Luke Kalawsky has a passion for all things trees, plants, and landscape design. He has designed numerous landscapes as the head designer in the Surprise, Arizona region until he became a manager of our Central Phoenix Nursery. He now dedicates his knowledge, expertise, and creative capabilities to help the masses discover how to design, plant, and maintain their landscapes with his writings.
March is here, and the warm days are on the way, making right now the best time to pick your trees and plants to put in your yard because everything is growing and blooming! Now is the time of year we recommend getting a little more work done in your yard. We promise it’ll be worth the beautiful new plant growth that’s on the way!
Keep reading to learn a few tips and tricks your yard can benefit from these next few weeks. Between the cooler weather we have had in the last couple of months and these landscape tips from , your yard will explode in new growth come this spring!
- New Planting Projects
- Fertilizing Your Yard
- Pruning & Trimming
- Stop Weeds From Growing
- Lawn Care Tips For Spring
- Best Trees To Plant In March
With the temperature warming up, now is the best time to plant new material in your landscape. As we begin to shift towards springtime temperatures the soil becomes enriched, which allows for easier planting and creates a calmer transition with less stress on your plants. This will let your trees and shrubs grow accustomed to their new home and establish into the soil.
the necessary nutrients that give trees and shrubs a boost to help during the spring growing season. Moon Valley Nurseries has custom blends of fertilizer and nutrient products like to maximize tree performance and health. March is also the time to start using monthly until October to make sure your landscape is healthy through the seasons.
To help your trees mature faster and healthier during the growing period, trim them in the spring. Remove broken or damaged branches to promote better overall growth and tree health as well as shape the canopy for a full, beautiful umbrella of shade. After pruning, supplement with to get that much-needed boost of micronutrients to the plant as it prepares to push new growth after the pruning cuts.
These products will keep them from even developing into a weed! If weeds have started to appear already, remove them as they show up, so they don’t spread more seeds. After you pull all the visible weeds around your home, using post-emergent products will help gain control of your yard again.
Whether it’s visible yet or not, the transition in your lawn from winter to spring has started, and the little things you can do now will make a big difference () in the long run. Below are some tips we put together to help keep your lawn looking great all spring!
- As we mentioned earlier, preventing and removing weeds that you find in your lawn and landscape is the first step to bringing it back to perfect health.
- Remove the thatch that lays on top of the lawn to help get water and nutrients deeper into the soil and grass.
- Aerate your grass to loosen the soil for better water and nutrient intake, new grass growth, and allowing fertilizer to get all the way to the roots.
- Apply lawn fertilizer, such as our , to bring your dormant lawn back to life!
- Water your lawn as needed for your yard. You might have to adjust the watering schedule a few times during spring as the temperatures continue to rise.
BEST TREES TO PLANT IN MARCH
One of the most stunning trees to display in any yard, the Live Oak is a great choice for Texas plating because of its adaptability, performance in the hot summer months, cold hardiness, and its ability to grow in tough soil conditions.
Its name is derived from its ability to “live” throughout the winter when other oaks are dormant or leafless. It has a wide canopy of dark green leaves and when planted in rows it can give your landscape a privacy wall or shade barrier that provides immense protection and beauty.
Specially grown at our farms for our region, the Piru Queen Palm™ is unlike other varieties. Our Piru Queen Palms™ feature thicker and hardier trunks, more dense and greener fronds, and produce fuller crowns.
This palm tree can handle hot summers, cold winters, and windy days like a champ. These palms feature a tall, resort-style look, that makes them ideal to showcase in spaces you would like an upscale feel, or around your pool for a tropical atmosphere.
Imagine hand-picking the sweetest and juiciest peaches, plums, apples, and more from the comfort of your own backyard! Thanks to our climate, we can grow fruit almost all year long, making growing your own orchard easy!
At Moon Valley Nurseries, we custom grow the best selection of fruit trees so that you are always going to get the best-tasting fruit for juicing, cooking, baking, or simply eating whole!
Quit going to the store to buy peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, and figs. We have thousands of trees already at their fruit-producing age, as well as many self-fruitful varieties. There is no need to wait to enjoy homegrown fruit anymore!
WE ARE YOUR ONE-STOP LANDSCAPE SHOP!
Moon Valley Nurseries is your one-stop shop for all your landscape needs. From your first step into any of our nurseries, you will be able to choose from our massive selection of thousands of the highest quality trees, palms, and plants. Our free planting from our expert planting crews will ensure your trees are set for success the first day they are in your yard and for many years to come! Our nursery pros and landscape design experts have decades' worth of experience to assist you in bringing the best trees on earth straight to your home!
To learn more incredible yard care advice, design tips, and tree knowledge, check out our library of articles! We have a massive catalog of entertaining and informative articles written by our experienced nursery professionals to help you succeed with all of your landscaping goals.