November landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 11/1/19 9:00 AM

Best November Landscape Tips for Texas

November is here, and that means we get to spend more time outside with family and friends and enjoy the weather right in our own backyard! Not only can you smell fall in the air, but you can also smell more cookouts and fire pits being turned on all over the neighborhood!

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Topics: landscape tips

Get your Yard Prepped for the Holidays

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/25/19 9:00 AM

Tackle Your Last-minute Landscape Issues

The holidays are getting closer, which can be very exciting and very scary at the same time. While the dinners, decorations, and family visitors are the fun parts of the holiday, the prep can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be – we can help!

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Topics: Winter Landscape Tips, Planting

Tackle Your Landscaping Issues [Blocking Noise and Unsightly Areas]

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/18/19 3:25 PM

Take Back Control of Your Surroundings

The best part about owning a house is that it’s yours, and you can make changes, add new things, and re-invent it to be your perfect home. In part 1 of “Tackle Your Landscaping Issues,” we focused on trees and plant suggestions for adding privacy and creating landscape designs for your new home. This time we are focusing more on blocking out noise and unsightly views in your front and back yards. While this can be a new homeowner issue, it also applies to older homeowners!

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Topics: landscape tips

5 Evergreen Trees for Front Yard Privacy

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/17/19 3:54 PM

Benefits of Planting Evergreen Trees in Your Front Yard

  • Add instant curb appeal to your home and neighborhood.
  • Blocks viewpoints from neighbors or street traffic and unwanted views.
  • Increase the value of your home tremendously.
  • Creates a natural sound barrier – ideal for properties near busy streets.
  • Enhances the architectural design of your landscape.
  • Adds shade to your yard and can help cool down your home during the summer.

You can sense it when it feels like you’re on display in your personal outdoor space. It’s a feeling that can make it a little harder to relax and enjoy your front yard. With the right evergreens, you can create a personal fortress that feels peaceful, and most of all, private.

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Topics: landscape tips

3 Palms To Plant for a Fall Paradise

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/11/19 9:00 AM

Fall Palm Planting

Fall is here, and the conditions are perfect for planting palms in your yard. The weather is nice again, and the soil is warm, which means your newly planted palms will have more time to establish a strong, healthy root system.

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Topics: Palms

Tackle Your Landscaping Issues [New Homes and Needed Privacy]

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/10/19 3:12 PM

Design a New Yard with the Privacy You Need

New Home in Need of New Yard

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Topics: Design, Planting

October Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/4/19 9:00 AM


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Topics: landscape tips

From Our Farms to Your Yard

Posted by John Pavlik on 9/27/19 4:00 PM

Why the Best Trees on Earth Come from the Moon!

Since the beginning back in 1995, Moon Valley Nurseries has always been about passion for trees, palms, plants and more! Owner Les Blake started our nursery because he was instilled with this passion from his early days planting orchard trees alongside his father and even granddad, for whom he’s named. He became enthralled with seeing how trees can transform landscapes, provide shade and fruit, or simply bring a tranquil environment to homeowners. With a lot of grit, a ton of resolve and not much money, he took his love of the business and started Moon Valley Nurseries.

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Why Fall Is The Best Time To Plant!

Posted by Kyle Shipp on 9/24/19 8:13 AM

Fall Planting Is Here!

As the rest of the country gets ready for a long cold winter, we get to start enjoying some of our most beautiful, mildest weather of the year. Now that summer is fading into the background weather conditions become ideal for trees and plants to establish their new roots and gather sunlight to create optimum growth. Since the long summer has just ended and our soil doesn’t freeze through, planting trees now gives them the absolute maximum amount of time to get growing and establish a strong root system before the next summer arrives!

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Topics: Fall Tips

Five Trees for Fall Colors in Texas

Posted by Jessica Downs on 9/20/19 9:32 AM

Design a Festive Landscape

The fall season is coming up quick in Texas. With local schools being back in session for a few weeks now, and football season already starting, it feels like fall already!  The change in the weather is also helping us feel the season change. It's getting colder and more beautiful outside, and now we can enjoy it again. Soon enough, our landscapes will be changing and transitioning into fall and showing off some spectacular fall colors along the process.

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Topics: landscape tips