Jessica Downs

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Spring Planting Season Starts Now!

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/22/19 8:00 AM

The 2019 spring season is now officially here, and the weather could not be more perfect! Most of you are probably enjoying some camping and hiking or having barbeques in the back yard this time of year. Since you have been spending more time outside, you may have been looking closely at your own yard and starting to think of ways to update the landscape.

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Topics: Spring, Planting

Spring Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/15/19 8:00 AM

We are only days away from entering the spring season (it officially starts March 20th). For Las Vegas, our spring season is even looking to match up with the rest of the country’s schedule! We have had rain, AND snow, consistently over the last few months. With all that previous rain and the sunny days showing up now, you might see that some parts of your landscape, if not all, are already starting to grow again.

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25 years of Moon Valley Nurseries and How We Got Started

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/8/19 8:00 AM

This year commemorates a significant milestone for Moon Valley. We have been growing trees, creating and rebuilding landscapes, and changing lives for 25 years!

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Topics: Insider

Popular Ways to Use Your Stone Fruit

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/8/19 8:00 AM

Benefits of Growing a Personal Fruit Garden

Backyard farming and gardening have become a popular hobby over the last decade. There are many reasons that could factor into the huge upward trend of growing our own food these days such as convenience and safety. With the constant concern about what is being used to grow our fruit at a commercial level, people have slowly been turning into their own grower.

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

March Landscape Tips for your Las Vegas Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 3/1/19 8:00 AM

Moon Valley Nurseries Yard To-Do List

It is kind of hard to believe that it is already March, especially since Las Vegas was just hit with lots of rain AND snow! Despite what our surprise weather thinks, 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 and (now melted) snow that dropped on our yards are an amazing bonus for helping our yards succeed sooner and stronger.

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Topics: landscape tips

Top Cold-Hardy Trees and Plants for Your Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/22/19 8:00 AM

While most places in the world cannot even think about planting anything until mid-late spring, Las Vegas is quite different. Our awesome weather gives us the opportunity to plant almost any time of the year. With the weather being colder this time of year, it’s important to make sure you are planting trees and plants that can handle that cold and still thrive. Moon Valley Nursery experts have put a list of the best hedges, shade trees, flowering trees, and palms to plant in late winter so keep reading to learn more!

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Topics: Winter Planting, Spring

How to Care for Frost-Damaged Trees

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/22/19 8:00 AM

Frost-Damaged Tree Care Instructional Video

Watch our newest video on how to care for frost-damaged tree and other great tips to care for your trees in February/March to make sure they are at their healthiest once spring is in full swing! 

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Topics: Products, Tree Care

Moon Valley Nurseries Tree Services in Nevada

Posted by Jessica Downs on 2/22/19 8:00 AM

Moon Valley Nurseries is proud of all our trees we have to offer our customers because we grow almost every tree from a seedling on one of our many tree farms. As the grower, we get to take the best care of our trees in every way. From day 1, our trees are spoiled with care including customized watering and fertilizing schedules, proper sun exposure, and additional supplements to keep them in top shape before we sent them out to nurseries.

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Topics: Tree Care


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


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


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


The sight of flowering trees in a yard can brighten up any neighborhood and add plenty of curb appeal. Flowering trees come in all sizes, fit in any landscape styles, create allure to your yard, and will most likely fill the air with a sweet fragrance during blooming season. Spring is here, and the colors are about to start changing all over the place - if they haven’t already!

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Topics: Flowering Trees