August Landscape and Garden Tips

August Landscape and Garden Tips

By Jessica Downs on August, 9 2019

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Nevada Landscape

Time is flying this year and the summer season is already coming to an end. Now that people are coming home from vacation, kids are going back to school, and everybody is falling back into their regular routine, it’s time to check on your yard! Follow the tips below and make sure your yard is looking great and ready for any last-minute pool parties or a family get-together.

Watering Tips

Nevada, but more specifically Southern Nevada, is officially in the middle of monsoon season. We have had enough rainstorms come through Nevada and the Las Vegas area that every day feels a bit more humid than usual this time of year.

The changes in temperature throughout the summer and the humidity pressure changing has probably made you have to adjust your sprinkler systems or general watering system once or twice already.

If you have turned off, or paused, your sprinkler system, be sure to examine your lawn, trees, and plant material. Resume your watering schedule as you have been through the summer months. Rainstorms may cause overwatering, and the heat may cause underwatering.

It is always good to take a stroll and check out how everything in your yard is doing during the summer. Routinely checking will also let you see changes sooner and allow you to fix issues before they get out of hand.

For more watering information and instructions for new and mature trees, click here.

Fertilizing Tips

Between the hot days and the tough storms, your lawn and landscapes could use some extra pampering and attention. This is exactly why we created, and love to use, our Super Charged Moon Juice.

moon juice

Super Charged Moon Juice is a custom blend that contains a one-of-a-kind liquid technology. Moon Juice works great for all trees and plants in your landscape by boosting growth from the root system and helping plant material recover quickly from seasonal stress.

If your landscape consists mostly of palms, ask about our Super Palm Juice that was made specifically for the needs of palm tree varieties. It contains the same custom liquid technology as our Moon Juice. Palm Juice also contains a full nutrient profile perfect for all palms and other tropical varieties. This fast-acting liquid gets nutrients to the palms quickly for immediate optimization.

Tree Trunk Protection

Young trees, especially citrus, need protection from the sun during the summer months, when the sun is hotter and out longer! You can protect the trunk of a new tree from sunburn with a coat of paint or with specific protective tree wrap.

Click here to watch a Moon Valley Nurseries expert demonstrate both options properly.

Mulching Tips

Adding mulch to your trees and plants is perhaps the easiest you can do right now to give them a little help through the heat. If done right, a layer of mulch can even add to the curb appeal of your yard. Adding a few inches of mulch can help keep your soil cool during the warmer summer months and warm during the cooler days. Mulch is available at any Moon Valley Nurseries location. 

August Landscape Design Tips

Piru Queen Palm

Piru queen palm in container at nursery

The Piru Queen Palms are specially grown at our Moon Valley Nursery farms so that we can ensure their quality is the best you will find anywhere! Our Queen Palms have thicker, harder trunks as well as greener palm fronds and fuller crowns for a look that is superior over other Queen Palms.

Our Piru Queen Palms will bring the feel of the tropics and resort living straight to your yard. Plant in your front yard for an attention-grabbing focal point and use nighttime lighting to bring the wow factor! Plant them by the pool, and every swim will feel like a vacation.

Shumard Oak

shumard oak

The Shumard Oak tree is a fast-growing species of oak that is very tough and long-living, so that it will be part of the family for generations! This tree is known for its traditional look with large dark green leaves that can grow up to eight inches long.

This oak tree is a medium-to-large size tree and grows into a canopy with a wide-spreading reach, which creates a large area of shade all around it. Sometimes known as the Shumard Red Oak, this classic tree will fit right into nearly all landscapes and can be the perfect focal point.

More Moon Valley Nurseries…

Click here to learn more about some of our favorite desert trees to plant and which ones are exclusive to Moon Valley Nurseries.

Click here to find out which hedges might be perfect for your home for ultimate privacy.

Click here to find out how Moon Valley Nurseries shade trees can cool your home down and decrease your summer bills.

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