Privacy Hedges for the Woodlands Texas Area

Posted by Robert Milspaugh on 8/28/19 4:05 PM

Privacy Hedges for The Woodlands

The Woodlands Texas area has a native Texas appeal, which was introduced by the creator of the Hometown Community, George Mitchell. Since its inception in 1974, he imagined a high-end community that caters to all types of businesses and families, which was carved out of a heavily wooded area.

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3 Designs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Yard

Posted by Jessica Downs on 8/23/19 10:00 AM

Transform Your Landscape

With all the varieties of trees and plants available from Moon Valley Nurseries and our knowledgeable landscape design experts, there are infinite ways to put together an entire yard design just for your home.

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Topics: Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees, Design, hedges, Palms

Top 3 Hedges to Give Your Home Privacy

Posted by Jessica Downs on 7/26/19 10:00 AM

Add Privacy to Your Property Now

Privacy is one of the most important things to us, and that we get to come home to a place that feels safe and away from the world. Not only does that apply to your home, but also your yard.

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Designing Privacy for Your Home

Posted by Richard Abate on 7/19/19 10:00 AM

While we are all social creatures by nature, we also tend to enjoy our privacy, especially when it comes to our backyard.  The old saying “good fences make for good neighbors” definitely applies here but fences are not the most exciting addition to a landscape and can only give you as much privacy as the city laws allow (usually limiting residents to about 8 feet in height).

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Hedges that Offer Your Home Privacy and More!

Posted by Jessica Downs on 6/7/19 10:00 AM

Hedges are always a great addition to your home and landscape for many reasons!

  • They help reduce noise from roads, nearby parks or schools, and loud neighbors.
  • They block the view of two-story homes around you.
  • They also make incredible wind barriers.
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Best Hedges to Plant in the Winter

Posted by Jessica Downs on 1/18/19 8:00 AM

Hedges are very popular and there are several different types of bushes and trees that can be used to create a beautiful hedge. Hedges are useful for several reasons:

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Topics: Winter Planting, hedges

Top 10 Most-Asked Questions about Hedges

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/28/18 8:00 AM

Why would I want hedges for my yard?

The most obvious reason you want to have hedges added to your landscape is how awesome they can transform your home and give your yard a formal classic style. This is a guaranteed way to increase your home value as well, with the instant curb appeal that hedges like Wax Leaf Privet offer your property.

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Moon Valley’s Top 5 Absolute Evergreen Hedges

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/14/18 8:00 AM

Hedges are such an amazing plant that can be added in any landscape and make it look 10 times better, no matter how great it was before the hedges came along! There are multiple reasons that you might decide to add a hedge to your yard or add to your existing hedges.

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Topics: Winter Planting, hedges

Top Trees & Shrubs For A Beautiful Hedge

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 6/16/16 7:58 AM
Many of our customers are looking for ways to add natural privacy to their yard and we immediately take them to our huge selection of Houston Hedges. Our Houston Hedges are the biggest and thickest evergreen hedges in the Houston area. Our hedges are great at blocking any unwanted views from, creating a sound barrier, or even a living wall. 

If you're looking to create some privacy, check out the varieties we offer. Each of these will bring a different touch to your yard. Whether your looking to maximum thickness, height, and color we have something for every yard!

Japanese Blueberry
T he Japanese Blueberry is a visually appealing evergreen due to its dense, lush foliage and striking leaf color throughout the year which provides a fantastic backdrop for contrasting flowers and shrubs. It thrives in full sun and handle the cold extremely well. It has become one of Houston’s most planted hedge variety and is an excellent choice for just about any landscape. 

Carolina Cherry
Native to the Southeastern United States, the Carolina Cherry has become a popular choice for its minimal maintenance, natural upright conical shape, and ability to tolerate heat, drought, and wind. The Carolina Cherry is a small to medium-sized evergreen with dark green, lustrous wavy-edged foliage on brown thornless stems. They can be easily sheared into a tall screen or sound barrier which make them a near-perfect option for many homes. 

Named after its bright crimson bottlebrush shaped plumes, this evergreen works as colorful hedge that makes for a fantastic addition to any landscape. The Bottlebrush blooms in spring with some off-season blooms in the fall that attract pollinating insects and hummingbirds. Shape into nearly any size desirable and enjoy its beauty year-round.

Wax Leaf Privet
This dense and rounded evergreen is named after its thick and waxy leaves that are smooth to the touch. The Wax Leaf Privet has many landscape applications; it can be used as a hedge, tall screen, grouped with under plantings, topiaries, and inside containers. It blooms long panicles of strongly scented white flowers throughout the spring. 

Bay Laurel Tree
The Bay Laurel tree is a Mediterranean evergreen that comes in both tree and shrub form. There are as many uses for this tree and its green glossy aromatic leaves, as its many names. It is a slow grower and responds well to trimming and can also be shaped into a desirable topiary form.

Italian Cypress
Used for formal entrances, borders, and backdrops, the Italian Cypress is unmistakable with its lush green foliage and tall narrow upright form. Italian Cypress thrive in sunny climates a with minimal water making them a popular choice for just about any landscape.

These trees just love the hot summer months, which makes them an ideal flowering tree for your landscape. The Oleander tree displays a long lasting bloom that comes in clumps of red, white, and pink. The blooms are vibrant may extend into the wilder winter months. Ideally planted in groups or rows, the Oleander is a great tree for our customers who are seeking privacy hedges, area screens, and property border because of the trees ability to keep a thick coat of dark green leaves throughout the year. 

Cape Honeysuckle
One of the most versatile plants for any landscape, the Orange Cape Honeysuckle has bursts of bright orange, trumpet-shaped blooms. This shrub trims into a medium to large bush or hedge and is frequently used as a vine to cover posts or fences. 

Timber Bamboo
Japanese Timber Bamboo can adapt to almost all types of environments, they grow outdoors, indoors, and can even grow potted. The Japanese Timber Bamboo grows dense, very fast and does an outstanding job working as a privacy hedge. This plant also generates a lot of shade and helps relieve high sun exposed areas making it perfect to plant around in an outside terrace or courtyard.

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Many Ways To Use Houston Hedges

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 3/17/16 9:52 AM
In landscapes, hedges have a wide range of use. They can be used to define a border, create privacy, add color, spruce up an entryway, or to block unwanted views. Whether you're looking for a formal or informal look, Moon Valley Nurseries has a wide range of varieties that can be used for many landscapes. 
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