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August Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 8/9/19 10:00 AM

Keep Your Landscape Healthy

california landscape

Time is flying this year and the summer season is already coming to an end. Now that people are coming home from vacation, kids are going back to school, and everybody is falling back into their regular routine, it’s time to check on your yard! Follow the tips below and make sure your yard is looking great and ready for any last-minute pool parties or family get-togethers.

Watering Tips

With summer winding down, our temperatures are also getting cooler, which is a nice break from the July heat that came through California. Because July was much warmer than previous months, this a good time to check on all your plant material in your yard and your lawn to see if they might be dealing with potential heat stress or overall damage. If you spot any signs of this, please read “Fertilizing Tips” below to see what you can do for a speedy recovery.

If you had to adjust your watering schedule for July, be sure to adjust it again as the temperatures will be cooling down this month and may not need as much water.

For more watering information and instructions for new and mature trees, click here.

Fertilizing Tips

palm juice fertilizer bottle

Between the hot days and the tough storms, your lawn and landscapes could use some extra pampering and attention. This is exactly why we created, and love to use, our Super Charged Moon Juice.

Super Charged Moon Juice is a custom blend that contains a one-of-a-kind liquid technology. Moon Juice works great for all trees and plants in your landscape by boosting growth from the root system and helping plant material recover quickly from seasonal stress.

If your landscape consists mostly of palms, ask about our Super Palm Juice that was made specifically for the needs of palm tree varieties. It contains the same custom liquid technology as our Moon Juice. Palm Juice also contains a full nutrient profile perfect for all palms and other tropical varieties. This fast-acting liquid gets nutrients to the palms quickly for immediate optimization.

Tree Trunk Protection

Young trees, especially citrus, need protection from the sun during the summer months, when the sun is hotter and out longer! You can protect the trunk of a new tree from sunburn with a coat of paint or with specific protective tree wrap.

Click here to watch a Moon Valley Nurseries expert demonstrate both options properly.

Mulching Tips

Adding mulch to your trees and plants is perhaps the easiest thing you can do right now to give them a little help through the heat. If done right, a layer of mulch can even add to the curb appeal of your yard. Adding a few inches of mulch can help keep your soil cool during the warmer summer months and warm during the cooler days. Mulch is available at any Moon Valley Nurseries location. 

August Landscape Design Tips

Crape Myrtle

crape myrtles in containers at nursery

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer many varieties of Crape Myrtle trees that come in a single-trunk or multi-trunk form. The Crape Myrtle trees grown at Moon Valley Nurseries are superior thanks to mildew resistance, which you will not find anywhere else outside of our nursery.

In addition, the Crape Myrtle's foliage will turn a showy bright orange during the fall season. The flowers bloom throughout the entire summer with color options from red, white, purple, and pink ready to fill your yard.


tipu in landscape public park

The Tipu tree is one of the most popular trees we offer at Moon Valley Nurseries. Tipus are fast-growing trees that have an upright growth pattern creating large shaded area to the surrounding landscape or home.

These trees are also drought-tolerant, once established. They can handle even the hottest summer days. It produces a unique show of golden blooms from late spring and into early summer that contrasts beautifully with its feathery green foliage. If you are looking for shade, color, and a tree that needs minimal assistance to flourish, the Tipu is your tree!

More Moon Valley Nurseries…

Click here to learn more about one of our favorite and best-selling palms, The Piru Queen palm.

Click here to find out why Indian Laurel hedges create the ultimate privacy hedge for celebs and for you!

Click here to learn more about where our trees are grown and cared for. There might be a farm right by you!