How to Keep Your Trees and Plants Looking Amazing in the Summer

How to Keep Your Trees and Plants Looking Amazing in the Summer

By Felipe Benavides on July, 26 2018
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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

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It’s summertime in California, a great time to enjoy the great outdoors! Now that we are in the midst of the summer season, we are experiencing longer days as well as stronger sunlight. It is not unusual to see temperatures in the 90 to 100 degrees range. Even the coastal cities are feeling the heat. Stress from heat can be just as hard on our landscapes as it is on us. With a few simple tips and tricks from our nursery pros, you can ensure your trees and plants look healthy all summer long!

Super Charged Moon Juice tree food for sale at Moon Valley NurseriesNo one likes to do chores in the middle of the day when the heat is most prevalent. So, much like we do when we water the trees in our landscape, we will want to fertilize our trees and plants early in the morning. The early morning hours are the best time to fertilize because it reduces any possibility of burning your plants. Always read the label on the package to apply your fertilizer correctly.

With the intense heat wave we are experiencing right now in Southern California, you may have noticed that your trees and plants are showing signs of stress. Our Super Charged Moon Juice can come to the rescue! This exclusive nutrient supplement is easy to use and will give you results in no time at all! It is not a typical fertilizer, but rather a formula designed to alleviate trees and plants during times of stress and help them recover quickly. This allows you to support your landscape in the heat without any worries of possible burning from a nitrogen-based fertilizer. 

When to Use Moon Juice:

  • Immediately after new transplanting
  • Immediately after signs of heat stress
  • Immediately after freeze or wind damage
  • Immediately after any other stressful event


Why Moon Juice is Beneficial to Plants and Trees in the Summer and All Year Long!

There are many great reasons to use fertilizers or nutrients such as our Super Charged Moon Juice. These products can ensure that the trees and plants in your landscape are healthy and protected from the stress of heat all summer long. When it’s hot outside, the soil is deficient in the three most important micronutrients that are essential to every tree and plant: Iron, Manganese, and Zinc.

Tropical backyard designMoon Juice contains these three most important micronutrients, with added thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1). This specialized formula has beneficial effects on new plantings and established trees and plants by promoting root hair growth and increased nutrient uptake. 

Besides having the three most essential nutrients, Moon Juice is formulated with proprietary Furst® liquid technology. This formula also includes a blend of organic enzymes and amino acids. These organic enzymes and amino acids can stimulate the growth signals within the plant and enhance its ability to ward off pests and disease. During this time of the year, it is an essential way to help trees and plants recover from the stresses caused by heat waves.

A major bonus of Moon Juice is that it is extremely easy to use. Just mix with water and apply it to the root area. The easy-to-follow instructions ensure that you apply the correct amount, which can vary by the size and type of plant. Once you have applied any fertilizers or nutrients, always remember to water your trees and plants thoroughly.


Use Fertilizer for Your Lawn

Water conservation and summertime weather can take their toll on our lawns too. Apply fertilizers to encourage healthy new growth that is resistant to heat stress. You never want to over-fertilize, so follow the instructions on your chosen grass and turf fertilizer. You can find our custom-blended turf fertilizer, Moon Royale, at any Moon Valley Nurseries location. For best results, remember to fertilize early in the morning or in the evening to avoid the heat of the day.


Don’t Forget to Add Mulch

placing mulch around plants - Moon Valley Nurseries planting crewApplying mulch is an excellent way to care for your trees and plants this summer, due to the many benefits that mulching provides.

For one, it helps keep the soil cool and reduces surface evaporation. Reducing surface evaporation is important because it greatly increases the soil's ability to retain moisture, therefore cutting down on the amount of watering you need for your landscape. Mulch also breaks down over time, and as it does, it provides nutrients to the soil and helps prevent the onset of weed growth. 

Sure, it’s hot outside, but don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying a thriving landscape. Keep your shade trees, flowering trees, palms, and hedges happy with our Super Charged Moon Juice! You can purchase this and all our beneficial fertilizer products at your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location. We have everything you need for a beautiful yard during every season!


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