March Landscape Tips for your Southern California Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/1/19 8:01 AM

Moon Valley Nurseries Yard To-Do List

It is kind of hard to believe that it is already March, especially since Southern California was just hit with rain and is probably going to be getting more! Despite what our surprise weather is doing, spring is just a few weeks away and warm days are, in fact, on the way. This is usually the time of the year where we recommend putting in a bit more effort toward your yard now. We are especially excited because the rain that dropped on our yards is an amazing bonus for helping our yards succeed sooner and stronger.

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Topics: landscape tips

LANDSCAPE PREP - FERTILIZERS FOR A HEALTHY YARD

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/15/19 8:00 AM

SPRING LANDSCAPING     

As much as it feels like the year has just barely begun, it is already halfway through February, which means the weather is getting warmer every day and the outdoors is calling your name. Now is the time of year to start taking a good look at your yard and check on how well your lawn, trees, and other plants are doing and if they need some extra help getting back to optimal health.  

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Topics: landscape tips, Products

FEBRUARY LANDSCAPE & GARDEN TIPS

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/1/19 8:00 AM

The Month of Love….ing to Work on Your Yard

It is officially February, and if you have lived in Southern California long enough you should be familiar with the fact that spring is actually right around the corner. The last month brought us some cold temperatures, even a few freezing nights, but the days are getting warmer as the sun stays out a bit longer each day.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, landscape tips

Using Pre-Emergents to Control Weeds in Your Yard

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

Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicides

Pre-emergent herbicide works by putting a chemical barrier down, in granular or liquid form, over the top of the soil. This will stop the weeds from germinating above the soil line. To reduce the number of weeds or eliminate them completely, a pre-emergent should be applied at least twice a year. We recommend applying in the beginning of spring and fall.

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Topics: landscape tips, Products

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

Best Privacy Hedges to Plant in Fall

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/26/18 9:35 AM

Build Your Private Oasis Before It’s Too Late

Hedges are one of the best ways to add value to your home and create a classic look to your landscape. With so many options to choose from, it gives you the opportunity to decide between a formal or informal look that could vary in height, size, color, and shape!

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Topics: landscape tips, Fall Tips

Best Fruit Trees to Plant Now (And Care Tips)

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/19/18 8:00 AM

Get Planting Now for tasty Fruit in Your Yard

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Topics: landscape tips, knowledge base

The Trees of Fall

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/12/18 8:14 AM

the planting season is here! 

The fall season is the best time to plant trees in the Southern California area. Planting trees at the right time means that they are more likely to not only survive but thrive. Thriving, beautiful big trees is what we all want so that you get the most value from your landscaping choices. After all, planting trees will add value to your home. Planting in autumn lets your trees focus on getting their root system established, which decreases the chance of transplant shock and allows them to be strong for the next growing season. This way, the root systems can grow before the hot weather returns.

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Topics: landscape tips, knowledge base

September landscape and garden tips

Posted by Arica Harrison on 9/7/18 10:19 AM

The new growing season is upon us! We are finally starting to come out of the hot summer weather and into fall. We will greatly appreciate the cooler weather and our landscapes will, too. Fall is the time when our trees and plants can effectively establish themselves into their environment. With the changing of the season, there are a few things we need to remember so that our landscapes and gardens can thrive.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, landscape tips

Top 3 Ways to Recover from Summer

Posted by Arica Harrison on 8/24/18 7:45 AM

This summer has been a hot one and we are all looking forwards to cooler days. But right now, your trees and plants need help recovering from the summer. After consistent high temperatures, our landscapes need a little extra loving and care. But how can we help our yards recover? We have asked our nursery pros and have compiled their top three ways to help our landscapes recover from the summer.

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Topics: Insider, Expert, landscape tips