Luke Kalawsky has a passion for all things trees, plants, and landscape design. He has designed numerous landscapes as the head designer in the Surprise, Arizona region until he became a manager of our Central Phoenix Nursery. He now dedicates his knowledge, expertise, and creative capabilities to help the masses discover how to design, plant, and maintain their landscapes with his writings.
With February officially here and 2021 in full swing, there is no better time than now to start getting your landscape ready for spring growth. This is also the beginning of another excellent planting season for new additions to your yard or a reimagination of your landscape. Taking care of your yard now with weeding, pruning, and fertilizing will ensure a healthy and full landscape for the rest of the year. Take a look at our list of tips and tasks to refresh your landscape this month.
- Plant new trees in your landscape. Planting during this advantageous season allows your trees and plants to focus solely on developing a healthy root system in your yard.
- Check and adjust your watering needs. In the winter, cooler temperatures and less sunlight allow the soil to stay moist for a more extended period, so watering schedules can be stretched out to only a couple days a week.
- Keep weeding your yard. We recommend prohibiting weed growth in your yard before it is even an issue by using pre-emergents now to keep your yard free of weeds into spring and summer.
Plant New Trees in Your Landscape
Planting during the first few months of the year present several advantages. Many trees and plants take some time during the colder months to focus on their root growth by molting or dropping their leaves and going dormant. Planting during this period of time allows your trees and plants to focus solely on developing a healthy root system in your yard. Additionally, this gives your new greenery maximum time to grow during the spring and summer growth seasons. Use this month to talk to our nursery pros and landscape designers to put together a plan for your new trees and plants or landscape redesign.
Check & Adjust Your Watering Needs
In the winter, cooler temperatures and less sunlight allow the soil to stay moist for a more extended period, so watering schedules can be stretched out to only a couple days a week. Now that the sun is beginning to stay out longer, your soil may dry out faster. This means you will need to update your watering schedule, feel free to consult one of our nursery pros and check our watering guides to ensure the trees, palms, and plants in your landscape are getting the perfect amount of water.
Nursery Pro Tip: Check the soil up to 3 inches deep. If it is dry, then it is time to water.
Keep Weeding Your Yard
With grass and plants starting to come back to life, it also means that weeds are going to start popping up. The sooner you can handle any weed infestation, the better. As weeds grow, they drop more seeds that will turn into their own weeds within days. We recommend prohibiting weed growth in your yard before it is even an issue. Using pre-emergents now will keep your yard free of weeds. Preventing weeds from showing up is essential so that you aren't spending the next few months pulling weeds and, instead, relaxing in your beautiful yard.
Moon Valley Nurseries is your one-stop shop for all your landscape needs. From your first step into any of our nurseries, you will be able to choose from our massive selection of thousands of the highest quality trees, palms, and plants. Our free planting from our expert planting crews will ensure your trees are set for success the first day they are in your yard and for many years to come! Our nursery pros and landscape design experts have decades worth of experience to assist you in bringing the best trees on earth straight to your home!