- 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.
Ask U&D Nursery to prep your garden for Spring!
Winter Garden Preparation – September
The optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through mid-September. We recommend adding a thin layer of sawdust if you’re laying seed to keep birds away and help the seed stay moist.
In early September, apply 1 pound of 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 the lawn and onto the sidewalk or street.
Stop irrigating your established lawn after Labor Day (September 5, 2016) to suppress European Crane Fly populations. This does not apply to new lawns.
Plant new trees & shrubs when temperatures are consistently below 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
Recycle disease-free plant material, and kitchen vegetable and fruit scraps into compost.
Harvest your winter squash when the “ground spot” changes from white to a cream or gold color.
Protect tomatoes and/or pick green tomatoes and let them ripen indoors if there’s a chance of frost.
Harvest potatoes when the tops die down. Make sure to store them in a dark location.
Spray susceptible varieties of potatoes and tomatoes for early and late blight as needed.
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 at 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.
Monitor trailing berries for leaf and cane spot. Treat 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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