Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

Recent Posts

Landscape and Garden Tips for August in Houston

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 8/3/18 1:00 AM

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.

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Topics: landscape tips

How to Keep Trees and Plants Looking Amazing in the Summer

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/26/18 11:38 AM

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!

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Topics: knowledge base

Why Container Grown Trees are Better than Field Dug Trees

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/24/18 1:01 PM

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow our trees in containers so that you get the absolute best-quality tree, bar none. You may have been wondering why container-grown trees are better than field dug trees. We asked our nursery pros and here is what they had to say:

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Topics: knowledge base

Best Evergreens for Summer in Texas

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/20/18 12:18 PM

You don’t need us to tell you that summertime in Texas is hot, really hot. The sweltering heat and sunlight can be hard on some trees and plants. Just a few months after having one of our wettest months in history, the Houston area is now abnormally dry. We can grow drought-tolerant evergreens in Texas that can help make our extreme summer days a bit more bearable.

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Topics: knowledge base

5 Best Front Yard Landscape Trees

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/19/18 9:37 AM

Nobody likes to feel like they’re on display in their personal outdoor space. When you’re feeling exposed to your neighbors, it can be a little hard to relax and enjoy your front yard. With the right evergreen trees, you can create a fortress that is pleasant, peaceful, and most of all, private.

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Topics: landscape tips, knowledge base

Unique Small Evergreens for the Landscape

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/11/18 9:43 AM

Small evergreens can bring big color and lots of character to any landscape in Texas. They can retain their color all year so that they can make a big impact, no matter how big or small your yard may be. Also, if you have a tiny yard, you will appreciate the big features that many of these small evergreen trees provide. Though they take up little room, they hold onto their leaves year-round so that they can also provide shade, as well as personality to your landscape. 

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Topics: knowledge base, Flowering Trees

The Moon Valley Difference: How We Grow and Plant the Best Trees

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/5/18 1:11 PM

Moon Valley Nurseries is proud that we only hire the best that Texas has to offer! After all, it is not just our fantastic services and our incredible selection of trees, palms, shrubs, and other plants that make us America’s best nursery – it’s our people, too!

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Topics: knowledge base

The World Famous Tipu Tree

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/5/18 12:51 PM

 

Tipu Tree: Tree of the Week

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Topics: Flowering Trees

Landscape & Garden Tips for July in Houston, TX

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 7/5/18 12:24 PM

 

Tips to Keep Your Landscape Looking Good All Summer Long

 

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Topics: landscape tips

Why Hedges Are Perfect for Any Landscape in Texas

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 6/29/18 1:11 AM

Privacy is a vital component of any perfect yard. After all, we want to be able to enjoy family time without nosy neighbors peeking over the fence. Hedges are the ideal solution for creating a secure and private play area for everyone in your family! Provide a safer and more private place for your children to play – plant hedges!

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