January Landscape and Garden Tips

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/4/19 8:00 AM

Make any Landscaping or Gardening Resolutions?

If you’re thinking that you want to be outside more and try new things with your yard, you have come to the right place. We love hearing about new projects, seeing finished yard installations, and helping create designs for our customers that last them a lifetime.

With the new year here, it’s time to start thinking about your yard. Should you add some new plants to the back? Or redesign a section? Or get a whole yard makeover?

Watering Tips

With the lower temperatures this time of year, it is good for homeowners to be diligent about how much water plants are receiving and how often. During the colder months, it’s best to water in the morning so that the water has time to absorb into the soil throughout the day. You will still want to water the same amount for each watering session. You just don’t need to water as often!

Click here to read more about our Watering Guide Schedule.

Fertilizing Tips

Using the proper fertilizer during this crucial time ensures that your landscape is regaining all necessary nutrients. Your landscape is getting a nice break from the heat now, but it needs a bit of extra attention during the cold weather. Take note of your plants, trees, and lawn to determine if they need light fertilizing to get them through the winter. The better care they receive now, the quicker they will bounce back when spring is here again.

Click here for all our fertilizer products and see which ones best fit your lawn care needs!

SuperCharged Moon Juice


Our nursery experts recommend using SuperCharged Moon Juice prior to the cold weather hitting your yard. Moon Juice helps accelerate moisture intake along with providing vital nutrients that plants might be losing because of the cold. This will help protect your trees and plants from the freezing temperatures and give them a jump start when spring arrives.

Moon Valley Design Tips

At Moon Valley Nurseries we know how time-consuming and stressful designing your own yard can be when you try to tackle it all on your own. As soon as you walk into our nursery to the moment we drive away from your freshly planted new yard, we can handle every step of the design process for you. You can find our expert designers available at every nursery location for in-store consultations or schedule an at-home consultation. Our designers can get your whole yard done from shrubs to trees, we do it all and we do it right! From planning to free planting on all specimen-sized trees, we make sure we have everything covered for you.

Best Stone Fruit Trees for Winter Planting

Everyone loves the feeling of growing their own food and Texas is a great place to grow nearly anything and everything for your dinner table. Stone fruit trees are a popular addition to your yard and they produce fresh fruit throughout the year. Below are some of our favorite that do best when planted this time of year.


Growing apple trees in your yard can provide beautiful color in the spring and can help shade your yard during the bright and hot summer days we get in Texas. Apple trees do best in a spot with full sun. If you have limited space, the Beverly Hills variety is an ultra-dwarf tree ideal for smaller yards. The Fuji apple is one of the sweetest varieties that is perfect for a snack option. Dorsett apples, also known as Golden Delicious, are great for their distinctive, aromatic taste!


Peach trees are a popular choice for amateur fruit growers because they are so easy to grow, and they are a small tree with a wide spreading canopy. This helps make them a great choice as a landscape tree as well for how much shade it can give through most of the year. It also blooms with showy white/cream flowers. Peach trees like full sun and will produce a large amount of fruit with a regular fertilizing schedule. Some of our faves are the Desert Gold peach and Florida Prince variety for their amazing taste!


On top of bearing extremely flavorsome fruit, Plum trees are an attractive landscape tree with impressive white flowers that bloom in spring. We like to also use them as a border tree or as an accent in the garden. They need full sun but have low to moderate watering needs, once established. They are an excellent source of Iron and Potassium. Once they are harvested, you can even dry them out and make your own prunes, which come with their own amazing health benefits! 


All Specimen Trees are 50% Off

For a limited time, Moon Valley Nurseries is offering an amazing deal on all our specimen-sized trees. If you purchase any specimen tree, you will get half off! If you buy two, you’re getting two for the price of one and so on and so on. Now is the time to get new trees in your yard that are already matured so you can enjoy them from the day they are planted.

Stop by and check out all our best trees for winter planting at any of our Moon Valley Nursery locations. Our nursery pros are available to handle any landscaping questions, requests, and needs you may have for your yard and get some #freeplanting started and get your whole yard done today!

Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips