Top 4 Premium Oaks in Texas

Posted by Jessica Downs on 11/2/18 8:00 AM

The Mighty Oak Trees Straight Out of Texas

In Texas, we love our oak trees! Whether we are climbing them or finding some desperately-needed relief, under their large canopy, from the intense summer sun. At Glen Flora Farms, we have been custom-growing our very own premium oak trees, such as Mexican Oak, Bur Oak, Live Oak, and Shumard Oak for over three decades. Obviously, oak trees are a favorite for anybody from Texas and we make sure to provide the best quality oak trees for them!

Moon Valley Premium Oak Trees – The Perfected Oaks

Why settle for just any oak tree when you can have the best one being grown just for you. At Glen Flora Farms, we offer container-grown trees, which eliminates root damage when transplanting to their new home. On top of that, our oak trees are pruned perfectly by our container-growing nursery specialists. This makes sure that you get the healthiest oak tree possible.

Oak trees love to grow in our Texas climate – they like warm, humid weather. They prefer to grow in a location with full sun exposure, which is at least six hours of direct sunlight. Give an oak tree enough room to breathe and grow, and they will easily change your entire landscape. If you decide on planting other plants around an oak tree, we offer a variety of plants and shrubs that can complement and highlight any of our oak trees. We recommend laying two to three inches of mulch around the base of the oak tree to keep it from drying out and planting some colorful small shrubs or ground cover near the base and under the canopy.

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Top 5 fall flowering trees and plants

Posted by Jessica Downs on 9/21/18 8:21 AM

Any yard or landscape can benefit from having some color thrown in to it somewhere. An accent plant (or many!) will get the attention of anybody who sets their eyes on it. If you choose the right plant or tree, you might even catch the attention of some pollen- and nectar-loving insects that will be happy to enjoy your yard with you!

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Topics: Flowering Trees, Expert

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.

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Top 3 Ways to Recover from Summer

Posted by Arica Harrison on 8/24/18 7:49 AM

This summer has been a hot one and we are all looking forward to cooler days and nights. But at this moment, your trees and plants need help recovering from the summer and help getting ready for fall! After consistently high temperatures, our landscapes need a little extra loving. But how can we help our yards recover? We have asked our nursery professionals and here are their top three ways to help our landscapes recover from the summer.

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Topics: landscape tips, Expert, Insider

Superior Fast-Growing Evergreen Trees

Posted by Arica Harrison on 7/20/18 10:24 AM

Summer is here in full force and it can be a rough time, the heat and the sun bearing down on us. Plants and trees tend to lose their vibrancy and shade is a hot commodity when playing outside. Our AC is on and making our utility bill soar. We have a solution; plant some evergreen trees! Evergreen trees provide year-round interest to our yards and create much needed shade. By planting evergreen trees strategically around your home, you can naturally cool your home and cut down the cost of your utility bill. Save some money and add value to your home, that’s pretty great. And, what’s even better is that at Moon Valley Nurseries, we have evergreen varieties that grow quickly, meaning more shade and more relief sooner.

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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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COMMON SPRINGTIME INSECTS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 2/14/18 2:39 PM

Springtime insects bugging you? The last thing we want to worry about are insects wreaking havoc on our raised bed full of growing edibles or attacking the leaves, buds, and flowers on our majestic palm trees. After all, our landscape trees and plants are starting to burst with life, and we are looking forward to watching the tender young leaves expanding to create shade on our lawn. Luckily, there are ways to keep away these unwelcome visitors. We can help!

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Topics: knowledge base, gardening, Expert

HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR LAWN FROM WINTER TO SPRING

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 2/8/18 2:19 PM

Spring, we love it for many reasons. Things are starting anew, fragrant blossoms fill the air, butterflies are arriving, and the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros are getting their gloves and bats ready for play. For many of us, it is also the time to transition our lawn from winter to spring and bring it back to life.

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PRE-EMERGENT HERBICIDES PREVENTS WEEDS!

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 1/25/18 11:11 AM

Pre-Emergent Herbicides: Apply Them Now! 

Raise your hand if you love to pull weeds! If you’re like us, you kept your hands down, way down. After all, we’d much rather be outside enjoying our yard rather than working it! Luckily, getting your yard ready for a weed-free spring is not some extraordinary magical illusion. In fact, a pre-emergent herbicide can do the trick!

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Top Evergreen Shade Trees For Houston Homes

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 2/9/17 12:57 PM

If you're a homeowner looking for big shade and minimal maintenance, you have come to the correct blog post. Evergreen trees will retain their leaves throughout the year, which eliminates all the time you'll have to spend cleaning up a mess. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we specialize in big shade evergreen trees for homeowners in the Houston area. 

Right now is also the most ideal time to plant these beautiful trees. You want to get them into the ground well before the summer months set in! If you're in need of a little extra help with your landscape, schedule a free professional design consultation right here

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Topics: knowledge base, Winter Planting, Expert