Planning for a New Landscape in The Fall?

Planning for a New Landscape in The Fall?

By Jessica Downs on August, 30 2019
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Southern Nevada Weather in the Fall


The fall season is the prime time to start prepping and planning for any new trees and shrubs you have wanted to include in your landscape. The weather is getting more comfortable every day for you to start enjoying the outdoors more, starting with your yard!

Fall Creates Great Planting Conditions

Temperatures in Southern Nevada are Going Down

As we enter September, the temperatures are going to start steadily dropping to create the perfect mixture of sunlight and heat for newly planted trees and other plant material.

With less sun and heat shining down on them, your new trees won’t require as much water as they have been needing the last few months. Trees planted in the next two-three months can significantly benefit from the colder weather.

Las Vegas Soil will Stay Warm through Fall

While the temperatures are getting lower by the day, the ground is still warm from the consistent, hot days over the last few months. That heat buildup makes the perfect environment for newly transplanted trees to have the most successful root growth.

The warm soil also decreases the chances of transplant shock to the plant. When planting and while the root continues to establish, we recommend using our custom Super Charged Moon Juice monthly for added supplementation.

Plan Now for the Perfect Spring Landscape

Planting in the fall also guarantees that the roots will have the most time to establish into the soil and be ready to start focusing on top growth once spring arrives.

Adding plants in the fall also makes for a more enjoyable time for you now that the mosquitos are going away, so come into a nursery and find the trees that are perfect for your yard. Our nursery professionals recommended a few trees below that they love showing to customers right now. At our nurseries, there are thousands of varieties of trees and plants to choose for your yard.

Start Designing Your Yard for Fall Planting



The semi-evergreen Tipu tree is one of our most popular selections in the southwest region for its fast growth and attractive yellow flowers that bloom through the summer months.

It only takes a couple of years for the Tipu tree to reach peak maturity height. That rapid growth means that it will quickly grow a large canopy of shade for your home, patio, or any areas of your landscape that would benefit from shade.

Planting a Tipu tree is also a fantastic way to guard other smaller plants in your yard from the hotter, longer days in the summer. This tree does not require substantial upkeep, and it thrives nicely in different kinds of soil and drought-like conditions.

Fruitless Olive

Fruitless Olive

The Fruitless Olive is a certified fruitless variety and disease-free tree. It has grown it’s entire life in hot and dry desert climates. The Fruitless Olive can grow to be medium-sized trees, so they are the perfect fit for any landscape!

This evergreen can grow with a wide-spreading canopy so that it is also ideal as a shade tree or often used as a silhouette against structures. The Fruitless Olive tree can tolerate a variety of soils, including poor, stony, shallow soils.

We like to plant this tree in rows and groups, or in locations where it is sure to add plenty of year-round interest. It also has an impressive multi-trunk structure that makes them an excellent choice for exhibition by landscape lighting, where they add drama and curb appeal to any yard!

Live Oak

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The Live Oak tree is a clean evergreen shade tree with dense dark green foliage that can add plenty of shade over your yard. It features stiff limbs for attaching a tire swing, building a treehouse, or climbing for hours of fun. This hardy oak tolerates windy conditions and drought, too.

While the Live Oak is known as the “mighty oak of the South,” it looks right at home in Southern Nevada. This oak is one of those trees that can create lifelong memories. We recommend getting a specimen Live Oak to get the best benefits of this tree from day one!

Free In-store Design Consults at all Moon Valley Nurseries Locations

When you come to Moon Valley Nurseries, you receive the VIP service from the very beginning. Our nursery experts can handle every part of your landscaping project!

Our most popular service is our FREE in-store consultations where one of our nursery experts work with you to figure out the best design for your home or property.

All you need to do is visit us or schedule a consultation with your nearest landscape designer. We do the rest!

More from Moon Valley Nurseries

Click here to learn more about our in-store landscape consultation process and what to expect when you work with Moon Valley Nurseries.

Click here to find out if xeriscaping is a good option for your yard. We have a large variety of low-water trees and plants ready for planting today.

Click here to learn about Moon Valley Nurseries farms growing the best trees across the Southwest. 

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