Any yard or landscape can benefit from having some color thrown in to it somewhere. An accent plant (or many!) will get the attention of anybody who sets their eyes on it. If you choose the right plant or tree, you might even catch the attention of some pollen- and nectar-loving insects that will be happy to enjoy your yard with you!
Plant and Tree Care
The days are finally getting cooler with summer on its way out and fall just around the corner. The nice weather also makes it easier (and maybe even fun!) to start prepping the landscape in your yard and getting it to better health.
The fall growing season is upon us! Yay for new growth! We are finally starting to come out of the hot summer weather and into cooler fall weather. Fall is the time when our trees and plants can effectively establish themselves into their environment before winter hits. With the changing of the season, there are a few things we need to remember so that our landscapes and gardens can thrive. Here’s what our nursery pros say:
Labor Day weekend is here! This is a time to gather friends and family, enjoy conversations and laughter, and eat delicious foods in our backyards. BBQ is a big deal this weekend, and so is entertaining. Whether you are hosting the big get-together or going to a friend’s place, having a winning recipe is key. Well, we are here to help. Previously, we have posted a few recipes that are sure to be a hit – Lime Focused, Refreshing Cocktails, and BBQ Essentials. Since you are already planning to serve up some yummy dishes, why not join our Labor Day Weekend Contest! The winner of the contest will be awarded a $100 gift card. To enter, simply do the following:
Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees
This summer has been a hot one and we are all looking forward to cooler days and nights. But at this moment, your trees and plants need help recovering from the summer and help getting ready for fall! After consistently high temperatures, our landscapes need a little extra loving. But how can we help our yards recover? We have asked our nursery professionals and here are their top three ways to help our landscapes recover from the summer.
The perfect yard starts with the perfect plan. Let’s think about this for a second. No one wants to have an ugly or inadequate landscape. It makes your home, your most valued possession, look bad; it certainly won’t help you with home value and forget about curb appeal! So, let’s go back to that first statement again – the perfect yard starts with the perfect plan!
We all know about the benefits of landscaping around our homes but what about our pools? It is just as beneficial - especially for those of us in warmer climates. Not only will it create a personal escape, it can provide shade canopies which cool down the water. Refreshing!
We know how to survive the brutal Texas summer, do your trees and plants? Some trees, such as Live Oak, are survivors that can withstand extreme drought conditions and thrive with little or no care. Others may have a harder time dealing with the Houston weather. With the longest and hottest part of summer upon us, we can do some things to prepare our landscape.
Topics: landscape tips
Thank goodness for shade trees! Texas summers can be hard on the trees and plants in our landscape, so we want to be sure to take care of them so that they can provide relief from the sun. We’ll survive the next couple of months of longer days, more sun, and extreme heat. Will the trees and plants in our landscape survive? Luckily, Moon Valley Nurseries has developed a specialized blend that can protect your material from the stressors of the summer - it’s our Super Charged Moon Juice, and it’s amazing!
Topics: knowledge base