Any yard or landscape can benefit from having some color thrown in to it somewhere. An accent plant (or many!) will get the attention of anybody who sets their eyes on it. If you choose the right plant or tree, you might even catch the attention of some pollen and nectar loving insects that will be happy to enjoy your yard with you!
The new growing season is upon us! We are finally starting to come out of the hot summer weather and into fall. We will greatly appreciate the cooler weather and our landscapes will, too. Fall is the time when our trees and plants can effectively establish themselves into their environment. With the changing of the season, there are a few things we need to remember so that our landscapes and gardens can thrive.
Labor Day weekend is here! This is a time to gather friends and family, enjoy conversations and laughter, and eat delicious foods in our backyards. BBQ is a big deal this weekend, and so is entertaining. Whether you are hosting the big get-together or going to a friend’s place, having a winning recipe is key. Well, we are here to help. Previously, we have posted a few recipes that are sure to be a hit – Lime Focused, Refreshing Cocktails, and BBQ Essentials. Since you are already planning to serve up some yummy dishes, why not join our Labor Day Weekend Contest! The winner of the contest will be awarded a $100 gift card. To enter, simply do the following:
Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees
Want to add a stunning focal point to your landscape? Or, perhaps, you want to bring a little bit of that tropical vacation feeling to your home. Palm trees are a staple in southern California and the perfect choice for adding value to your home as well as creating a beautiful view. Palm trees are iconic with their spectacular silhouettes and they radiate star power. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we custom grow our palms to thrive in our local California area – meaning they are the best you can find. Below are our top five palms that are perfect for any SoCal landscape.
This summer has been a hot one and we are all looking forwards to cooler days. But right now, your trees and plants need help recovering from the summer. After consistent high temperatures, our landscapes need a little extra loving and care. But how can we help our yards recover? We have asked our nursery pros and have compiled their top three ways to help our landscapes recover from the summer.
The perfect yard starts with the perfect plan. Let’s think about this for a second. No one wants to have an ugly or inadequate landscape. It makes your home, your most valued possession, look bad; it certainly won’t help you with home value and forget about curb appeal! So, let’s go back to that first statement again – the perfect yard starts with the perfect plan!
We all know the importance of landscaping around our homes; it increases property value and brings a personal touch to each home. But what about landscaping around your pool? It is just as beneficial. Not only does it add more property value, it can also cool down the water within a pool by shade provided by trees and palms. And who doesn’t want their own personal oasis?
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Here come the heat waves! A trip to the coastline may bring some relief. However, a trip to the beach also means dealing with the busy crowds, and if you enter the water, you may have an unpleasant shark encounter. Well, a shark encounter is not too likely, but, trying to find a parking spot can be scary. Better yet, you can stay at home, have fun, and enjoy your landscape. Resting under some shade trees, such as a beautiful Tipu tree, and picnicking with family sounds like the perfect summertime experience. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the crowds!
Topics: landscape tips
It’s summertime in SoCal, time to enjoy the great outdoors! Of course, it is also a time when record-breaking temperatures may occur, and this can be a stressful time for trees and plants. Now that we are in the midst of the summer season, we are experiencing longer days and stronger sunlight. In the Inland Valleys, it is not unusual to have temperatures in the 90 to 100 degrees range. Even the coastal cities are feeling the heat. It’s true that this time of the year can be tough on the material in our landscape. Stress from heat can be tough on the health of humans, as well as trees and plants in our landscape.
Topics: knowledge base