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 – November

Maintenance and Clean Up

  • Service lawn mower prior to winter
  • Check potatoes in storage and remove any going bad
  • Place a portable cold frame over rows of winter veggies
  • 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 lines and insulate the valve mechanisms
  • Clean and oil lawnmowers, or other garden equipment and tools before storing for winter. Drain and store hoses carefully to avoid damage from freezing.
  • Renew mulch around perennial flower beds after removing weeds
  • Protect tender evergreens from drying wind
  • Tie limbs of upright evergreens to prevent breakage by snow or ice
  • Trim chrysanthemums to 4-6 inches after they finish blooming
  • Leave ornamental grasses up in winter to provide winter texture in the landscape. Cut them back a few inches above the ground in early spring.
  • Last chance to plant cover crops for soil building. You can also use a 3-4 inch layer of leaves, spread over the garden plot, to eliminate winter weeds, suppress early spring weeds, and prevent soil compaction by rain.
  • Watch for wet soil and drainage problems in your yard during heavy rains. Tilling, ditching, and French drains are possible solutions. Consider rain gardens and bioswales as a long-term solution.
  • Prune roses (tea and floribunda ONLY. Do not prune climbers or ramblers) to around 3 feet in height to prevent winter damage.
  • If it is a very cold, dry November, water your newly planted perennials, trees, and shrubs with a deep soaking to prevent drying out.

Planting & Propagation

  • Plant window gardens of lettuce, chives, and parsley
  • It’s a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Consider planting ones that supply food and/or shelter to birds (sumac, elderberry, flowering currant, and mock orange are suggested)
  • There’s still time to plant your spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus.
  • It’s a good time to plant garlic for harvest next summer
  • Transplant landscape trees and shrubs

Pest Monitoring and Management

  • Monitor landscape plants for problems. Don’t treat unless a problem is identified.
  • 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 your lawn may mean there’s too much shade or poor drainage. Correct site conditions if moss is bothersome.
  • Bait gardens and flower beds for slugs during rainy periods.

Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

  • Reduce fertilizer applications to houseplants

 

Garden Preparation – December

Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to come in and get your living Christmas tree! And remember, Houseplants make great gifts!

Maintenance & Clean Up

  • Spread wood ashes evenly on vegetable gardens. Use no more than 1.5 pounds per 100 square feet in a single year. Don’t use if the soil pH is greater than 7.0 or if potassium levels are excessive.
  • Protect new landscape plants from wind. Use stakes, guy wires, and/or windbreaks as needed.
  • Yard sanitation: rake leaves, cut and remove withered stalks of perennial flowers, mulch flowerbeds and hoe or pull winter weeds
  • Turn the compost pile and protect from heavy rains, if necessary
  • During heavy rains, watch for drainage problems in the yard. Tilling, ditching, and French drains are possible short-term solutions. Consider rain gardens and bioswales as a long-term solution
  • Check stored flower bulbs, fresh vegetables, and fruits for rot and fungus problems. Discard any showing signs of rot.
  • Tie limbs of columnar evergreens to prevent snow or ice breakage.
  • Do not walk on lawns until frost has melted
  • Make sure that landscape plants in protected sites receive water regularly during the winter.

Planting & Propagating

  • It’s a good time to plant trees and landscape shrubs

Pest Monitoring & Management

  • Monitor landscape plants for pests and diseases
  • Check for rodent damage around the base of trees and large shrubs. Remove weeds to prevent rodents from using them as hiding places. Use traps and approved baits as necessary.
  • Avoid mounding mulching materials around the base of trees and shrubs. The mulch might provide cover for rodents
  • Monitor spruce trees for spruce aphids. Treat if present in large numbers. Read and follow pesticide label directions

Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

  • Protect poinsettias from the cold by placing them 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. Water and fertilizer requirements generally are less in winter.

 

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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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