Planning a New Landscape This Fall?

Planning a New Landscape This Fall?

By Jessica Downs on August, 30 2019
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Arizona 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 Arizona are Cooling 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.

Arizona 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

Arizona Ash

AZ ash

The Arizona Ash is a fast-growing deciduous tree that offers striking, smooth, bright green leaves. This tree grows out and can cover a good portion of your yard with shade due to its spreading canopy. Native to Arizona and other southwestern states, this tree loves the sun and our regional climates.

This ash variety is cold-hardy and heat-resistant, so it is ideal for planting in Phoenix, Tucson, and even up to Northern Arizona. Because it’s a deciduous tree and the leaves drop by late fall/early winter, it will help keep your home warm in the winter!



The semi-evergreen Tipu tree is  one of our most popular selections in the southwest region for its fast growth and attractive stunning 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 doesn’t require substantial upkeep, and it thrives nicely in different kinds of soil and drought-like conditions.

Live Oak


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 Arizona. 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 moment you enter our nursery. Our experts can handle every part of your landscaping project, whether you need to add shrubs to your home or remodel an entire commercial property!

Our most popular service offered is our FREE in-store consultations. One of our nursery experts works 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.

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