- 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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It’s 2017 and you know what that means… It’s time for Pre-Orders!
We will accept spring crop (tomato, pepper, ultra-hot pepper, squash, etc) pre-order forms between February 15th and April 15th. Links to the catalogs and spring pre-order forms are available below:
Garden Preparation – February
Planting season begins! February is the best time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs! Bare root trees are the affordable way to install a spectacular landscape. Come in to see our huge selection and pick up one of our Bare Root Planting Guides for all the info you need to succeed! But hurry – Bare Root planting has to be done before buds break in spring!
Now is also the time to start planting spring veggies. Whether you are planting from seed (highly recommended for peas, beans, & root crops such as carrots) get a jump start on your spring garden today! Come in and ask for one of our detailed planting guides to help you stay on top of your vegetable garden throughout 2017.
February is when many pest species begin to become active. Treating for insects now will help reduce damage done later in the season.
Don’t forget to finish that dormant spraying on your fruit trees, pruning and cleanup of your trees, shrubs, and perennials. Pruning helps stimulate new growth and with bud break right around the corner, now is the prime time to get caught up!
Garden Preparation – March
- Some cool season crops (onions, kale, lettuce, spinach) can be planted when the soil is consistently at or above 40°F.
Maintenance and Cleanup
- Spread compost over garden and landscape areas
- Prune gooseberries and currants; fertilize with manure or a complete fertilizer
- Fertilize evergreen shrubs and trees
- Fertilize rhododendrons, camellias, and azaleas with acid-type fertilizer
- Prune spring-flowering shrubs after blossoms fade
- Fertilize caneberries such as raspberries and blackberries
Planting / Propagating
- Divide hosta, daylilies, and mums
- Plant varieties that attract pollinators (Allysum, coriander, candytuft, sunflowers, yarrow, and dill) to attract beneficial insects to the garden
- If soil is dry enough, prepare vegetable gardens, and plant early cool-season crops (carrots, beets, broccoli, leeks, parsley, chives, rhubarb, peas, and radishes). Plant onions outdoors as soon as the soil is dry enough to work.
- Berry crops (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, and other berry-producing crop plants). See OSU Extension publications for berry varieties.
Pest Monitoring and Management
- Monitor landscape plants for problems. Don’t treat unless a problem is identified
- Spray trees and shrubs for insects if present
- Protect new plant growth from slugs by placing out traps for spreading slug bait
- Learn to identify the predatory insects that can help to keep aphids and other pests under control
- Spray to control leaf and twig fungus diseases in dogwood, sycamore, hawthorn, and willow trees
- Prune ornamentals for air circulation and to help prevent fungus diseases
- Treat lawns to prevent damage from European crane fly (commonly known as “Mosquito Eaters”)
- Start rose black spot control tactics at bud-break. Control rose diseases such as black spot. Remove infected leaves. Spray as necessary with registered fungicide.
Houseplants and Indoor Gardening
- Trim or shear heather when bloom period is finished
- Start tuberous begonias indoors
- Take geraniums, begonias, and fuchsias from storage, water, and fertilize. Cut back if necessary. Move outdoors in April.
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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