- 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.
We will be at the 2017 Linn County Spring Home Show this year!
Friday, April 21, 2017 – 3pm to 6pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 10am to 6pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 10am to 6pm
You can print out as many coupons as you like for you, your friends, neighbors, and family. Below are links to pages with a single ticket and one with six tickets. We hope to see you at the Home Show!
It’s 2017 and you know what that means… It’s time for Pre-Orders!
We will accept spring crop (tomato, pepper, ultra-hot pepper, squash, etc) pre-order forms between February 15th and April 15th. Links to the catalogs and spring pre-order forms are available below:
Garden Preparation – April
- Prepare garden soil for spring planting. Incorporate generous amounts of organic materials and other amendments, using the results of a soil analysis as a guide.
- Prepare raised beds in areas where cold soils and poor drainage are a continuing problem. Incorporate generous amounts of organic materials.
- Use a soil thermometer to help you know when to plant vegetables. When the soil is consistently above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, some warm season vegetables (beans, sweet corn) can be planted.
Maintenance and Clean Up
- Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to brown and die down before removing.
- Apply commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost to cane, bush (gooseberries, currants, and blueberries) and trailing berries.
- Place compost or well decomposed manure around perennial vegetables, such as asparagus and rhubarb.
- Cut back ornamental grasses to a few inches above the ground in early spring
- Cover transplants to portect against late spring frosts.
- Optimum time to fertilize, dethatch, and renovate lawns
- Prune and shape or thin spring-blooming shrubs and trees after blossoms fade
Planting & Propagation
- Plant gladioli, hardy transplants of alyssum, phlox, and marigolds
- It’s a great time to start a vegetable garden. Among the vegetables you can plant, you may consider beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, slicing cucumbers, endive, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, rutabagas, spinach, and turnips.
Pest Monitoring and Management
- Clean up hiding places for slugs, sowbugs, and millipedes.
- Monitor strawberries for spittlebugs and aphids; if present, was off with water or use insecticidal soap as a contact spray. Follow label directions.
- Help prevent damping off of seedlings by providing adequate ventilation
- Manage weeds while they are small and actively growing with light cultivation or herbicides. once the weed has gone to bud, herbicides are less effective
- Spray stone fruits, such as cherries, plums, peaches, and apricots for brown rot blossom blight, if necessary.
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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