October Landscape and Garden tips

October Landscape and Garden tips

By Paul Popoff on October, 7 2020
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Paul Popoff

Paul has been working with Moon Valley Nurseries nearly 20 years and is certified by the ALCA, SLM, ISA and more. His extensive knowledge and background in horticulture makes him an industry leader.


Improve Your Landscape This October

With fall comes many changes. The leaves begin to turn, the nights begin to cool, and thoughts of the holidays start to creep in. While this time of year can be hectic, especially with the state of the current events, Presidential Election in full swing, COVID-19 gripping the country, and other current affairs weigh heavily on our minds. One thing that we can count on as an escape is our landscape. Nothing clears the head like sitting in the serenity of your perfectly landscaped backyard. With everything going on in the world, let us not forget to take care of the one thing that brings us peace.

We’ve compiled a quick list of what you need to do this fall to keep your landscape looking great into next year. Have questions? Let us know if the comment section below.


Fall To Do List:


watering tree


With the cooler nighttime temperatures, now is the best time to check your watering system. We no longer need to water every day or, in some cases, even every other day. Depending on the type and age of the plant material in your landscape. If you are still running on your summer watering schedule, you will want to back it off a bit. The ground will not be drying out as quickly as it was in the summer heat, and the plants will not need as frequent watering. You can check our resources for the best guide for your plants here https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/water-listview/.




Time to Plant

Right now is the perfect time to plant everything! Planting now gives your new trees, plants, or palms the best chance of establishing strong root systems before next summer arrives. Planting citrus and fruit trees now will provide you with the best opportunity for fruit this coming spring. 



Sal Fertilizer


Fall is the best time to fertilize everything after the summer months. All your trees, palms, and plants could use the help, especially after the hot summer we’ve just experienced. We’ve custom formulated all of our fertilizers specifically for our region to help everything grow strong roots, flower better, and grow strong. We’ve put together a quick blog to help you understand which fertilizers work the best, click here to read more! Also, be sure to check out our YouTube Channel for quick videos on how to apply all of our fertilizers correctly.




Tree Care

After the summer, we’ve just experienced some areas hitting temperatures we haven’t seen before. Some of our trees and plants show a bit of stress. Now is the best time to trim off any dead or burnt branches from your landscape. It is important not to trim more than 1/3 of the tree or plant at any one time. Once you trim it is perfect time to add in your fertilize and especially Super Charged Moon Juice. This is like an energy drink for your plants, encouraging healthy root growth and helping them deal with the stress from the summer. 


Fall is the perfect time to take care of your landscape and get everything looking healthy and growing strong. Proper fertilization, trimming and the right watering will go a long way to making your landscape the perfect place to escape from the day to day and bring a bit of tranquility to your life. If you have questions or need more help, comment below and our expert nursery pros will be happy to help!

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