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.

Come join us at the Albany Home & Remodel Show located at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon!

Friday, September 29th, 3pm-6pm

Saturday, September 30th, 10am-6pm

Sunday, October 1st, 10am-5pm

CLICK HERE to print out your tickets now!

You can print as many as you’d like (there are 6 per page), or come in to our product or plant stores to get pre-printed tickets.

We hope to see you there!


Garden Preparation – September

Maintenance and Clean Up

  • Early-September: Apply 1 pound 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 of lawn and onto the sidewalk or street.
  • Recycle disease-free plant material and kitchen vegetable and fruit scraps into compost
  • Harvest winter squash when the “ground spot” changes from white to a cream or gold color
  • Pick and store winter squash; mulch carrot, parsnip, and beets for water harvesting.
  • Protect tomatoes and/or pick green tomatoes and ripen indoors if frost threatens.
  • Reduce water on trees, shrubs, and vines east of Cascades to harden them for winter.
  • Stake tall flowers to keep them from blowing over in fall winds
  • Dig, clean, and store tuberous begonias if frost threatens
  • Harvest potatoes when the tops die down. Store them in a dark location
  • Optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through mid-September
  • Aerate lawns
  • Stop irrigating your lawn after Labor Day to suppress European crane fly populations

Planting & Propagation

  • Divide peonies and iris
  • Plant or transplant woody ornamentals and mature herbaceous perennials. 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 t 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.
  • Plant winter cover of annual rye or winter peas in vegetable garden
  • Control slugs as necessary. Least toxic management options for slugs include barriers and traps. Baits are also available for slug control; use with caution around pets. Read and follow all label directions prior to using baits, or any other chemical control.
  • Monitor trailing berries for leaf and cane spot. Treat if necessary
  • As necessary, apply copper spray for peach and cherry trees
  • Spray for juniper twig blight, as necessary, after pruning away dead and infected twigs
  • Spray susceptible varieties of potatoes and tomatoes for early and late blight as needed

Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

  • Clean houseplants, check for insects and repot and fertilize if necessary; then bring them indoors


Garden Preparation – October


  • If needed, improve soil drainage needs of lawns before the rains begin

Maintenance & Clean Up

  • Drain or blow out your irrigation system, insulate valve mechanisms, in preparation of winter
  • Dig and store potatoes; keep in a moderately humid dark area with temperatures around 40°F. Discard unused potatoes if they sprout. Don’t use as seed potatoes for next year.
  • Harvest and immediately dry filberts and walnuts. Dry at 95-100°F
  • Ripen green tomatoes indoors. Check often and discard rotting fruit.
  • Harvest and store apples; keep at about 40°F with moderate humidity
  • Place mulch over roots of roses, azaleas, rhododendrons and berries for winter protection
  • Trim or stake bushy herbaceous perennials to prevent wind damage
  • To suppress future pest problems, clean up annual flower beds by removing diseased plant materials, overwintering areas for insect pests; mulch with manure or garden compost to feed the soil and suppress weeds.
  • Cover asparagus and rhubarb beds with mulch
  • Clean, sharpen, and oil tools and equipment before storing for winter
  • Store garden supplies and fertilizers in a safe, dry place out of reach of children
  • Prune out dead fruiting canes in raspberries
  • Harvest squash and pumpkins; keep in dry area at 55-60°F
  • Spade organic material and lime into garden soil, as indicated by soil test results (if necessary and the weather permits).

Planting & Propagating

  • Dig and divide rhubarb. This should be done about every 4 years
  • Plant garlic for harvesting next summer
  • Plant ground covers, shrubs, and trees
  • Dig and store geraniums, tuberous begonias, dahlias, and gladiolas
  • Pot and store tulips and daffodils to force into early bloom, indoors, in December and January

Pest Monitoring & Management

  • Monitor landscape plants for problems and treat as needed. Remove and dispose of windfall apples that might be harboring apple maggot or codling moth larvae
  • Spray apple and stone fruit trees at leaf fall to prevent various fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Control fall-germinating lawn weeds while they are small. Hand weeding and weeding tools are particularly effective at this stage

Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

  • Early October, reduce water, place in cool area (50-55°F) and increase time in shade or darkness (12-14 hours) to force Christmas cactus to bloom in late December
  • Place hanging pots of fuchsias where they won’t freeze. Don’t cut back until spring.
  • Western Oregon: Check/treat houseplants for disease and insects before bringing indoors.



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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