U & D Trucking & Nursery, Inc

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. Let U&D Nursery help you get your garden space prepared for Spring. Call us today! More »

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Our ROUNDED scoops ensure you get a full measure. You Haul or We Deliver We deliver to the greater Albany area with a two yard minimum. Additional fuel charges apply for deliveries over 10 miles. Call for current delivery rates. 541-928-3448 More »

U & D Nursery has a large variety of plants.

We will plant your selection for you, every day! You choose the plant and the container, and we\\\'ll supply the soil. You can do-it yourself in our garden center, or have us do the dirty work for you. More »

We have what you need for all of your landscaping projects.

- 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.

Garden Preparation – August


  • Optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through mid-September.
  • Plant new Trees and Shrubs when temperatures are consistently below 95° F during the day.

Maintenance and Clean Up

  • Fertilize cucumbers, summer squash, and broccoli to maintain production when you continue harvesting
  • Clean and fertilize strawberry beds
  • Use mulch to protect ornamentals and garden plants from hot weather damage. If needed, provide temporary shade, especially for recent plantings.
  • Camellias need deep watering to develop flower buds for next spring
  • Prune raspberries, boysenberries, and other caneberries after harvest. Check raspberries for holes made by crown borers, near the soil line, at base of plant. Remove infested wood before adults emerge.
  • Monitor garden irrigation closely so crops and ornamentals don’t dry out. Keep up on watering if the weather stays hot and dry. Remember, deep watering less often is more effective than frequent shallow watering.
  • Prune cherry trees before fall rains begin to allow callusing in dry weather. This will minimize the spread of bacterial canker.
  • Prune out dead fruiting canes in trailing blackberry and train new canes prior to the end of the month.

Planting & Propagation

  • Plant winter cover crops in vacant space in the vegetable garden.
  • Plant winter kale, Brussels sprouts, turnips, parsnips, parsley, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and spinach
  • Mid-summer planting of peas

Pest Monitoring and Management

  • Check apple maggot traps, spray tree if needed
  • Control yellow jackets and wasps with traps and lures as necessary. Keep in mind they are beneficial insects and help control pest insects in the home garden.
  • First week: If necessary, spray for walnut husk fly
  • First week: If necessary, second spray for peach tree borer and/or peach twig borer
  • First week: If necessary, second spray of filbert trees for filbert-worm
  • Check for root weevils in ornamental shrubs and flowers; codling moth and spider mite in apple trees; scale insects in camellias, holly, and maples. Treat as necessary
  • Watch for corn earworm on early corn. Treat as necessary
  • Check leafy vegetables for caterpillars. Pick off caterpillars as they appear. Us Bt-k, if necessary
  • For mite control on ornamental sand most vegetables, hose off foliage, spray with approved miticide if necessary.
  • Remove cankered limbs from fruit and nut trees for control of diseases such as apple anthracnose and bacterial canker of stone fruit. Sterilize tools before each new cut.
  • Spray potatoes and tomatoes for early and late blight as needed.


Garden Preparation – September

Maintenance and Clean Up

  • Early-September: Apply 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet to lawns. Reduce risks of run-off into local waterways by not fertilizing just prior to rain and not over-irrigating so that water runs off of lawn and onto the sidewalk or street.
  • Recycle disease-free plant material and kitchen vegetable and fruit scraps into compost
  • Harvest winter squash when the “ground spot” changes from white to a cream or gold color
  • Pick and store winter squash; mulch carrot, parsnip, and beets for water harvesting.
  • Protect tomatoes and/or pick green tomatoes and ripen indoors if frost threatens.
  • Reduce water on trees, shrubs, and vines east of Cascades to harden them for winter.
  • Stake tall flowers to keep them from blowing over in fall winds
  • Dig, clean, and store tuberous begonias if frost threatens
  • Harvest potatoes when the tops die down. Store them in a dark location
  • Optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through mid-September
  • Aerate lawns
  • Stop irrigating your lawn after Labor Day to suppress European crane fly populations

Planting & Propagation

  • Divide peonies and iris
  • Plant or transplant woody ornamentals and mature herbaceous perennials. Fall planting of trees, shrubs, and perennials can encourage healthy root growth over the winter
  • Plant daffodils, tulips, and crocus for spring bloom. Work calcium and phosphorus into the soil below the bulbs t planting time. Remember when purchasing bulbs, the size of the bulb is directly correlated to the size of the flower yet to come in spring.
  • Plant winter cover of annual rye or winter peas in vegetable garden
  • Control slugs as necessary. Least toxic management options for slugs include barriers and traps. Baits are also available for slug control; use with caution around pets. Read and follow all label directions prior to using baits, or any other chemical control.
  • Monitor trailing berries for leaf and cane spot. Treat if necessary
  • As necessary, apply copper spray for peach and cherry trees
  • Spray for juniper twig blight, as necessary, after pruning away dead and infected twigs
  • Spray susceptible varieties of potatoes and tomatoes for early and late blight as needed

Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

  • Clean houseplants, check for insects and repot and fertilize if necessary; then bring them indoors


About Us

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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