- Backflow Tests - New lawn installation - Irrigation installation and repair - Installation of new flower or garden beds - Have your own dry river bed - Spring clean up & Winter preparation 1. Trimming 2. Weeding 3. Add bark dust or rock 4. Fertilizing 5. Planting plants 6. Irrigation start ups or shut down More »
U&D Trucking & Nursery, Inc.
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It’s almost 2017 and you know what that means… It’s time for Pre-Orders!
The last day to pre-order your roses is January 20th, 2017! So stop by to get your 2017 rose catalog and a pre-order form. Or follow the links below to download and print them now.
We will accept spring crop (tomato, pepper, ultra-hot pepper, squash, etc) preorder forms between February 15th and April 15th. Links to the catalogs and spring pre-order forms will be available when complete. Thank you for your patience.
Ask U&D Nursery to prep your garden for Spring!
Garden Preparation – December
Spread wood ashes evenly on vegetable gardens. Use no more than 1.5 pounds per 100 square feet each year. Don’t use wood ashes if the soil pH is greater than 7.0 or if potassium levels are excessive.
To help sanitize your lawn, rake leaves, cut and remove withered stalks of perennial flowers, mulch flowerbeds, and pull winter weeds.
Turn the compost pile and protect it from heavy rains, if necessary.
Take care not not to walk on lawns until frost has melted.
Make sure that landscape plants in protected sites receive water regularly during the winter.
Now is a good time to plant trees and shrubs.
Monitor landscape plants for pests and diseases.
Monitor Spruce trees for spruce aphids. Treat if present in large numbers. Read and follow pesticide label directions.
Avoid mounding mulching materials around the base of trees and shrubs. The mulch might provide cover for rodents.
Check for rodent damage around bases of trees and large shrubs. Remove weeds to prevent rodents from using them as hiding places. Use traps and approved baits as necessary.
Place poinsettias in sunlight, and don’t let their leaves touch cold windows. Fertilize them with houseplant fertilizer to maintain leaf color.
Monitor houseplants for adequate water and fertilizer, which generally requires less in the winter.
Garden Preparation – January
January is prime time to do the prep work for your spring landscaping. Get your soil pH tested to make sure you have time to make any necessary adjustments for the plants you cultivate. Remember – Lime raises pH and Sulfur lowers it. Adding balanced compost can also help your soil pH and give your plants the nutrients they need.
January is also in the middle of Dormant Spray Season. If you haven’t already done the first round of spray on your fruit trees (including flowering cherry, plum, and pear trees), it’s now time to get started. You need to complete 3 treatments, each about a month apart, before the buds break in spring to prevent disease. Come see us and we can help you get the information and sprays you need today!
Last, but certainly not least, you can plant all year long in the Willamette Valley (as long as it’s above freezing and below 95 degrees F). Start planning your gardens and landscape projects, and don’t forget to seek out the plants you want. January is the month we start seeding our first round of spring crops and our ultra-hot peppers, so now is the best time to make your list of pre-orders, and get them ready to submit on February 15th! You can find our pre-order forms on the Nursery page by clicking here.
In 1965, Walt Underwood and his mother Violet, came out to Oregon from the Midwest to begin the company known as Underwood Landscaping.
In the early 1970’s, as the company was growing and their reputation for quality landscaping plants became known, they decided to also open a garden nursery.
In 1979, the name of the business was changed to U&D Trucking and Nursery Inc.
Then in 1988, Walt began the complex process of developing his top quality soil mixes, which he offered for sale to the public in 1990.
2015 marked the Golden 50th Anniversary for U & D Trucking and Nursery Inc., where we always offer a wide variety of products and plants for every landscaping and gardening need.
It is our goal to provide quality products, great service with a friendly attitude, a cheerful smile, and a willingness to go the extra mile to help you successfully complete your project. Our customers are the heart of our business.
Did you know? U & D Nursery will re-pot your plants for you into the planters of your choice!
You select the plants and the containers; we will provide the proper soil and planting expertise!
Do it yourself, or allow us to take care of your dirty work.
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