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August Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 8/9/19 10:00 AM

Keep Your Landscape Healthy

TX Landscape

Time is flying this year and the summer season is already coming to an end. Now that people are coming home from vacation, kids are going back to school, and everybody is falling back into their regular routine, it’s time to check on your yard! Follow the tips below and make sure your yard is looking great and ready for any last-minute pool parties or family get-togethers.

Watering Tips

The changes in temperature throughout the summer, random rain showers, and the high humidity pressure has probably caused you to have to adjust your sprinkler systems, or general watering system, once or twice already.

If you have turned off, or paused, your sprinkler system, be sure to examine your lawn, trees, and plant material. Resume your watering schedule as you have been through the summer months. During more rainfall, monitor your landscape in case of potential instances of overwatering of any plant material.

For more watering information and instructions for new and mature trees, click here.

Fertilizing Tips

Between the hot days and the tough storms, your lawn and landscapes could use some extra pampering and attention. This is exactly why we created, and love to use, our Super Charged Moon Juice.

moon juice

Super Charged Moon Juice is a custom blend that contains a one-of-a-kind liquid technology. Moon Juice works great for all trees and plants in your landscape by boosting growth from the root system and helping plant material recover quickly from seasonal stress.

If your landscape consists mostly of palms, ask about out Super Palm Juice that was made specifically for the needs of palm tree varieties. It contains the same custom liquid technology as our Moon Juice. Palm Juice also contains a full nutrient profile perfect for all palms and other tropical varieties. This fast-acting liquid gets nutrients to the palms quickly for immediate optimization.

Tree Trunk Protection

Young trees need protection from the sun during the summer months, when the sun is hotter and out longer! You can protect the trunk of a new tree from sunburn with a coat of paint or with specific protective tree wrap.

Click here to watch a Moon Valley Nurseries expert demonstrate both options properly.

Mulching Tips

Adding mulch to your trees and plants is perhaps the easiest you can do right now to give them a little help through the heat. If done right, a layer of mulch can even add to the curb appeal of your yard. Adding a few inches of mulch can help keep your soil cool during the warmer summer months and warm during the cooler days. Mulch is available at any Moon Valley Nurseries location. 

August Landscape Design Tips



The Oleander is such a versatile plant material to add to your landscape. Oleanders can be used as large shrubs, adding depth and color to bland areas, or planted in rows to create a colorful hedge that adds privacy to your property.

The Oleander is also a very tough variety as they are drought-tolerant and can adapt to many kinds of soils. They thrive in full sun and their dazzling display of blooms appear around late spring and can last through the fall months.

Fruit Trees

Moon Valley Nurseries sells low-chill variety stone fruit trees that have good fruit production in our climate. Below are some of our recommended stone fruit trees for Central/East Texas.

Apple Trees


These are attractive landscape trees with the bonus of providing sweet and crispy apples. Planting them in an orchard setting is an excellent way to add color and shade to your landscape. The Anna apple tree, and other varieties, adapts really well in the Houston area.

Nectarine Trees

Nectarine Tree

Nectarine trees are small deciduous trees that are ideally suited for growing in a small space. These easy-to-grow trees can bloom a beautiful bouquet of light pink flowers, creating a lovely backyard scene. Some of the best varieties for our climate include Desert Delight and Desert Dawn.

More Moon Valley Nurseries…

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Click here to learn more from our nursery professionals about the Live Oak why it is a favorite in Texas.