March Landscape & Garden Tips 2024 - California

March Landscape & Garden Tips 2024 - California

By Terra Penn on March, 1 2024
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With March upon us and warmer days ahead, now is the prime time of year to ensure your trees and plants are set up to thrive, as everything in your landscape wants to  burst into growth and blooms! It's the perfect time of year to roll up your sleeves and invest some extra effort in your outdoor space. Rest assured, the rewards will be well worth it, with the promise of vibrant new plant life unfolding before your eyes!

Keep reading to learn a few tips and tricks your yard can benefit from these next few weeks. Between the rain we have had in the last couple of months and these landscape tips from our nursery pros, your yard will explode in new growth come this Spring!


Moon Valley Nurseries Planting Team


We were lucky to get a good amount of rain recently, and with the temperature warming up, now is the best time to plant new material in your landscape. The extra water enriches the soil, which allows for easier planting and creates a calmer transition with less stress on your plants. This will let your trees and shrubs grow accustomed to their new home and establish into the soil.




Super Charged Moon Juice™ and Moon Dust.


Fertilize and feed your landscape the necessary nutrients that give trees and shrubs a boost to help during the spring growing season. Moon Valley Nurseries has custom blends of fertilizer and nutrient products like Super Charged Moon Juice™ to maximize tree performance and health. March is also the time to start using Moon Dust monthly until October to make sure your landscape is healthy through the seasons.



Tree Pruning.


To help your trees mature faster and healthier during the growing period, trim them in the spring. Remove broken or damaged branches to promote better overall growth and tree health as well as shape the canopy for a full, beautiful umbrella of shade. After pruning, supplement with Super Charged Moon Juice™ to get that much-needed boost of micronutrients to the plant as it prepares to push new growth after the pruning cuts.



Weeding Exposed in Yard.


Hopefully, you aren’t seeing any weeds in your landscape yet but the warmer temperatures will give them an opportunity to grow rapidly. Avoid that problem altogether with a few helpful tips in our YouTube video, and apply pre-emergent to your yard today.

These products will keep them from even developing into a weed! If weeds have started to appear already, remove them as they show up, so they don’t spread more seeds. After you pull all the visible weeds around your home, using post-emergent products will help gain control of your yard again.



Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer.

Whether it’s visible yet or not, the transition in your lawn from winter to spring has started, and the little things you can do now will make a big difference (and save you lots of work and money later) in the long run. Below are some tips we put together to help keep your lawn looking great all spring!

  • As we mentioned earlier, preventing and removing weeds that you find in your lawn and landscape is the first step to bringing it back to perfect health.
  • Remove the thatch that lays on top of the lawn to help get water and nutrients deeper into the soil and grass.
  • Aerate your grass to loosen the soil for better water and nutrient intake, new grass growth, and allowing fertilizer to get all the way to the roots.
  • Apply lawn fertilizer, such as our Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer, to bring your dormant lawn back to life!
  • Water your lawn as needed for your yard. You might have to adjust the watering schedule a few times during spring as the temperatures continue to rise.



Manzanillo Olive Tree Planted In Landscape. MANZANILLO OLIVE

The Manzanillo Olive tree, renowned for its stunning evergreen presence, brings a hint of Mediterranean allure to every yard it graces. With its verdant foliage and elegant form, this tree transports you to the tranquil landscapes of Italy. 

Whether as a focal point or nestled within a verdant garden ensemble, the Manzanillo Olive tree emanates an ageless charm, infusing sophistication into any landscape arrangement. Its enduring beauty transcends trends, promising a timeless allure that enriches the ambiance of any outdoor space.


Majestic Ash Tree Row At Moon Valley Nurseries.MAJESTIC BEAUTY ASH

The Majestic Beauty Ash is a Moon Valley Nurseries Exclusive that we developed with the goal of creating the best ash tree variety for our area. Because we own all of our farms where we grow our trees and shrubs, our arborists have been able to develop a premium specimen that produces no seeds and is super easy to grow. It has a formal upright growth rate that allows it to be planted as a focal point or in a row if you're seeking additional privacy as well.

The unique, large, dark green foliage compliments the wide umbrella-like canopy with its dense growth. Minimal light will pass through this tree, which allows many of our homeowners to plant colorful partial-sun shrubs underneath the tree that will be protected from the sun.


Date Palms Planted In Beautiful Backyard. RESORT STYLE DATE PALM

Grown at our farms and acclimated to thrive in our region, the Resort-Style Date Palm is unlike other varieties. It features thicker and hardier trunks, more dense and greener fronds, and produce fuller crowns.

This palm can handle hot summers, cold winters, and windy days like a champ. These palms feature a tall, resort-style look, that makes them ideal to showcase in spaces you would like an upscale feel, or around your pool for a tropical atmosphere.


Row of Citrus Trees At Moon Valley Nurseries. CITRUS AND FRUIT TREES

Imagine hand-picking the sweetest and juiciest oranges, lemons, peaches, plums, apples, and more from the comfort of your own backyard! Thanks to our climate, we can grow fruit almost all year long, making growing your own orchard easy!

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we custom grow the best selection of citrus and fruit so that you are always going to get the best-tasting fruit for juicing, cooking, or eating whole! Quit going to the store to buy lemons, oranges, grapefruits, peaches, limes, tangerines, tangelos, kumquats, nectarines, apricots, plums, and figs. We have thousands of trees already at their fruit-producing age, so there is no need to wait to enjoy homegrown fruit anymore!



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!


To learn more incredible yard care advice, design tips, and tree knowledge, check out our library of articles! We have a massive catalog of entertaining and informative articles written by our experienced nursery professionals to help you succeed with all of your landscaping goals. 



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