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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.

For the trees and plants in your yard, trimming extra growth will help keep them strong and in good health. Try to aim for only getting rid of what is needed so that you don’t leave them defenseless to disease or infection.

Pro Tip: Never cut more than 20% of the plants growth.

Once trimming is complete, nutrients can be added to help the plants succeed through the fall and upcoming Texas winter.

If you are looking for something to use multiple times a year, Moon Valleyʼs Super Charged Moon Juice is a liquid supplement that stimulates the root system. This can help maintain your trees and plants through the heat and cold. It will also help keep the plants safe from disease year-round.

Our Moon Valleyʼs Moon Dust is a fertilizer with the perfect blend of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. This mix of nutrients is safe and great to use on almost any plant found in your yard to ensure proper care.

Lawn Care

With the heat finally cooling down, now is a good time to take care of your lawn. The Texas sun has put your lawn under quite a bit of stress for a few months and it would benefit from some love and care.

Moon Valley’s Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer will help your grass come back to life. The Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer will make the grass look and feel better quickly so you can start to enjoy it sooner!

Best Trees to Plant in the Fall

crape_2_origCrape Myrtle

The Crape Myrtle tree is a great option for Texas landscapes. The leaves offer many colors such as pink, purple, red, and white. Once fall weather is back, the leaves blossom into a beautiful orange-red color that will get some stares when people see them!  It is a medium-sized flowering tree that is easy to maintain year-round. The Crape Myrtle enjoys the heat in Texas and will be a notable addition to any landscape. 


red-oak_origShumard Oak

The Shumard Oak is a popular tree in locations with scorching heat, which makes it perfect for Texas! They are also a great choice when you are looking to add some shade into your landscape design. The Shumard Oak is a drought-tolerant tree that can grow quickly. The leaves on a Shumard Oak are long with a shiny green color. The Shumard Oak turns an alluring red-scarlet color that matches seamlessly with Autumn.  


red-maple_1_origRed Maple

Red Maple trees are medium-sized and grow fast so they can create lots of shade wherever it is planted. Once established, they form into a slender, rounded shape. As you may have guessed from its name, the Red Maple produces leaves that turn a glowing red color. Just looking at a Red Maple will tell you why it is also known as an “Autumn Blaze”.



A Magnolia tree is a good way to include some classic-looking plants in your desired landscape. Magnolia trees produce long, shiny green leaves with large white flowers. With some room to grow, this tree will create a magnificent area of shade due to its canopy spread and triangular shape.



live_oak_specimen_SLIDE_1Live Oak

If you are looking for a low-maintenance tree than you need to check out the gorgeous Live Oak. This tree is extremely drought-tolerant and has even survived previous Texas droughts so you know this tree is tough! When the Live Oak is established, it needs very little care from that point on.