Get Outside with these 5 Late Spring Yard Projects

Get Outside with these 5 Late Spring Yard Projects

By Jessica Downs on May, 17 2019
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Homeowners know that owning a home means that there is always something to do! Sometimes those projects are not fun, like replacing gutters or upgrading the washer and dryer, and sometimes they are, like upgrading your television sound system.

Just like the rest of the house, projects outside can range all over the “FUN ‘O’ METER”, but it doesn’t make any of them less important than the others.

We put together a list of five projects for you to think about this time of year to increase your landscapes overall health, such as fertilizing and watering properly. We also have some awesome suggestions for how to upgrade parts of your yard, such as planting some of our favorite trees, adding privacy, and much more!

Our favorite part about all these project suggestions is that they all get you outside and running around! The weather is perfect for you to get some sun and fresh air while improving your yard.

Let’s start with one of our favorite things to do at Moon Valley Nurseries – Planting!

There is still plenty of time to plant Moon Valley trees

It is essential to take care of what you have in your existing yard, but it is also fun to start thinking about new trees that you can add to your existing yard. We love helping our customers figure out the best trees and plants that fit into their yard AND make it better. Right now, we have some favorites that we cannot stop talking about to our customers that come visit us.

magnolia dd blanchard nevada

Magnolias, such as the Magnolia D.D. Blanchard, are the perfect evergreen tree. Not only do they have beautiful, dark foliage that offers a generous amount of shade all year long, but they bloom gorgeous white flowers. They bloom from early summer (blooming now!) through the fall, making this the perfect time to plant all Magnolia varieties. (pictured above)

Our Pomegranate trees are one of the easiest fruit trees to grow! They bear fruit from September to February but can vary slightly, depending on the weather. They stay small and can be used as accent points in your yard.

Add some privacy to your home


We all want to be able to fully enjoy our homes, and that includes our yards! One way to transform your yard and create privacy between you and your neighbors is to block unwanted views with trees and hedges.

You can build a fence or make your existing fence taller, but none of those ideas sound as fun, or pretty, as building a “living wall”!

Stop by any of our 3 locations in Las Vegas and see all our hedge material that can add all the privacy you need for your home.

Do a quick check-up on your yard

Continue to fertilize your landscape

To keep your yard as healthy as it can be, you should focus on important things such as fertilizing and proper water irrigation. These areas are the foundation to your healthy yard, so we want to make sure you know the benefits of our top products.

Right now, Moon Valley Nurseries is currently offering a deal on ALL fertilizer products. Find out how much you can save on the products that are best for your yard below.

 4 for $119 Fertilizer Coupon


Supercharged Moon Juice

Supercharged Moon Juice increases nutrient uptake, promotes new growth, helps improve fertilizer efficiency, and enhances the ability to ward off disease for your plants and trees. Supercharged Moon Juice also contains the three most essential micro-nutrients required by nearly every tree and plant - Iron, Manganese, and Zinc.

Moon Dust

Moon Dust provides vital nutrients to your plants like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. These are essential elements in the perfect horticultural ratio that will benefit all the trees and plants in your landscape.

Moon Royale

Moon Royale has a super concentrated formula that lasts long, and we like to use it for greening up all types of lawns quickly. Easily apply this turf fertilizer to your lawn using either a drop or broadcast type fertilizer spreader. For best results, apply every four to six weeks!

Check your watering system

This is a piece of advice that should always be mentioned! The transition between early spring and into the summer happens during a wide temperature range, so it is important to check your irrigation system.

Make sure that your automatic sprinklers are working without issue. If you see any problems, such as a broken sprinkler head, fix them now before they become a headache!

Also, be sure to keep adjusting your water schedule, so your plants and lawn continue getting the right amount of water. Going into the summer, it’s good to get into a routine of checking your landscape weekly to see if adjustments are needed.


Now for the fun projects to upgrade your home!

Add a desert-style twist to your backyard

Not only is a desert-style landscape beautiful, but it is also a water-wise solution for your yard and home! We love helping design desert landscapes for our clients because we always surprise them with how versatile the desert plants can be, such as trees that bloom in mesmerizing colors or trees that grow with unique trunk structures.


Our Museum Palo Verde is a very fast growing water-wise hybrid version of the classic Palo Verde varieties. This Moon Valley hybrid resulted in a fuller, vibrant yellow flower display with brighter green, thornless trunks than other Palo Verde varieties. (pictured above)

The Desert Willow tree handles extreme temperature ranges and produces exotic-looking blooms from around May to September. Named because of its resemblance to Willows, this drought-tolerant and water-wise tree performs well in any desert landscape in Las Vegas.

The Vitex tree is a smaller-sized desert tree with long gray-green leaves and summer blooms of long blueish-purple flowers. This beautiful deciduous tree is typically grown as a multi-trunk. The turning and twisting trunks give it a unique statuesque appearance under the bright flowering canopy.

Update Your front yard with new pottery and plants

The front yard can sometimes be overlooked by homeowners when they consider adding small upgrades to their home. Since you are probably spending more time in the privacy and tranquility of your backyard, you might not be paying enough attention to the front of your home. After all, your front yard is the first impression.

The front yard is an integral part of your home that would benefit from some type of focal point such as an ornamental tree or large flowering bushes.

Our nursery professionals especially love seeing eye-catching plant material in front yards, especially when they are planted in eye-catching pottery or containers. Some of our favorite designs often incorporate plants and trees planted in pottery of every size!

Potted plants and small trees can be used as a unique way to create a barrier around your yard or to create a dramatic entrance into your home as they line up your driveway or entryway.

AZ yellow bells

Some of our favorite plants for potting and adding color to your outdoor space are our Arizona Yellow Bells (pictured above) and all the varieties of rose bushes that we carry in Las Vegas!

Learn more about our pottery and current deals here.





Not only do we have the best trees on Earth, we can deliver them to your home and plant them for you too. We offer every service that you might need when designing a new yard or redesigning an existing landscape, whether its two trees or 200, Moon Valley Nurseries has you covered!

Make sure to ask us about free planting when you stop by your nearest location.

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