Top 3 Reasons to Plant Fast-Growing Trees

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/25/19 8:00 AM

1.    Shade

When planted around your home, trees can create a completely different environment than what you would have without them. Not only do trees around your home add massive shade to parts of your landscape, they can make the temperature drop and give you a cooler experience than your neighbor just right across the street. They can even keep the interior of your home cooler, which means less strain on your A/C unit.

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January Tips to Care for Your Roses

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/22/19 9:34 AM

What a Lovely Thing a Rose is...

...And with the weather changing yet again, it is time to see how well our roses survived the winter and help them get back to prime shape for the fullest blooms in 2019! At Moon Valley Nurseries, we support our roses-loving community in California and make sure to always have the best, and most variety of, roses. Now is the time to start getting ready to plant new roses and getting your existing roses ready to start producing in abundance any time now!

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Topics: landscape tips, Roses

How to Prevent Soil Erosion in Your Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/18/19 8:00 AM

Understanding Soil Erosion

There are many great reasons to start planning out designs and picking out trees and plants to add to your yard, like adding curb appeal, creating a kid-friendly yard, or turning a piece of your yard into a relaxing garden. Unfortunately, due to our severe weather like storms, small earthquakes, and wild fires over the last few years, Southern Californians are forced to plan for soil erosion.  

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Topics: Industry Expert, knowledge base

Top 5 Trees and Palms of Winter

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/11/19 8:00 AM

Get a New Yard with New Trees for the New Year

We love planting trees all year long, no matter what time of the year it might be! It doesn’t hurt that we live in an amazing part of the country that lets us plant and care for our landscapes, even in the winter months! Along with the great weather, we also grow our own trees and palm trees, so we get to pamper them from the moment we plant the seedling on our farm to the day we plant the tree in your yard. Our trees and palms are always at optimal health and ready to be planted even during the colder months (“colder” for Cali). Below is a list of what we consider the best cold-hardy trees to plant during the winter season. Check it out….

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Topics: Winter Planting

Jump into the New Year with a New Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/4/19 8:00 AM

New Year, New Yard

Starting a new year is amazing and comes with all the possibilities of what it can bring for you, your family, your friends, and even your yard. We love to start out the new year ready to help you reach your landscaping goals for this year. You might want to completely re-design your yard to entertain more, to let kids and pets run around, or to have a quiet relaxing space for yourself. Whatever your reasons may be, we are here for you!

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Topics: Design

January Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/4/19 8:00 AM

Make any Landscaping or Gardening Resolutions?

If you’re thinking that you want to be outside more and try new things with your yard, you have come to the right place. We love hearing about new projects, seeing finished yard installations, and helping create designs for our customers that last them a lifetime.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips

Top 10 Most-Asked Questions about Hedges

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/28/18 8:00 AM

Why would I want hedges for my yard?

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Topics: Design, hedges

3 Things to Do for Your Yard in 2019

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/21/18 8:00 AM

A new year brings so many new ideas, new plans, new goals, new everything! With the end of the year just around the corner, I’m sure most of us are starting to come up with those new year’s resolutions for the next year already. I bet some of the Type A personalities might even have their new goals already planned out on paper and are ready to get started.  

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Topics: Winter Landscape Tips, Winter Planting, Design

Moon Valley’s Top 5 Absolute Evergreen Hedges

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/14/18 8:00 AM

Bring in the New Year with a new Hedge!

Hedges are such an amazing plant that can be added in any landscape and make it look 10 times better, no matter how great it was before the hedges came along! There are multiple reasons that you might decide to add a hedge to your yard or add to your existing hedges.

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Topics: Winter Planting, hedges

The Perfect Yard Starts with the Perfect Hedge

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/7/18 8:00 AM

FALL HEDGE OVER HEELS WITH YOUR NEW YARD

Hedges are great additions to your yard and useful for a number of reasons! They help reduce noise from roads, nearby parks, and loud neighbors. They block the view of two story homes around you. They also make incredible wind barriers and some of the larger ones can offer several feet of thick shade for your yard. Outside of their amazing practical uses, they also make classic looking property borders and impressive entryways when planted to lead up to your front door.

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Topics: Winter Planting, hedges