November Landscape & Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 11/9/18 8:00 AM

Get your Yard Ready for the Winter Holiday Season

This is the time of year when the weather is finally beginning to change in Texas and shifting into winter. Some trees are starting to change colors as they adjust to the cooler winter temperatures and others are pushing out new growth all over the place! One of the most overlooked practices this time of year by homeowners is watering and fertilizing. Maybe because of the cool weather and lower temperatures, you think less effort is needed but these are the perfect conditions to care for your yard. The November weather creates an environment that allows for the most efficient root growth (and foliage growth, depending on what type of plant you have in your yard). The weather changing also means that you must update your watering schedule to match those changes.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, knowledge base

Top 4 Premium Oaks in Texas

Posted by Jessica Downs on 11/2/18 8:00 AM

The Mighty Oak Trees Straight Out of Texas

In Texas, we love our oak trees! Whether we are climbing them or finding some desperately-needed relief, under their large canopy, from the intense summer sun. At Glen Flora Farms, we have been custom-growing our very own premium oak trees, such as Mexican Oak, Bur Oak, Live Oak, and Shumard Oak for over three decades. Obviously, oak trees are a favorite for anybody from Texas and we make sure to provide the best quality oak trees for them!

Moon Valley Premium Oak Trees – The Perfected Oaks

Why settle for just any oak tree when you can have the best one being grown just for you. At Glen Flora Farms, we offer container-grown trees, which eliminates root damage when transplanting to their new home. On top of that, our oak trees are pruned perfectly by our container-growing nursery specialists. This makes sure that you get the healthiest oak tree possible.

Oak trees love to grow in our Texas climate – they like warm, humid weather. They prefer to grow in a location with full sun exposure, which is at least six hours of direct sunlight. Give an oak tree enough room to breathe and grow, and they will easily change your entire landscape. If you decide on planting other plants around an oak tree, we offer a variety of plants and shrubs that can complement and highlight any of our oak trees. We recommend laying two to three inches of mulch around the base of the oak tree to keep it from drying out and planting some colorful small shrubs or ground cover near the base and under the canopy.

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Topics: knowledge base, Expert

Best Privacy Hedges to Plant in Fall

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/26/18 9:36 AM

Build Your Private Sanctuary Just in Time for the Holidays

Hedges are one of the best ways to add value to your home and create a classic look to your landscape. With so many options to choose from, it gives you the opportunity to decide between a formal or informal look that could vary in height, size, color, and shape!

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Topics: Fall Tips, landscape tips

Best Fruit Trees to Plant Now (And Care Tips)

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/19/18 8:00 AM

plant Now for tasty Fruit Right in Your Yard

If you couldn’t tell, we love the fall season! Not only is it finally cool enough to enjoy the weather in Texas, but it’s the best time of year to plant new trees and shrubs in your yard. Some of the best trees we love planting right now are fruit trees. These trees can grow beautiful fragrant flowers, create great summer shade, and bring you tasty fruit right in your yard!

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Topics: landscape tips, knowledge base, Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

The Trees of Fall

Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/12/18 8:15 AM

time to start planting for the fall!

The fall season is here, school is back in session, football is back on Sundays, and excuses for working out in the yard are out the window! It's getting cooler and nature is quickly turning lavish in a variety of colors! Many of our trees at Moon Valley Nurseries have the stunning fall reds, purples, yellows, and oranges that we have come to love this time of year. Not only is this the best time to add some fall color to your yard but the cooler weather is an excellent time to plant (for you and your plants!).

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Topics: knowledge base, landscape tips


Posted by Jessica Downs on 10/5/18 8:00 AM

tips for Lawn Care and Plant Care 

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Topics: knowledge base, Monthly Tips

3 Reasons to Plant Trees in the Fall

Posted by Jessica Downs on 9/28/18 8:00 AM

The fall season is the best time to start prepping and planning for new additions you have been wanting to include into your landscape. The weather is finally perfect for you to be enjoying the outdoors again. It also gives you plenty of time for your transplants to be ready for next year.

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Topics: knowledge base, Monthly Tips

Top 5 fall flowering trees and plants

Posted by Jessica Downs on 9/21/18 8:21 AM

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!

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Topics: Flowering Trees, Expert

Fall Landscape Prep Guide

Posted by Jessica Downs on 9/13/18 9:22 AM

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.

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Topics: knowledge base, Expert

September landscape and garden tips

Posted by Arica Harrison on 9/7/18 10:21 AM

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:

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Topics: landscape tips, Monthly Tips