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.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips

Cold Hardy Palms We Can Grow in Houston

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 3/29/18 8:23 AM

Palm trees are a landscaping favorite throughout the Houston area. Their graceful, arching habit makes them the perfect choice for those that enjoy a tropical look in our yard. Palm trees thrive in tropical and sub-tropical areas, and not all varieties develop roots that are cold hardy enough to survive a freeze. Luckily, we can enjoy the look of palm trees here in Houston thanks to cold hardy palms.

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Topics: Insider, Winter Landscape Tips, Winter Planting, knowledge base

LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN TIPS FOR FEBRUARY 2018

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 2/1/18 12:52 PM

Be inspired by your surroundings. You can see the early spring flowering trees and stone fruit flower bouquets that are starting to brighten up the neighborhoods, and the pleasing aroma of citrus is in the air. Yes, you can sense it with your eyes and nose that spring is just right around the corner. With the season upon us, it is also the absolute best time to plant trees, shrubs, palms - everything you want in your dream landscape!

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Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips, Winter Planting, landscape tips

SURPRISINGLY COLD HARDY TREES

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 12/13/17 12:56 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and not just because of all the magnificent Christmas trees. After all, our area received a dusting of a snowstorm, the likes of which we haven’t seen around these parts for close to a decade. And while we may be enchanted by and perhaps even loving this white winter scene, do our trees love it too? The answer may surprise you. At Moon Valley Nurseries we have super cold hardy, bulletproof trees that can handle the snow much like an Olympic downhill skier, smooth and easy with no problem!

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Topics: Insider, Winter Landscape Tips, Winter Planting

THE BEST TREES OF WINTER

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 12/6/17 9:48 AM

Take Advantage of these Prime Planting Conditions!

Right now is the best time to plant the best trees of winter! Unlike much of the east coast of USA, we get to experience mild weather, and since our soil does not freeze over, we have ideal conditions for beautifying our landscape with trees! In December, the soil can retain warmth even if the temperature outside starts to drop. And warmer soil is a boon for newly planted trees because it allows them to spend the winter months establishing their root system.

We recommend planting all kinds of trees and plants so that you can take advantage of the prime planting conditions this time of the year offers. With that said, we compiled a list of a few of our best trees for planting in the winter.

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Topics: Industry Expert, Winter Landscape Tips, Winter Planting

LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN TIPS DECEMBER 2017

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 11/29/17 8:17 AM

No doubt about it. We’re fortunate to live in Houston. While much of the east coast of the USA is busy shoveling snow off their driveways and scraping ice off their car windows, we get to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors. Yep, we got it good! We also get to enjoy our beautiful landscapes and plant some trees, shrubs, and do some gardening! Of course, it can get cold, and homeowners will need to prepare for the colder temperatures.

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Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips, landscape tips

TREES AND PLANTS MAKE PERFECT GIFTS

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 11/22/17 7:33 AM

Give the gift that keeps on giving – trees and plants! That’s right, why not give a gift that grows with you and one that can also bring beauty, privacy, and shade to our landscape. Of course, a beautiful new landscape is also a gift that can increase property value too. When you plant trees, shrubs, palms, succulents, and other plants, you are not only adorning your landscape; you’re also helping the environment by adding living things that can release oxygen and can help to clean the air. It’s a gift for our planet too. You win, and our environment wins!

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Topics: Winter Landscape Tips, knowledge base

NOVEMBER LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN TIPS 2017

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 11/9/17 5:20 AM

November Landscape and Garden Tips

It’s already November, and if you look around your area, you can see that some trees are adjusting to the cooler temperatures and are changing color and others are starting to push out spurts of new growth. This time of year, we get all kinds of questions, and we are glad to provide a wealth of information to help you and your yard thrive this season. Many homeowners are asking whether they should continue watering their landscape in November and whether it’s a good time to plant trees. Fact is, this time of the year is an ideal time to plant trees and is also an excellent time to start planting your winter vegetables!

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Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips, landscape tips

Top Trees To Plant In The Winter

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 12/1/16 7:01 AM

The winter season has finally arrived. It's time to dust off the Christmas lights, prepare your home for holiday visitors, and plant in your landscape..and yes, we're serious! Houston is unlike the majority of the country who face freezing temperatures which preventing planting. Because our soil does not freeze over we are still able to plant in ideal conditions. This is because the soil will retain warmth while the outside temperature plunges. With a warmer soil newly planted trees will spend the winter months establishing their root system before spring growth and especially those hot summer days. 

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Topics: Winter Landscape Tips, Winter Planting, knowledge base

November Landscape & Garden Tips

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 11/15/16 8:04 AM

This is the time of year when things finally begin to change around town. Some trees are changing color as they adjust to the cooler winter temperatures and others are pushing out spurts of new growth. One of the most overlooked practices this time of year by homeowners is watering and fertilizing. A big misconception is that because everything is pushing out new growth and seems to be growing well, that they are getting the right amount of water and fertilizer, unfortunately more often than not, this isn't the case.
 
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Topics: Monthly Tips, Winter Landscape Tips, landscape tips