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.
Are you feeling cooped up? Have a little more time on your hands and possibly looking to entertain your kids during COVID-19? With more parents stepping into the role of teacher, now is a great time to take teaching science into your backyard. Take a walk outside in your yard, enjoy the spring weather, get to know your plants and create your dream yard. If you do not know what plants are in your yard or how to care for them, right now is a great time to learn and teach your kids about how to grow plants. This is also a great time to redesign the landscape that you've inherited from the previous owner and educate yourself on how to care for the plants in your yard.
Learn Your Landscape
If you have some plants in your yard that you don’t know anything about there are a few ways to identify and learn how to care for them.
Option 1: Go to moonvalleynurseries.com you can explore by type of plant and other characteristics to identify your plant. Our nursery pros share their knowledge and tips on how to care for these here.
Option 2: Call, text, come into the store, or chat us. You can reach out to us and send us pictures or bring in samples and we can identify it and give you advice on care and watering.
Our goal is to educate you on every plant in the yard on proper maintenance, watering, trimming, and fertilizing. Feel free to reach out to use to get the best advice on everything plant related. You can also check out our downloadable watering basics and printable care guides.
Keep Your Yard Looking Great Right Now
Now is the BEST time to add more life into your landscape or completely transform it into the perfect staycation. It doesn’t take much to add curb appeal and increase home value when upgrading the landscape with a few colorful flowers or a hedge along the entire backyard wall!
We are ready to help you with any custom project and are available for FREE In-store design consultations and phone or online chat consultations. You can even create your design using Backyard Builder, our exclusive tool that we created to help you envision your dream yard. You can use it online or download the app for iOS or Android. Once you complete your design on Backyard Builder, you can send it right to our designers who will reach out to you and get your custom yard delivered and planted!
Our experts cover some fun projects to keep you busy AND build your custom yard. We even include some fun things for kids to help with so the whole family can get some clean, fresh air and spend quality time with each other while bringing more beauty to your home.
Projects to Transform Your Landscape
Add Palms and Bring the Tropics to You
Palm trees in your landscape instantly give that resort feeling just from their elegant look and the relaxing sound of the fronds in the wind that takes your straight to Hawaii. For a complete tropical feel, our nursery pros love planting different palm tree types. Date Palms and Canary Island Date Palms can create a large presence with their wide fronds. Sago Palm trees stay small and are great to plant around other palms to add more texture and greenery to the landscape.
Plant a Hedge and Gain Instant Privacy
To get the best R&R when you’re at home, you need the most privacy you can get! Fences can only be built so high and rarely block much, especially with two-story homes or neighbors that are just too close. Creating a hedge can fix that and bring you ultimate privacy. Ficus Columns and Carolina Cherry thrive in our region and stay green all year, blocking the neighbors and adding more beauty to the yard.
Projects to Boost your Yard’s Health
Keep the Lawn Green and Weed-Free
If you have a lawn, then its probably already been keeping you busy over the last few weeks! From weeds growing fast and the grass coming out of dormancy, the lawn could use a boost right about now. Add Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer to give your grass much-needed nutrients during spring. To help your soil reach its full potential, we recommend using our Landscape Soil Conditioner to break up tough soil for better water drainage.
Boost Tree and Plant Growth
Now is a great time to get outside and see how your trees and plants are doing since the weather has warmed up a bit, and the sun is staying out longer. With spring growth starting, you can maximize growth performance by applying our Moon Dust fertilizer and Super Charged Moon Juice to all your trees, palms, shrubs, and roses.
Fun Project for Kids and Adults
Add New Color into the Landscape
The quickest way to make an eye-catching change in your yard is to add new, bright colors. They can be planted along borders, in garden beds, or pots and containers. We love helping families pick out fresh flowers and roses to plant in their yard together, and there are so many varieties and colors to choose from at Moon Valley Nurseries. Add some Lantana, Hibiscus, or rose bushes for an assortment of different colors. Let the kids help you dig holes in the soil. After you add some Moon Juice and water in the hole, they can help you lower the plant in. Just like that, you have beautiful hues of blues, reds, yellows, and many other colors bursting out of your landscape.