- 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 closed for Thanksgiving on November 24th. We will be open again at 9am on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. We hope to see you then, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Ask U&D Nursery to prep your garden for Spring!
Garden Preparation – November
Place mulch around berries for winter protection.
Cover rhubarb and asparagus beds with composted manure and straw.
To protect built-in sprinkler systems, drain the system and insulate the valve mechanisms.
Clean and oil lawn mower, tools, and other garden equipment before storing them for the winter. Drain and store hoses carefully to avoid damage due to freezing.
Renew mulch around perennial flower beds after removing weeds.
Tie limbs of upright evergreens to prevent breakage by snow or ice.
Watch for wet soil and drainage problems in your yard during heavy rains. Tiling, ditching, and French drains are all possible solutions. Consider rain gardens and bioswales as a long-term solution.
Prune your roses (tea and floribunda only) to around three feet in height to prevent winter damage.
Rake and destroy leaves from fruit trees that were diseased this year. Remove and discard mummified fruit.
Treat peaches four weeks after leaf fall spray for peach leaf curl and other diseases.
Moss appearing in lawn may mean too much shade or poor drainage. Correct site conditions if moss is bothersome.
Bait gardens and flower beds for slugs and snails during rainy periods.
Reduce fertilizer applications to your houseplants.
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.
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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