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.

 

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Berries & Unusual Edibles

Cucumbers, Melons, & Squash

Fruit Trees

Peppers

Roses

Tomatoes

 

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Garden Preparation – June

Planning:

  • Construct trellises for tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans, and vine ornamentals

Maintenance and Clean Up

  • Prune lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, and azaleas after blooming.
  • Fertilize vegetable gardens one month after plants emerge by side dressing alongside rows
  • Pick ripe strawberries regularly to avoid fruit-rotting diseases
  • Use organic mulches to conserve soil moisture in ornamental beds. An inch or two of sawdust, bark dust, or composted leaves will minimize loss of water through evaporation
  • After normal fruit drop of apples, pears, and peaches in June, consider thinning the remainder to produce a larger crop of fruit.
  • Make sure raised beds receive enough water for plants to avoid drought stress
  • If a green lawn is desired, make sure lawn areas are receiving adequate water (approximately 0.5 to 1.5 inches per week from June through August). Deep watering less often is more effective than frequent shallow watering. Measure your water use by placing an empty tuna can where your irrigation water lands.
  • Mid-June, if green lawns are being maintained through the summer, apply 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet to lawns

Pest Monitoring and Management

  • First week, spray cherry trees for cherry fruit fly, as necessary, if fruit is ripening
  • First week Spray for codling moth in apple and pear trees, as necessary
  • Continue monitoring all plants for signs of pest damage and disease and treat as necessary
  • Learn to identify beneficial insects and plant some insectary plants (e.g. Alyssum, Phacelia, Coriander, Candytuft, Sunflower, Yarrow, Dill) to attract them to your garden
  • Blossoms on squash and cucumbers begin to drop; This is nothing to worry about. Cherries may also drop fruit; this is not a major concern
  • Control garden weeds by pulling, hoeing, or mulching
  • Control aphids on vegetables as needed by hosing off with water or by using insecticidal soap or a registered insecticide
  • Watch for 12-spotted beetles on beans and lettuce, and cabbage worms or flea beetles on cole crops (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts). Remove the pests by hand or treat with registered pesticides.
  • Spray peas as first pods form, if necessary, to control weevils
  • Birch trees dripping a sticky fluid from their leaves means that aphids are present. Control as needed
  • Use yellow sticky traps to monitor for cherry fruit fly. About one week after the first fly is caught, spray cherries at appropriate intervals.
  • Last week, second spray for codling moth in apple and pear trees, as necessary

Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

  • Move houseplants outdoors for cleaning, grooming, repotting, and summer growth

 

Garden Preparation – July

Maintenance and Clean Up

  • Mound soil up around base of potatoes. Gather and eat a few “new” potatoes from each hill, when plants begin to flower.
  • Early morning is the best time to water vegetable and flower gardens to reduce evaporation. Water the soil, rather than leaves, to reduce disease. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage root growth.
  • Hanging baskets of flowers or vegetable plantings need careful attention to watering and feeding during extended periods of hot weather.
  • Weed and fertilize rhubarb and asparagus beds. A mulch of compost or rotted cow manure works well as fertilizer. Water plants deeply to develop crowns for next year.
  • Mulch to conserve soil moisture with paper, plastic, sawdust, etc.
  • Stake tall-growing flowering plants such as delphinium, hollyhocks, and lupine. Stake tomato plants as necessary.
  • If a green lawn is desired, keep watering as instructed in June. Don’t forget to water even established trees and shrubs in drought conditions.
  • Make compost of lawn clippings and garden plants that are ready to be recycled. Do not use clippings if lawn has been treated with herbicide, including “week-and-feed” products. Do not compost diseased plants unless you are using the “hot compost” method (120°F to 150°F). Keep in mind black spot does not burn out and will need to be thrown away.

Planting & Propagation

  • Midsummer plantings of beets, bush beans, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, kale, and peas will provide fall and winter crops.

Pest Monitoring and Management

  • Continue monitoring all plants for signs of pests and disease and treat as necessary.
  • Watch for cutworm damage in garden. In July, climbing cutworms become a problem and large portions of foliage will begin to disappear on established plants. Use barriers, remove by hand, use beneficial nematodes when soil temperature is above 55°F, or spray with Bt-k according to label directions.
  • July 10, spray filbert trees for filbert worm as necessary.
  • July 10-15, spray peach and prune trees for peach tree borer and peach twig borer, as necessary
  • July 17-23, Third spray for codling moth in apple and pear trees, as necessary.
  • Late July, begin to monitor for early and late blight on tomatoes.
  • Cover blueberry bushes with netting to keep birds from eating the entire crop
  • Watch for early and late blight on tomatoes. Correct by pruning for air circulation, picking off affected leaves and/or treat with approved fungicide.
  • Spider mites can become a problem on ornamentals, vegetables, and fruiting plants during hot, dry weather. Watch for dusty-looking foliage, loss of color, and the presence of tiny mites. Wash infested areas with water or spray with appropriate pesticides.
  • Removed 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.

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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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