Jessica Downs

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Spring Planting Season Starts Now!

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/22/19 8:00 AM

The 2019 spring season is now officially here, and the weather could not be more perfect! Most of you are probably enjoying going camping and hiking or hosting barbeques in the back yard this time of year. Since you have been spending more time outside, you may have been looking closely at your own yard and starting to think of ways to update the landscape.

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Topics: Spring, Planting

Spring Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/15/19 8:00 AM

We are only days away from entering the spring season (it officially starts March 20th). We have had rain consistently over the last few months and might still have more coming in the next few weeks. With all that previous rain and the sunny days coming out now, you might see that some parts of your landscape, if not all, are already starting to grow again.

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Topics: Spring

25 years of Moon Valley Nurseries and How We Got Started

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/8/19 8:00 AM

This year commemorates a significant milestone for Moon Valley. We have been growing trees, creating and rebuilding landscapes, and changing lives for 25 years!

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Topics: Insider

Popular Ways to Use Your Stone Fruit

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/8/19 8:00 AM

Benefits of Growing a Personal Fruit Garden

Backyard farming and gardening have become a popular hobby over the last decade. There are many reasons that could factor into the huge upward trend of growing our own food these days such as convenience and safety. With the constant concern about what is being used to grow our fruit at a commercial level, people have slowly been turning into their own grower.

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

March Landscape Tips for your Southern California Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/1/19 8:01 AM

Moon Valley Nurseries Yard To-Do List

It is kind of hard to believe that it is already March, especially since Southern California was just hit with rain and is probably going to be getting more! Despite what our surprise weather is doing, spring is just a few weeks away and warm days are, in fact, on the way. This is usually the time of the year where we recommend putting in a bit more effort toward your yard now. We are especially excited because the rain that dropped on our yards is an amazing bonus for helping our yards succeed sooner and stronger.

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Topics: landscape tips

Top Cold-Hardy Trees and Plants for Your Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/22/19 8:00 AM

While most places in the world cannot even think about planting anything until mid-late spring, Southern California is different. Our awesome weather gives us the opportunity to plant almost any time of the year. With the weather being colder this time of year, it’s important to make sure you are planting trees and plants that can handle that cold and still thrive. Moon Valley Nursery experts have put a list of the best hedges, shade trees, flowering trees, and palms to plant in late winter so keep reading to learn more!

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Topics: Winter Planting, Spring

LANDSCAPE PREP - FERTILIZERS FOR A HEALTHY YARD

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/15/19 8:00 AM

SPRING LANDSCAPING     

As much as it feels like the year has just barely begun, it is already halfway through February, which means the weather is getting warmer every day and the outdoors is calling your name. Now is the time of year to start taking a good look at your yard and check on how well your lawn, trees, and other plants are doing and if they need some extra help getting back to optimal health.  

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Topics: landscape tips, Products

MOON VALLEY TOP 3 FLOWERING TREES OF SPRING

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/8/19 8:00 AM

ADD COLOR TO YOUR YARD THIS SPRING

The sight of flowering trees in a yard can brighten up any neighborhood and add plenty of curb appeal. Flowering trees come in all sizes, fit in any landscape styles, create allure to your yard, and will most likely fill the air with a sweet fragrance during blooming season. Spring is here, and the colors are about to start changing all over the place - if they haven’t already!

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Topics: Flowering Trees

With February, Comes Roses

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/8/19 8:00 AM
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Topics: Monthly Tips, Roses

FEBRUARY LANDSCAPE & GARDEN TIPS

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/1/19 8:00 AM

The Month of Love….ing to Work on Your Yard

It is officially February, and if you have lived in Southern California long enough you should be familiar with the fact that spring is actually right around the corner. The last month brought us some cold temperatures, even a few freezing nights, but the days are getting warmer as the sun stays out a bit longer each day.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, landscape tips