.

Fertilize

Last but not least, be sure to fertilize your garden! This step is crucial. Our desert soil is very barren, so once those roots soak up all the good stuff, it's time to add some extra food, so they are getting the nutrients they need to grow strong.

Click here to see all the fertilizer products we have to offer for all landscapes.

Moon Valley Nurseries has everything to get you started today.

Here at Moon Valley Nurseries, we have everything you need to get started on your flavorful family adventure. From the perfect starter plants to the premium organic soil and fertilizer, to the friendly and knowledgeable nursery professionals happy to help you grow, we've got you covered!

Topics: Design

Picking the Perfect Tree

Posted by Richard Wright on 9/10/2019

Does this sound like you when you bought your new home?

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“We finished unpacking the house and set up everything the way we want it to be. We had painted the house already inside and out. Now that we finished the inside, it was time to start on the outside. Our yard was looking pretty rough. It was one issue we had upon purchasing the house. Can you help us?”

The story above is something we hear every single day. Doctors, lawyers, and, even the barista at Starbucks need trees for their house. They might want to remodel an existing yard or create the backyard they have always wanted. You can probably relate to this exact scenario. If you are, what is the next step?

How to Pick the Perfect Trees and Plants

You have probably mentally prepared for this visit because you have been researching for weeks! You’ve spent time reading all the articles you can find online about the trees you want in your yard. You have driven all over your neighborhood and talked to your community members, asking every question you can think of about the trees you like that they have.

The next thing you do is drive over to Moon Valley Nurseries. Once you get out of your car, your jaw will drop from the large size and vast amount of trees and plants on the property.

Once you come to the nursery, you will be greeted and helped by one of the nursery professionals who will walk you around the property to see the trees you are interested in for your project. Even when you think you know what you want, it can be overwhelming. Which do you pick? How do you know they are the best option? Keep reading to learn some tips from a Moon Valley Nurseries professional!

5 things to Ask Yourself When Picking Trees

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When you are planning your new yard and choosing trees, think about the five questions below to make sure you pick the best tree for your yard, your situation, and your taste.

Do you want a tree which will be taller first or wider first? 

The trees which will be taller first will probably have a branching structure that goes higher more than wide, while a wider tree will be the opposite, having branches looking wider instead of taller. 

How does the branching structure look?

 Some trees and plant material grow dense from a very young age while others take more time to create a fuller canopy or branch structure.

How does the canopy look?

 The canopy should have a healthy green, or whatever color the leaves are supposed to be. Look for trees with full canopies as well. The fuller canopies usually can be an indicator that the root ball is further developed so that it is pushing out more consistent healthy growth. 

Do I understand the maintenance that this tree will require?

Trees require nutrition and “haircuts” just like people. Be sure you understand the maintenance that goes into the type of trees you are considering. If this is an issue, our nursery pros can help you find better alternatives for you.

Does this tree complete the look I want?

The tree you are looking at, does it finish everything you want? If you want shade for your home, make sure the tree will grow big enough, and the canopy will grow thick enough to create the shade you need. 

If you want to add color, make sure you choose a tree that will bloom in the right seasons. Some trees bloom for a few weeks and some bloom off and on all year!

Moon Valley Nurseries cares about its customers and spends the time to show it in every tree and plant in the nursery. They employ professionals who are well trained and have a deep passion for making sure that you have the perfect trees for your yard, and we make it a point to pick the healthiest trees. Click here to find the location near you.

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Topics: landscape tips

The Importance of Amending Your Soil

Posted by Brad Howard on 9/10/2019

Topics: Planting

September Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 9/6/2019

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September is the month where lots of things start to change. The kids are settling into school after a fun summer, football parties are starting up, and the weather is starting to change for the better!

We are finally starting to come out of the hot summer and into cooler fall. As much as we are excited for cooler temperatures (and getting to wear your favorite sweatshirt again), our landscape is even more excited!

Fall is the Best Planting Season

Fall is the time when our trees and plants can efficiently establish themselves in their new environment. With the changing of the season, there are a few things we need to remember so that our landscapes and gardens can thrive.

Arizona Homeowners: While the weather is going to be cooling down, there is still a good chance that the heat might come back for a few more days. Be mindful of the temperatures and adjust accordingly for your yard.

Watering Your Landscape

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With the cooler nights and days, it’s important to change our watering routine again. For fall, we need to water less often than we do during the hot summer. Typically, once our daytime temperatures reach 85-100 degrees, we move away from our summer watering schedule.

Multiple factors play into how much you need to water. Those factors include the type of tree or plant and the planting location. If you would like more help, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our nursery pros at your nearest Moon Valley Nursery location.

Watering Your Lawn

Now’s a great time to help cut the amount of water we use by reducing the frequency that we water our lawns. With cooler weather, our lawns will retain more moisture longer, cutting back on our usage. So, we need to cut back on the frequency of watering, not the actual amount used when watering.

Check out our watering guide to see what we recommend for your region and your trees.

Fertilizing Your Trees and Plants

Fertilizing your trees, palms, and other plants will help them grow to their full potential through the fall and recover from any heat stress they may have endured over the summer. Now is the perfect time to give additional help with the growing process. Fertilizers allow trees and plants to intake more nutrients and water, along with making nutrients more readily available.

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Moon Valley Nurseries has a line of custom-developed fertilizers, such as Moon Juice pictured above, that can be used on a variety of landscape materials including turf, grass, palms, desert trees, shade trees, and so much more. 

Click here to see our Moon Valley Nurseries custom fertilizers and use what the experts use!

Tree Care

This is the beginning of the season where you will start to see your trees grow more than you have the last few months.

Trim off the dead or damaged branches so that new growth has room to bloom. Proper tree care is vital for strong growth in this fall season. Were the monsoons rough on your landscape? No need to worry. Our professional tree care team is here to help. They can remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Let us clean up your landscape!

Click here to learn more about Tree Care in the Phoenix region.

Trees to Plant in the Fall

Tipu Tree

tipu-15The Tipu is an excellent tree in any landscape, especially when you want to create massive canopies of shade quickly. Whether it is to cool your home, shade a patio, or protect the other plants in your yard, the Tipu tree is the perfect fit.

It also requires little maintenance as it does extremely well in different types of soil and drought-like conditions. Because of its toughness, it has quickly become a favorite in many areas for public parks and walkways, which helps save money on maintenance while creating a more livable neighborhood.

This is also one of the best waterwise trees to use for xeriscaping and low-water homes due to its ability to withstand drought.

Ficus Indian Laurel Tree

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The Ficus Indian Laurel is a beautiful dense shade tree that looks stunning and can be used in your landscape in many ways. It doesn’t hurt that this tree comes in multiple aesthetics such as single trunk, multi-trunk, and column form (perfect for hedges!).

This tried and true tree has shown its ability to thrive in the harsh conditions in Arizona. Because of its durability, beauty, and mass amounts of shade it provides, the Indian Laurel has become the top-selling tree at Moon Valley Nurseries.

Click here to learn why the Ficus Indian Laurel is one of the best options to create a perfect, thick hedge around your property.

Piru Queen Palm Tree

PiruSpecially grown in our Arizona and Southern California farms, the Piru Queen palm is unlike any other Queen palms. Our Piru Queen palms feature thicker and harder trunks, denser and greener fronds, and produce fuller crowns than the ones you will find in other nurseries.

Our Piru Queen Palms can handle hot summers, cold winters, and windy days. The palm is supported by a rounded trunk, which makes it an ideal palm option for tight or narrow spaces around your pool. It does require overhead space as the palm grows to statuesque heights.

Moon Valley Nurseries Landscape Design

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Visit any our Moon Valley Nurseries location and get a FREE in-store consultation for your project. Our nursery experts will guide you through the design process and walk you around the nursery to see the best trees for your needs. Once you pick out your trees and schedule a delivery date, we do the rest! Schedule a consultation here.

Interested in our finance options? Click here to learn more about flexible financing options.

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Click here to learn about our FREE in-store landscape consultations. Our design consultations are as easy as 1-2-3.

Click here to learn more about growing and harvesting fruit trees in Arizona.

Click here to learn what to expect when you come in for your free consultation.

 

Topics: Monthly Tips

Gummosis in The Arizona Summer

Posted by Sal Bracale on 9/3/2019

One common disease that occurs in Arizona, especially during the summer, when we experience extreme heat for a few weeks, is called Gummosis.

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What is Gummosis?

Gummosis is the formation of patches of a sticky, gummy substance that form on trees. It occurs when tree sap comes from a wound from the trunk or damage on the tree.

In the summer months, many customers prune their trees, which can do some damage to the trees if not properly clipped or if the tools are not entirely disinfected from previous uses. Improper care can lead to tree wounds that allow Gummosis to appear.

The majority of the customers that visit the nursery with concerns of Gummosis are usually asking about specific trees. The trees affected tend to be fruit, citrus, and mesquite trees that have already recently suffered from damage, such as bugs, disease, or severe pruning.

 
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Treating Gummosis in your Trees

The proper way to treat this first and for most is to remove any areas that look infected. So that you don't destroy or damage your tree any further, make sure you use disinfected tools for this process.

The next step is to use a systemic Fungicide, which is available at any Moon Valley Nurseries location and typically comes in a liquid form. Apply that to the tree to help with the Gummosis disease.

You want the tree to recover rapidly for aesthetics reasons as well as for the health of your tree. We strongly recommend that you began a routine care program using Super Charged Moon Juice monthly and also using Moon Dust to fertilize the tree.

These two are a winning combination when you are trying to bring your plants back to perfect health.

Think Your Trees Might have Gummosis?

If you believe that you see this problem in your yard, make sure you call, or even better yet, visit your local Moon Valley Nurseries.

Please bring pictures or samples so we can help correctly identify what is wrong with your tree and help you get your tree on the path to recovery!

Topics: landscape tips

Learn more about Gall Disease in Arizona

Posted by Sal Bracale on 9/3/2019

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One of the popular topics we get asked about at the nursery is plant diseases that could be a problem for our area. One that specific disease that can show up in Arizona is something called 'Gall.' 

Which Plants and Trees does Gall infect?

Gall is most common on plants, such as oleanders or trees such as some ash varieties. It is sometimes found on oak trees but not often. Mainly, it's caused by a bacterium that's most commonly spread by the use of landscape tools that have not been cleaned properly in between uses. 

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The signs that your plant material might be struggling with Gall disease are pretty noticeable. If your trees or plants are infected, you will see a large knot that looks a ball growing on a stem. (pictured)

How Did My Plants get Gall?

Often, Gall is brought on by landscapers who don't do a professional job and don't understand how to care for their tools or equipment properly. Make sure you hire a true professional when you have them come out to your house and take care of the significant investment you made on your property.

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When you see this problem in your trees or plants, the only way to get rid of the disease to remedy the infection entirely is to remove the branch that has visual damage. If you notice that your plants or trees are showing signs of Gall, it is time to start trimming!

All you need are properly disinfected tools to remove the branches that show the visual damage of Gall. Once you remove the infected area from the stem below the area that's been affected, you should be good to go! Be sure to monitor your plants afterward for a few days for any signs of Gall returning. 

Always disinfect your Landscaping TOOLS

The easiest way to disinfect your tools is to mix half water and half bleach into a bucket. While trimming your branches, dip your yard tools into the bucket after each clip of your plants. We recommend dipping after each use so that the infection doesn't spread. Once you are done trimming your plants, immediately treat your tools and disinfect them again before you put them away.

Future Plant Care 

Make sure that you start the process of a proper care plan for those plants. Get them back to health using products like our custom-blended Moon Juice and Moon Dust help your plants recover faster.

 Talk to a Nursery Expert Today

If you think you see some damage on your plant, come into any Moon Valley Nurseries location and see a nursery professional who can give you the proper advice for your yard.

 

Topics: landscape tips

Enjoy These Tasty Drinks on Labor Day Weekend (Recipes Included!)

Posted by Jessica Downs on 8/30/2019

Labor Day weekend is here! This is a time to gather your friends and family, enjoy conversations and laughter, and eat delicious foods in your backyard. BBQ is a big deal this weekend, and so is entertaining. Whether you are hosting the celebrations or going to a friend’s place, having a winning recipe is crucial!

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Use Ingredients from Moon Valley Nurseries

We are lucky to be living in a region that allows different varieties of fruit and citrus trees to grow and produce delicious fruits. Growing your own food has many benefits. The fruit you harvest will be healthier and cheaper than anything you purchase in grocery stores.

Growing and harvesting fruit is also a rewarding family experience, and everybody can participate from watering, fertilizing, picking fruit, and prepping the food!

Whether you prefer lemon, orange, grapefruit, fig, lime, peach, or something else, talk to our nursery professionals near you to see which tree varieties do best in your home.

Below are some delicious drinks you can try out this Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy them by the pool, while you’re grilling, or while you watch your favorite team play.

Let us know which your favorite drink is!

Drinks for the Adults (alcoholic)

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Limoncello Sangria Cocktail

This cocktail recipe adds a different twist to the traditional sangria that you usually drink!  It has a lighter taste with a super refreshing blast of citrus. To make this drink, you will need to buy Limoncello or make your own. To make up to seven cups of Limoncello, you will need ten lemons.

Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail

Be sure to offer your guests a classic cocktail that is sure to be a popular choice this weekend. The Classic Gin Fizz will be a hit! All you need is some fresh-squeezed lemon juice, gin, club soda, and sugar. It only takes minutes to make, which leaves you with more time to spend time with family.

Spicy Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail

For those who love to kick it up a notch, the Spicy Grapefruit Margarita will do the job. This cocktail gets its spice from the slice of jalapeno that is stirred into the drink. This margarita tastes best with fresh lime and grapefruit juice mixed with the tequila of your choice and some delicious agave nectar.

Drinks for Keto

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Vodka Mojito Cocktail

This low-carb and sugar-free drink is perfect and straightforward. If you don’t like mint, then this might not be your drink (look below for another Keto option). If you LOVE mint, then you are in luck! This drink is made with fresh mint, fresh lime juice, and your favorite vodka and is the perfect addition to a casual day by the pool.

Sex on the Beach Cocktail

It can be hard to find keto recipes, especially alcoholic drink recipes, but they do exist, and the Sex on the Beach cocktail is one of the most delicious drinks that fit into the keto diet. It is packed with tropical flavor, including cranberry, peach, and lime.

Drinks for the Kids

Old-Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

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Lemonade is one of the easiest drinks to make, and kids love to get involved with the process. This is the ideal drink for a three-day weekend that kids and parents can enjoy together. The best cup of lemonade is always made with freshly squeezed lemons.

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For something a little different than the old-fashioned recipe, make some pink lemonade! At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow a citrus variety known as the Variegated Pink Lemon. This lemon tree stays pretty small and grows delicious pink lemons that will make your mouth water! 

Plant a Lemon tree in your yard today and always be ready for the best glass of lemonade.

Topics: Community

Planning a New Landscape This Fall?

Posted by Jessica Downs on 8/30/2019

Arizona Weather in the Fall

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The fall season is the prime time to start prepping and planning for any new trees and shrubs you have wanted to include in your landscape. The weather is getting more comfortable every day for you to start enjoying the outdoors more, starting with your yard!

Fall Creates Great Planting Conditions

Temperatures in Arizona are Cooling Down

As we enter September, the temperatures are going to start steadily dropping to create the perfect mixture of sunlight and heat for newly planted trees and other plant material.

With less sun and heat shining down on them, your new trees won’t require as much water as they have been needing the last few months. Trees planted in the next two-three months can significantly benefit from the colder weather.

Arizona Soil will Stay Warm through Fall

While the temperatures are getting lower by the day, the ground is still warm from the consistent, hot days over the last few months. That heat buildup makes the perfect environment for newly transplanted trees to have the most successful root growth.

The warm soil also decreases the chances of transplant shock to the plant. When planting and while the root continues to establish, we recommend using our custom Super Charged Moon Juice monthly for added supplementation.

Plan Now for the Perfect Spring Landscape

Planting in the fall also guarantees that the roots will have the most time to establish into the soil and be ready to start focusing on top growth once spring arrives.

Adding plants in the fall also makes for a more enjoyable time for you now that the mosquitos are going away, so come into a nursery and find the trees that are perfect for your yard. Our nursery professionals recommended a few trees below that they love showing to customers right now. At our nurseries, there are thousands of varieties of trees and plants to choose for your yard.

Start Designing Your Yard for Fall Planting

Arizona Ash

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The Arizona Ash is a fast-growing deciduous tree that offers striking, smooth, bright green leaves. This tree grows out and can cover a good portion of your yard with shade due to its spreading canopy. Native to Arizona and other southwestern states, this tree loves the sun and our regional climates.

This ash variety is cold-hardy and heat-resistant, so it is ideal for planting in Phoenix, Tucson, and even up to Northern Arizona. Because it’s a deciduous tree and the leaves drop by late fall/early winter, it will help keep your home warm in the winter!

Tipu

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The semi-evergreen Tipu tree is  one of our most popular selections in the southwest region for its fast growth and attractive stunning yellow flowers that bloom through the summer months.

It only takes a couple of years for the Tipu tree to reach peak maturity height. That rapid growth means that it will quickly grow a large canopy of shade for your home, patio, or any areas of your landscape that would benefit from shade.

Planting a Tipu tree is also a fantastic way to guard other smaller plants in your yard from the hotter, longer days in the summer. This tree doesn’t require substantial upkeep, and it thrives nicely in different kinds of soil and drought-like conditions.

Live Oak

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The Live Oak tree is a clean evergreen shade tree with dense dark green foliage that can add plenty of shade over your yard. It features stiff limbs for attaching a tire swing, building a treehouse, or climbing for hours of fun. This hardy oak tolerates windy conditions and drought, too.

While the Live Oak is known as the “mighty oak of the South,” it looks right at home in Arizona. This oak is one of those trees that can create lifelong memories. We recommend getting a specimen Live Oak to get the best benefits of this tree from day one!

Free In-store Design Consults at all Moon Valley Nurseries Locations

When you come to Moon Valley Nurseries, you receive the VIP service from the moment you enter our nursery. Our experts can handle every part of your landscaping project, whether you need to add shrubs to your home or remodel an entire commercial property!

Our most popular service offered is our FREE in-store consultations. One of our nursery experts works with you to figure out the best design for your home or property. All you need to do is visit us or schedule a consultation with your nearest landscape designer.

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Click here to learn more about our design consultation and what to expect when you work with Moon Valley Nurseries.

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Topics: Fall Tips

Get Excited for Fall Planting at Moon Valley Nurseries

Posted by LP Oviedo on 8/28/2019

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Between the fall color and cooler weather right around the corner, there isn't a better time to be living in Arizona. Benefiting from shade during our extreme summers is a must if you want to survive the Arizona heat. 

In the Phoenix region, some schools have even suspended recess and outside lunches until the weather cools down. With better tree placement, there would be no need for this limitation on our kids.

Enjoying our exterior spaces starts with planting the perfect trees at the perfect time. I personally love the fact that my kids come home full of energy from sitting all day in class. I usually send them outside to run around and burn some of that adrenaline off before starting homework.

Fortunately for me, about three years ago, I planted a couple of the exclusive Evergreen Ash trees that Moon Valley Nursery grows. They have grown into huge trees in such a short period, and it provides shade for my kids to enjoy all day. They don't have to wait until the late evening to go out and aren't restricted from enjoying themselves any time of the day.  

Why is fall planting the best time to plant in Arizona?  

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No matter what type of trees you choose to plant, there are enormous benefits to planting in the fall. From palms to evergreens, from deciduous to shade trees, they all appreciate having 8-10 months of cool weather to adapt and gain their optimal health before 115 degrees comes back.

Planting Trees Saves You Money

Trees use less water in colder months, saving huge on the pocketbook. Some yards will take several hundred gallons of water to saturate root balls during the summer months entirely. Planting in the fall will give trees time to acclimate to their new situations before summer and will allow for less water to be needed during the summer. So not only helping save money now but for the future as well.  

Extra Time with Kids Back in School

While working in the nursery, I get to meet so many people from all over the valley. I cannot believe how many parents were just waiting for their kids to start school so they could come in with their extra free time to get their project done. With our design app available we are getting a lot of families their dream yards designed, scheduled, and planted. Simply bring in some photos of your yard on a phone or tablet and we will make the rest happen. So, while the little ones are in school, come get your dream yard.  

Beat The Snowbirds Before They Get to Phoenix

We all love what the snowbirds do for our economy here in Arizona but we all know that about that by the third week of November our freeways will be backed up and our contractors will be scheduled weeks out in advance. Not only are we able to get you in before they arrive, but you will be beating them to the best planting time possible. All of our Arizona grown trees and plants will be flowering beautifully in your yard by the time they are pulling up in their RV's!!! 

 

Topics: Fall Tips, Shade Trees

Bringing The Tropics to Your Backyard

Posted by Ryan Newton on 8/28/2019

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Here at moon valley nurseries, one of the most popular designs we get asked to create is a tropical backyard. Whether you just put a pool in or love palm trees, we love to do them. Let's face it, we live in the desert, and we want to feel like we are on the beach.

The best way to ensure the success of the plants, as well as a tropical look, is to create a small micro climate by layering taller plants in the back and go lower in front. Taller ones will shade the smaller, more fragile plants.

Palms for Your Tropical Yard

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One of the best tropical/ sub-tropical plants we use in these designs would start with our Moon Valley Exclusive Piru Queen palm. Grown in a very similar climate like Arizona, the Piru Queen palm is grown to withstand the heat, wind, and sun of Arizona.

We love to pair the Piru Queen palms with our Pygmy palms. Our Pygmy Palms are grown to be acclimated to the Arizona heat as well give you a very tropical look without taking up much room.

Sago palms (pictured) can also be used as a small accent palm when strategically placed. Even though they are small, they make a statement.

If we have some room to work with, we love to add our Canary Island Date palm. They are drought-tolerant palms that really add a "wow" factor to any design.

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Tropical Plants

We surround all the palms with plants such as hibiscus, coral fountain grass, tropical birds of paradise, making it feel like Hawaii even when its 120 degrees.

We finish it off with some lush ground cover such as lantana, wedelia or myroporum.

 

Complete the Tropical Design

You cap that off with some up-lighting, and you are on your way to an island oasis all created with your vision. Moon Valley Nurseries also gives you fundamental watering and fertilizing instructions to help ensure the success of those palms.

We are here from start to finish, and even after, to make the process is simple and easy for you. Moon Valley Nurseries sets you up for success with how we have grown our palms in the desert. When it comes to bringing the tropics to your backyard, go to the Moon!

Topics: Design, Palms