Welcome to the month of June, gardeners! Spring days are here and we are SO ready to get our hands dirty in the garden. Spring has sprung, blooms are blooming, summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get to work. 

"I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth?"

~ Edward Giobbi, Artist 

Check these June gardening tips off of your June to-do lists and check back in with us next month for more! If you missed our tips earlier this spring, you can find there here.

Tree Care

This month, keep an eye out for pests and infestations as the temperatures rise and the pests get hungry! At the first sign of aphids, treat your fruit and shade trees. Signs of aphids include curling and misshapen leaves. Look for them on the undersides of leaves. When possible, use organic treatments such as a homemade soap spray or the introduction of beneficials such as ladybugs.

Another pest to look out for around this time of year is the codling moth in your apple trees. The moth’s larvae are the ones to blame for wormy apples. 

   how to control coding moth in the garden

On other fruit trees including apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarine, grapes, pears, roses, and euonymus, watch for and control powdery mildew with fungicides.

Flowers and Shrubs Flowers and Shrubs

We should be through our cold frosty nights but just in case, remember to cover tender annuals with newspaper or other covers, to protect from frost. 

We are past the typical last frost date, which is May 15 in northern Utah so summer flowering tubers like cannas, begonia, and dahlias can be safely set out.

Keep dead blooms off of your annuals and perennials in order to keep them bushy, full, and blooming!

Apply plant supports to newly emerging perennials and annuals that tend to flop over, such as peonies. Support them before they grow tall enough to fall over.

 

Ponds

As the temperature rises keep adding beneficial bacteria to your pond.

UPDATE: We no longer carry pond plants here at Glover Nursery. Our pond expert Shane went and visited Utah Water Gardens and we are so happy to recommend them to you. 

Not only do they carry Utah’s largest variety of Aquatic Plants including Utah Natives, Winter Hardy Water Lilies, Perennials, Tropicals, and hard-to-find plants, but they are a great locally owned and operated business with a fantastic team. They have a resident botanist and helpful staff to fulfill all of your aquatic plant needs!

Lawn Lawn

It’s sprinkler time! Now is the time to start watering your lawn, but don’t overdo it.  Lawns don’t need to be watered every day, or even every other day.  For guidance on proper lawn watering in your area, be sure to check this weekly watering guide.

If you haven’t already, be sure to aerate your lawn.

Fertilize your lawn every 30 to 90 days starting now but be careful not to over-fertilize. Always follow the label.  Now is also a good time to apply iron to your lawn. Iron helps to ensure a healthy, lovely green lawn that doesn't grow excessively and is easier to maintain.

As the weather warms up, keep your lawn mowed between 2-3″.

For more tips, check out our Seasonal Tips page!

 

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Get Ready for Spring: March Gardening Tips

Your To-Do List: April Gardening Tips

Did you know landscaping isn’t just for aesthetics? It is of course an enjoyable aspect - who doesn’t love a beautiful yard - but a properly landscaped yard can also save you money on your energy bill. Plants, trees, and shrubs planted in suitable locations are not only pleasing to the eyes but can cool your yard and home during the dog days of summer by providing shade and cooling breezes.

Shade shade from garden trees

The summer months can be almost unbearable when exposed in the sun, but a shade tree can turn a hot backyard into a cool oasis. Shade trees are not only great for escaping the summer heat, but they will also help cool your home. A US Department of Agriculture study found that shade trees reduced annual energy use for cooling by 10 to 50 percent. 

Roofs, especially when they are a darker color, absorb heat from the sun, raising your home's temperature and making your Air Conditioner Unit work overtime. Shade trees can help alleviate this effect. 

Speaking of AC Units, the same effect that cools your roof can help keep your AC from working overtime. Planting a shrub or bush near the unit can help cool your AC unit. The shade and transpiration from the bush keeps your AC unit from having to work as hard to cool your house, saving energy and lowering your electric bill. 

Trees and shrubs planted along the west side of your home will help protect it from the peak afternoon sun. Another sun deflector is ivy, either grown on the outer wall of your home or on trellises.

You may also like to read about The Many Benefits of Shade

Create A Cool Breeze

Properly placed, a tree can make shade during the day and create a cool breeze in the evenings. 

A landscaper can help with placement but your best pruning practices are to prune low branches as air moves the fastest in the area beneath the lowest branch. In tandem with the trees, shrubs planted beneath a window will push the breeze up into your home. 

Planting hardy evergreens along the northwest part of your property will also direct southerly winds towards your home. pruning trees

Get your trees planted soon to start saving money on your energy bills ASAP.

Some of our favorite fast to medim growing shade trees & shrubs are:

1.Village Green Zelkova

This tree is fast-growing and grows to a height of about 40' and a width of 35-40'. It enjoys the sunshine and is vase-shaped, but a bit more rounded than its Green Vase counterpart. It turns rusty-red in the fall. 

2.Northern Red Oak

The Northern Red Oak is another fast-growing tree that reaches heights of 50-60' with a width of about 40-50'. It turns a lovely dark red during the fall season. The leaves persist on the tree into the winter months. It’s a hardy tree, resistant to pollution with a moderate salt and alkaline tolerance.

3.Tulip Tree

This tree is medium growing with a mature height between 45-60' and a width of 30-40'. It thrives in sunny spots and produces green, orange, and yellow tulip-shaped flowers in late spring. Its pale green leaves turn yellow in fall.

4.Butterfly Bush

These fast-growing bushes reach a height & width of 18-24". It’s a hardy shrub that also likes to be in the sun.  It has purple-blue blooms in the summer and attracts pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. 

5.Smoke Bush

This is a deciduous shrub or small tree with beautiful purple-pink smokey plumes and purple leaves. It is a medium growth rate plant, growing 1-2 feet per year with a mature size of about 10’ tall and wide.

6.Ninebark

Ninebark is a great ornamental shrub that is a favorite among gardeners in cold areas because of its hardiness and four-season appeal. Plant the ninebark in sunny spots that get a little bit of shade. Its flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. 

Give us a visit and let our experts help you pick out the right trees & shrubs to help keep your home and yard cool all summer long. 

To learn about how trees and shrubs can also help with a waterwise landscape, tune into our live with arborist James Batton on May 26th. 

 

Other Related Resources:

How Planting Trees Affects Air Quality 

12 Great Trees For Utah

Pre-Emergent and Hi-Yield Dormant Spray 

Spring has sprung! Have you been checking off your March gardening to-do list? We recommend different products throughout the year to help you get the most out of your gardens. We have two products that we know will benefit you and up your gardening game. Check them out: 

Ferti-lome Dormant Spray

What is Dormant Spray?

Dormant Spray is made up of Paraffinic Oil and water and is for use on ornamental trees, shrubs, fruit trees, and shade trees.

How Does It Work?

They are used to control pests and insects on trees and shrubs by covering leaves and limb surfaces, killing insects and insect eggs. They aren’t toxic or harmful to helpful pollinators because it dissipates quickly before pollinators arrive later in the spring. It’s also safe to use around children and pets. 

What Pests Does It Work On?

Dormant spray is effective on aphids, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, adelgids, leafhoppers, mites, and more! It is the most effective on young insects so the timing is important. Mature insect pests are harder to get rid of. 

When Should You Apply Dormant Spray?

As the name implies, you should use it when your tree or shrub is dormant but the buds are swollen and about to break open. Depending on which Dormant Spray you use, there are other factors that can affect its effectiveness so be sure to read the label. Our favorite dormant spray is the ferti-lome Hi-Yield Dormant Spray and you shouldn’t use it if the temperatures exceed 85 degrees. Typically try to avoid spraying on hot, sunny days or when the temperature is close to freezing. Ideal conditions for spraying are 40-70 degrees. If the buds have already opened, do not use it as it will impact the development of fruit and will adversely affect pollination.

 

Pre-Emergent

What is Pre-Emergent?

Pre-emergent is a herbicide that kills unwanted weeds and plants. As the name suggests, it works before the weeds have begun to sprout. It prevents seeds from developing, but will not affect plants that already have roots growing.  As such,  once the weeds have started growing, pre-emergent will not be effective (though, if you pull the weeds and then apply it, it will work for the prevention of new seed development).

How Does It Work?

Pre-emergent creates a protective layer in the soil. It contains chemicals that prevent seed development. As weed seeds begin to germinate, the roots will hit the protective layer. As it is a herbicide the product will prevent it from continuing its growth. You will never see the starts peeking through the soil!!

When Should You Apply Pre-Emergent?

As we mentioned pre-emergent should be applied before weeds start to emerge from the ground. Weeds have different germination periods, but the end of March or early in April will have the best effect.  It’s better to apply it too early than too late. Apply pre-emergent evenly to the needed area and then water it in to solidify the protective layer. 

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April days are upon us. Those long spring days spent outside in our gardens are ahead of us. The temperatures are warming up and we start to see more and more buds and blooms. Now is the time when our garden to-do lists seem never-ending…and we couldn’t be more thrilled!Gardening quotes

There are no days in the whole round year more delicious than those which often come to us in the latter half of April... The sun trembles in his own soft rays... The grass in the meadow seems all to have grown green since yesterday... though there is warmth enough for a sense of luxury, there is coolness enough for exertion. 

~Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "April Days”

Check these April gardening tips off of your April to-do lists and check back in with us next month for more! 

If our missed March’s list, you can find it here.

Tree Care Tips 

Fertilize Shade and Fruit Trees Tips

Deep Soak Trees And ShrubsDeep Soak Trees And Shrubs, Especially If The Winter And Spring Have Been Dry.

Weeding, Pruning, Fertilizing

Prepare for Weeds & Pests Prepare for Weeds & Pests

lawn care tipsLawn Care Gardening Tips

Watering Tips 

Further Reading: Top Three Tips for Maintaining Lawns

Happy gardening to you! heck out our seasonal gardening tips for even more information and come on over to see us with any questions or to grab the products you need to help your lawn and garden thrive

 

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Gardening It's All in the Family

Creative Gardening Pairings from Monrovia

March means that spring is almost here - the first official day of spring is Sunday, March 20th. We are springing forward, days are getting longer, and plants are starting to sprout up from the ground. We are even enjoying some early spring blooms like Helleborus and pansies. It’s time to get busy and start prepping your garden for the growing season. We’ve got some tips and tricks to share with you. 

Add these tasks to your March gardening “To-Do List”: 

 

Prepare Your Trees Prepare Your Trees

Early March is the time to prune peach, plum, cherry, and apricot trees. If you hadn’t pruned your apple trees and any other shade or fruit tree back in February, prune them now as well. Apply dormant spray to fruit trees, shade trees, and shrubs to help control insects such as aphids, scale, and mites that will be coming back in the spring. 

 

PrPrepare Your Garden Soil & Bedsepare Your Garden Soil & Beds

It’s time to shake off the winter vibes and remove the winter layer of mulch from around perennials and roses. Rake out debris from your flower and shrub beds. If you are planning on moving your shrubs, do it now before they start to bud. 

Once the soil has dried out enough, nutrient-rich compost can be added to flower beds. Don’t work the soil if it’s too wet because it causes compaction. 

Check the consistency of your soil - it should crumble when squeezed in your palm and then be released. Apply fertilizer to your shrubs and perennials. Some shrubs may also need an application of iron in March. 

You may also like to read: 5 Things to do While Waiting for Spring

 

Prepare Your Flowers Prepare Your Flowers

It will feel as if they’ve just arrived but make sure that spring-flowering shrubs like forsythia and lilac are pruned as the blooms start to fade. Also, prune your rose bushes as the leaf buds start to swell. Summer flowering shrubs like potentilla and many spireas can be pruned at the end of March or early April. 

Start begonias, dahlias, and other tubers indoors for earlier blooms. For more on starting bulbs indoors, check out How to Start Seeding Indoors

Another useful resource: Growing from Seed

 

Prepare Your Garden ToolsPrepare Your Garden Tools & Equipments 

It’s time to break out your equipment and make sure your garden tools are still working and in good shape. Service your power equipment and sharpen your lawnmower blades. Now is also a good time to organize your tool sheds and storage areas so that come gardening time you won’t waste any time finding what you need. 

If short days, spent mostly inside have given you the winter blues, we are almost there! Getting back out in the garden has numerous benefits for our mental and physical health. Take care of these gardening items in March and springtime will be here before you know it. If you’re a newbie ready to start a garden, the expert gardeners at Glover Nursery are so happy to help. Consider joining our Facebook community for a wealth of shared knowledge and beautiful gardening pictures.

You might also be interested: Planning Your Garden

 

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Early Spring Recommended Products

5 Things to do While Waiting for Spring

At Glover Nursery we are dedicated to helping you achieve your garden goals. We love to answer your questions and set you up for success with the best  plants and garden supplies. Recently, we’ve received a few questions from you all about raised garden beds: what are they, how do I make one, what are the benefits, and how can I make sure it's successful? We want to answer all of your raised bed questions right now! 

What Is A Raised Garden Bed? What Is A Raised Garden Bed

Raised bed gardening is a type of gardening in which the soil is lifted above ground level and enclosed. The structures for raised beds, a platform with four walls or garden boxes, can be constructed out of wood, rock, or concrete and can be any size that works for you and your space! From small patio gardens to large backyard spreads, raised beds are a great choice. 

The soil in a raised bed is typically enriched with compost. Personally, we suggest Rich and Complete; it works wonders in raised beds!

History of raise vegetable gardenWhat Is The History of Raised Garden Beds?

Raised garden beds can be dated back to medieval times when farmers would use walls made of woven limbs and branches - wattle fences - to keep their gardens contained. Fast forward to the 18th century when Parisian gardeners would use horse manure to grow vegetables to sell at the market. In the 1970s this way of gardening was appealing to smaller-scale home gardeners because of the higher yield. 

What Can You Grow In A Raised Garden Bed? 

When it comes to raised garden beds you can grow a wide selection of different plants. Some annuals you could grow in your raised bed garden are petunias, pansies, and a variety of herbs. Vegetables like carrots, kale, cucumber, lettuces, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, peas, beans, and squash are common for raised garden beds. If there is a vegetable that you eat often, you can likely grow it in your raised garden!

Pro Tip: Use trellises for plants like peas that like to crawl. things you can grow in your raise garden

Another useful link: Learn about Setting Your Veggie Beds Up For Success Garden

What Are The Benefits of a Raised Garden Bed?

An elevated garden bed is beneficial for a number of reasons - both for you and your plants. First, lifting your garden from ground level makes bending over and working on your garden less of a strain on your body. You can lift it as high as you need - as long as you can fill it with soil! 

A raised bed also isolates your plants and helps prevent weeds and pests. Because you add all the soil to the garden bed, it will likely be way more nutrient-rich so that you can grow more in a smaller amount of space. The soil will also be more aerated and have better draining. Your plants will love it!

Raised garden beds allow for a longer growing season because they warm up quicker in the spring, and cool down slower in the fall. You can also cover them as the weather gets colder and create a kind of greenhouse. 

Depending on the size of your outdoor space, raised garden beds can fit into small spaces or large spaces. They’re very versatile. 

You may also read: Cost Effective Veggies For Your Garden 

benefits of raise garden

How Can I Create a Raised Garden Bed?

Many people choose to build their raised garden beds themselves with treated  2 x 4s or retainer wall materials. If you are crafty, building raised beds could be a fun weekend project! Some home improvement stores even provide raised garden bed kits. 

At our garden center, we carry beautiful cedar raised garden boxes made by local artisans that have a 3'x6' growing area with a small platform around the side to give space for holding material while planting in the box. The full size of the box is 42"x78” and the boxes hold a cubic yard of soil. 

Let us know in the comments if you plan to start a raised bed this spring! If you already have one - tell us your favorite thing to grow. If you’d like to join an ever-growing online garden community for both beginners and seasoned gardeners alike, come say hello in our Glover Nursery Gardening Group. The community is always sharing their garden wins and gardening tips.

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Set Your Veggie Beds Up For Success Garden

February Gardening Tips 💡

We are inching closer and closer to spring! 

It’s not spring yet but I swear we can already smell it. February is another month of maintenance and preparation to help ensure a successful growing season. We are gearing up at the nursery with new shipments of gardening tools, seeds, water plants, and more! We’re also bringing on new team members to help better serve the Utah gardening community come March and April. 

If you think you, or someone you know, would make a great fit here at the garden center, make sure to send in an application

Here are some of our top monthly tips for February but definitely check out even more seasonal planting tips & tricks.

 

Prune Shade Trees Pruning Trees for your garden

The end of February is the time of the year to prune your shade trees because they are dormant and less susceptible to bugs and disease. You can also prune apple and pear trees. When you prune, you will cut off broken or dead branches and trim the top branches. Make sure that your cuts are angled and clean. Pruning your trees encourages new growth so your tree can provide even more shade in the summer month. 

Related Reading: Need more shade in your backyard? If you live in Utah you're in luck. Our shade trees will turn your backyard into an instant oasis for all your summer activities. We've got a wide variety of instant shade trees and we deliver and install them too! 

Read more: Instant Shade For Your Yard 

 

garden pond maintenance checkCheck Your Garden Ponds


There are a few things to keep an eye on in February when it comes to your pond. Make sure to check the heaters and aerators often to make sure that they are working properly. Ponds also must have a hole in the ice to release noxious gasses that form from decomposing matter in the pond. Pond owners will also want to check for ice dams. Ensure they are not forming on waterfalls or streams that might divert water level over the liner.

Related Viewing: In this video, Glover Nursery's water garden manager, Shane, gives you a quick checklist to go through when preparing your pond for winter. Watch here

 

 

Pick Up Your Flower and Vegetable Seeds Flower and Vegetable Seeds for your garden

 

New seeds are rolling into the garden nursery all the time! Now is the time to look through plant catalogs for plants and ideas you may want to incorporate  like companion plantings into your garden beds. Order / come pick out your seeds or plugs now to get them started early indoors and for the best selection.

Growing plants from seeds is an exciting and fulfilling undertaking. If you haven’t done it before, Glover Nursery is here to help. Utah gardeners now’s the time to start your seeds inside (also known as seeding indoors). We’ve got you covered with all the tips and tricks (& seeds!). 

 

You may also check out our seasonal tip videos here. 

We are available for all of your gardening questions - that’s what we do! Come down and visit us at the garden center, give us a call, or reach out on social media.

 

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Gardening It's All in the Family

Do you know how to make your plants thrive? This article will tell you about the tips that will help you be your plants SuperHero this year.

So many people picked up the good habit of gardening over the last few years. Here at Glover Nursery we’ve noticed that the number of new gardeners we’re helping keeps going up and up every year. And we love it!

Plant Gardening is an incredible hobby. Not only does it bring you joy, it can help keep you in good health. There’s extraordinary benefits that you gain both body and soul when you garden. 

We know how good gardening is for each and every human and that’s why we want to make sure that new gardeners know how to give that good ole TLC right back to the plants in your life. 

The number one issue we see with new gardeners is a lack of understanding around under/over watering. Below are 5 tips to show you how to be your plants SuperHero and keep them strong and thriving throughout the year. It may take time, patience, and some trial-and-error but you can save the day and be your plants’ superhero by following these steps:

Check for Signs of Over or Under WateringCheck for Signs of Over or Under Watering

Plants need water. But did you know that not only too little but too much water can be a problem?  

UnderwateringUnderwatering

This is the number one reason we see plants returned here at the nursery. To be a gardener in Utah is to understand that we live in a desert. Very few plants can survive here without regular watering. There are a few times a year where we can rely on rain/snow but for the most part your plants will need watering assistance from you throughout the year. Even in the winter! 

Signs that you may be underwatering: your plant is wilting or drying out or you may even notice burn spots on the leaves. If you notice this it’s a sign that your plant needs to be watered more regularly. Start with a good long soak then up your regular watering schedule until you see the plant return to its regular perky, happy, healthy green. 

OverwateringOverwatering

If you have been overwatering, the soil will be moist and the leaves will be yellowish. Overwatering can cause the roots to rot. To fix this, stop watering ASAP, and if you can, move the plant out of direct sunlight until the soil that dries. To avoid this mistake, look up your plant to figure out what its exact watering preferences are. You can also snap a photo and send it to the experts here at Glover Nursery. We’re happy to help you diagnose your plant's issues and get it back to health. You can submit an inquiry via our website plant diagnosis form here

Remove Dead Leaves/Branches Remove Dead Leaves/Branches

In order to let the plant focus on new growth, you must remove dead leaves and branches. This is also called pruning. You can use a pair of scissors or shears to cut away brown leaves and dead branches. Every plant has it’s perfect season for pruning. A quick internet search will reveal your plant's best time for a little hair cut. It may feel like you’re harming the plant, but you’re helping it so much in the long run!

Consider the LightingConsider the Lighting

Different plants need different amounts of light - some plants prefer hours of exposure to direct sunlight, others thrive in the shade. Make sure you know which your plant prefers and plant it/place it in your home accordingly. If a plant is getting too much or not enough sunlight, it could contribute to its decline. Just adjusting it’s sun exposure can make all the difference!

Feed It Additional NutrientsFeed It Additional Nutrients

Maybe your plant is malnourished and not getting all of the nutrients it needs.You can remedy this using fertilizer or compost. Signs of a malnourished plant include weak stems and discolored leaves. Glover Nursery recommends: TKTK to help revive your plant. 

When all else fails…Look for Signs of Life

Check your plant for any hint of green - even if your plant is completely brown, it may still be alive! If you can’t find any sign of life in the leaves or stems, see if you can check the roots. The roots are the plant’s support system and can provide plenty of insight into the health of your plant. If the roots are plumb and tan or white, they are likely getting enough water and nutrients to keep the plant going. If the roots are healthy, you are back in business. Your next step is figuring out what is going wrong. You can submit a photo to the experts here at Glover Nursery and we’ll help you diagnose your plant and get it back on the road to health. 

The best way to bring your plant back to life is to go through these steps slowly. Too many changes at once could overwhelm your plant. Once you’ve figured out the problem, stick with those habits to ensure your plant lives a long happy life. If you have any questions about being your plants superhero or need help figuring out how to care for your plant, you can ask our plant diagnosis team.

 

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This is a special time of year! The holiday season is here and we love it for so many reasons, but as a garden center, our favorite part is when Christmas Trees arrive and we get to help everyone who visits Glover Nursery find the right tree for their home. We’ve talked about the environmental benefits of choosing a “real” Christmas tree as opposed to a manufactured one, but when it comes to real trees, there are more choices to be made! 

 

We provide both Fresh Cut and Live Christmas Trees but what is the difference? We’ll tell you

Fresh Cut Christmas TreesFresh Cut Christmas Trees

 

Live Christmas TreesLive Christmas Trees

 

Both of these real Christmas Tree options will make for beautiful decor and provide that fresh pine smell that we all love over the holidays. They each need different types of care and preparation so here are some of our best tips if you chose to go with a Live Tree, that you can plant in your yard after Christmas is over, keeping the magical memories alive: 

 

Dig The Hole Early

This is important because if you wait too long and the ground freezes, you won’t be able to plant your tree. Keep track of temperatures and makes sure to dig the hole before the first hard freeze. A tree planting rule of thumb is to dig a hole the depth of the root ball and two times the diameter. If you don’t already know the size of your tree and safe place to start is about 2 feet wide and 1 ½ feet deep. Keep the dug-up dirt in a bucket and make sure to store it somewhere it won’t freeze. 

 

Keep the Rootball Moist real Christmas Tree

In order to keep your Live Christmas Tree alive while it is indoors, the rootball must always be kept moist. A tip to keep the root ball moist but not overwatered is to display it in a watertight container and use ice cubes that will melt over time. 

 

Have a Transitionary Space

Bringing a live tree indoors from the cold and then back outside again in a few days’ time can send it into shock. Before bringing the tree inside  (and then again when you bring it back inside) store it in a garage, shed, or sheltered area to allow the tree to get acclimated. When you are displaying the tree in your home, make sure to keep it away from heat sources and vents as well. 

 

More and more families are choosing a Live Christmas Tree for their holiday decor. They may require a little extra effort but it’s a great way to savor the wonderful memories of the holidays every time you see the tree growing in your yard. For more information on Live Christmas Trees, watch this video with Ryan Glover. 

 

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Annual Christmas Tree Season

Real Christmas Trees Journey From Farm To Your Home

It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas, right? When it comes time to start decorating for Christmas the age-old question comes up. Do you buy real or artificial Christmas trees this year? People definitely have varying opinions on which they like better, but if you’re looking for the tree with the least environmental impact, you have to go with a real tree. 

We are real tree fans for many reasons, one being: nothing beats the smell of a real, freshly cut Christmas tree. Christmas candles come close, but they just don’t cut it (pun intended). Real Christmas trees are also beautiful and come in all shapes and sizes, but beyond that choosing to buy a real Christmas tree has real economic and environmental impacts and it’s all good news!

Support Local Farmers and Businesses  Local Plant Nursery

When you choose a real Christmas Tree, you are choosing to support local farmers and businesses instead of big box stores. While 80% of manufactured trees are made in China, 350 million real trees are grown on 15,000 different farms here in the United States. The Christmas tree industry provides approximately 100,000 full-time and part-time jobs every year.

Did You Know? North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states!

Check Out Our Favorite Christmas Trees here.

Christmas Tree Land ConservationLand Conservation

As we mentioned before, there are about 15,000 farms growing real Christmas trees and they take up around 350,000 acres preserving green space. Christmas trees can grow in soil that is unfit for most other crops. They even enrich the soil and help the biome and nutrient base in the areas that they are grown by pulling out toxins. Plus you don’t have to fear the Lorax for cutting them down because for every tree that is chopped down at Christmas time 1-3 trees are planted in its place for next time! 

Did You Know?: There are about 30 million real Christmas trees sold every year in the United States. 

They’re Good For the Air Christmas tree farm

Just one acre of a Christmas tree farm provides enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe, every day. This means that the 350,000 acres provide enough oxygen for 6.3 million people per day. That’s a lot of oxygen! Of course with producing oxygen comes absorbing CO2 and other gases. One tree can absorb 1 ton of CO2 in its lifetime. 

Did You Know?: In the nineteenth century Americans would cut their trees in nearby forests. Now Christmas Tree farms make the practice more sustainable. 

Also check out: Christmas Trees Journey From Farm To Your Home.

Recycle Real Christmas They’re Recyclable 

There are over 4,000 programs across the country that help people recycle their real Christmas Trees and of the 25-30 million that are bought each year 93% of them are recycled through those programs! Other people opt to buy trees with their roots still intact so they can plant them in the yard after the holiday festivities are over. Ryan talked about the benefits of purchasing a real tree in our video here.

While real trees are a renewable and recyclable source, artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and even metal toxins. No matter how many times you use the tree, it’s still going to end up in a landfill. 

Did You Know?: The carbon footprint of an artificial tree is about 40kg of C02 compared to a real tree’s which would have a carbon footprint of 3.5 kg-16kg of C02 depending on how you dispose of it. 

We are excited to get our Christmas trees in this year and help you pick out the perfect tree for your home. Read Stay up to date on when the trees arrive to our garden center and more by signing up for our newsletter.

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Glover Nursery
4.5
Based on 999 reviews
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Chase de Grey
Chase de Grey
18:46 08 Jul 22
GO ELSEWHERE. We bought several thousand dollars of trees and shrubs here. Their bookkeeper,... Krystal, had the invoices wrong and insinuated that we stole some shrubs and trees there. We immediately brought them back after realizing THEIR invoicing mistake. They initially refused to take the trees back, and it wasn’t until we said we would dispute it with our card company, they finally accepted them. We’re putting in our yard, so obviously some items didn’t work out. Be warned, if you try to return items, they’ll push back on you — regardless of how much business you’ve given them. After a couple returns, they asked us not to come there anymore — despite us spending THOUSANDS with them. They’re dishonest and rude.We decided since they don’t want our business, to return and cancel all orders with them and go elsewhere. There are several other nurseries in the area that will treat you MUCH better then Glover.read more
K B
K B
19:04 15 May 22
Huge selection and very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I’ve bought may plants from them and all... but one have survived, and it was hassle free to return the one that didn’t. I love that they have multiple size selections for plants so that I don’t have to get a tree that’s huge already if I don’t want to. I also appreciate that they label where things are at so that you can find things if you are looking for something specific.read more
Amy Bauman
Amy Bauman
17:54 13 May 22
I highly suggest this nursery - the only reason it only got a 4-star is because they are very... pricey. Great help, great products, just way too expensive. Parking is a real bear too - I'd suggest going off-hours for the best parking. Even on the busiest weekend, the employees keep up with the check out lanes so the wait to check out has never taken more than 10 minutes.Best nursery I've found in Salt Lake County.read more
s c
s c
21:51 23 Apr 22
Great plants, shrubs and trees! Awesome staff! Great warranty! I've purchased ... everything...soil, annuals, perennials,shrubs and trees I will always purchase from Glover!Awesome staff! Best selection!read more
Tia Johansen
Tia Johansen
21:30 17 Mar 22
Picked up some seeds today. Everyone was very helpful.Three years later this is still a place I... visit very couple of weeks. Great selection and staff.read more
Bill Thompson
Bill Thompson
18:26 09 Dec 21
I have bought everything from garden supplies, bedding plants, trees and even Christmas trees from... Glover's for more than 30 years. They have a great selection, are honest, and stand behind what they sell. They are the best of the best!read more
Alexis Nixon
Alexis Nixon
20:47 02 Oct 21
Rett was AMAZING! So helpful and knowledgeable. He helped us pick the best tree, we're so... excited!!! Definitely come here. 10/10read more
J&A H
J&A H
04:06 21 Sep 21
Everything seems to be great until you have issues with your plants. We are experienced in... gardening/planting and bought some plants from them that are supposed to be under warranty. 2 of 3 were not doing well at all (basically dying) within a couple of months and we came back and see if they can give us a replacement. They told us that they won't do that unless the plants are completely dead. Never heard such a stupid policy... so we'll just wait then until they're dead??! Will not return as customer. There are plenty of other places with better customer service.read more
Rhonda Roth
Rhonda Roth
19:18 18 Sep 21
We have been frequenting Glover Nursery quite a bit while we are re-landscaping out back yard. We... have found their staff to be extremely helpful and very honest. Their staff have guided us toward better plant selection many times to help meet our desire to have low-water plants as much as possible. They also offer up to 5-year warranties on many of their larger plants and trees, if you use certain products when planting. We will continue to return to Glover time and time again for our landscaping needs!read more
Nathan McCleery
Nathan McCleery
16:58 18 Sep 21
They could do a little better on approaching customers and offering to help, especially in the tree... section. They carry lots of healthy plants and have good advice. They offer services to help you if you aren't ready to do it on your own.read more
Deborah Sax
Deborah Sax
13:23 07 Sep 21
Amazing selection- prices are competitive with Home Depot and Lowe’s. They keep the native plants... out much longer in the season- once Home Depot and Lowe’s have cleared their shelves. They have way more choices than you’ll find anywhere else for all variety of plants and trees.read more
Narkutx
Narkutx
00:04 05 Sep 21
Very bad experience. We got sand from them for a job and when we finished we had leftovers of sand.... We called in to make sure if we could return the leftovers and they said we could but we need the receipt for it. Afterwards we got to Glovers Nursery and they said they couldn’t take returns. Such a waste of a drive to be honest. If you’re looking for nursery much better go to others ones they’re way cheaper too.read more
LANCE SAUNDERS
LANCE SAUNDERS
23:53 03 Sep 21
After shopping six different nurseries in the last couple of days looking for specific trees I... wanted, I visited this place. This is really a gold-star type place. Great variety and reasonable prices in a beautiful setting. Their customer service was very good. Helpful people willing to assist and answer questions. I’m sure I’ll be a regular customer here. Well done.read more
Jason Harris
Jason Harris
17:22 07 Aug 21
They have an amazing variety of plants, and the nursery is so easy to navigate with signs pointing... you to where you need to go. Ordered 77 plants and 3 trees from them and they all arrived looking healthy and vibrant.Ordered mulch this summer as well, and they gave a quick refund when we accidently ordered one too many truck loads of mulch.Have a few plants that are struggling after being planted. If they don't make it I am anxious to see how seamless the plant warrantee is.read more
Natalie Barnes
Natalie Barnes
03:27 21 Jul 21
Tons of beautiful plants: flowers, trees, shrubs, and more. Lots of decor, statues, fountains, etc.... Helpful staff. Love coming here.read more
Kenneth Hixson
Kenneth Hixson
02:52 09 Jul 21
Fantastic nursery. Every tree we have gotten here has done really well. Very knowledgeable and... polite staff!read more
vivian Dowsett
vivian Dowsett
04:26 22 Jun 21
If you are fortunate enough to have Bret help you, he's the man! I had a list of plant material... for my xeriscaped front yard and he helped me find the best looking plants and was very patient and knowledgeable when I wanted to change the plan a bit. I found all the 50+ plants I was looking for. Highly recommend.read more
Cassandra Fale
Cassandra Fale
22:51 16 Jun 21
Purchased two plants just over one year, on 5/22/2020, is now 6/16/2021. I called Glover Nursery... and they won't return because it's been one year and 25 days. I totally understand the one year policy, but that is poor customer service. It could have benefited them to return the plants that had a guarantee and fill my ever growing list of products I had planned on purchasing there. We will take our business elsewhere.read more
Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson
23:45 12 Jun 21
Just had a terrible experience at Glover. I’m a design client and we installed about 40 plants... early spring. Three of the plants didn’t do well despite all others thriving. I called about replacing them under warranty, and they suggested to give them some more time. Three weeks later and still not doing anything. They said to email photos and I did. They said to dig them up and bring them in for credit. And since they didn’t have the same plant in stock, they gave suggestions on alternative plants to replace them. I mention I’ll be in today and when I get to the office, which wasn’t easy to find the right person, they act like they’ve never heard of me. Want me to show them the email chain, want to see the pictures of the dead plants, which I had already sent. Their tone sounded like I was trying to pull one over on them. How hard is it to replace three small plants that never grew after being planted in the first place. They finally give me a credit. Then zero help to find any of the replacement plants. Searching all over the property, finally find them and then the checkout people tell me I can’t buy those because they aren’t the same plant. But they don’t have the plant in inventory, thus the different plant. After arguing with the checkout people, which I feel super bad about, they finally let me go. What a fiasco, and they were the ones that sold me the dormant (actually dead) plants.read more
Sheila Passey
Sheila Passey
19:11 19 May 21
We love Glover because they have pretty much whatever you might need. The employees are always very... courteous and helpful as well as knowledgeable. The price point might be a little higher than WalMart, Costco, or Home Depot but the quality of product and service are likely a little higher, too. Choose carefully what time of day you go because they are always so busy!!read more
Aymee Renissa
Aymee Renissa
18:08 15 May 21
Beautiful nursery but everyone still has the bug to garden so a lot of items were out if any at... all. No fault to their own. Watched an employee getting upset with a man because he did not stop to show her his receipt instantly. Perhaps had she been doing more than sitting in a corner she would not have to yell at him.read more
Claire Donnelly
Claire Donnelly
03:50 15 May 21
The best nursery in Utah. Good customer service. Fair prices and high quality plants and goods.... Love it here.read more
Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams
02:46 07 May 21
Very helpful and their selection of plants and trees is HUGE! We purchased trees here last week and... they had many employees who were knowledgeable and helpful. Loading was easy too. This place is the best for plants and trees.read more
Jenny Walsh
Jenny Walsh
05:44 16 Apr 21
Glover is by far my favorite nursery in the valley. Not only do they have a huge selection of... perennials annuals and trees, but everything is organized and labeled in a way that makes it easy and fun to shop and find what you need. I don’t even live close to Glover, but I happily drive past 5 closer nurseries to get to them!read more
Charami Boyter
Charami Boyter
06:08 05 Apr 21
Hydrangea Heaven! I love this place and have spent hours roaming around their grounds. I love that... the employees are knowledgeable but not pushy, friendly but not overbearing and that the prices are reasonable. They also have lots of hard to find varieties, like the yellow raspberry plant I was searching for last year. Also, lovely fountains and unique statues. I can't wait to get there this year and start planting!**Would also like to give a huge shout-out to Jessica for helping me out and saving me hours of time the other day! She really went above and beyond and it was SO helpful to have someone fun and knowledgeable to shop with. Thanks Jessica!read more
Robert Noble
Robert Noble
05:13 05 Apr 21
Great quality plants and service. Will give you a five year guarantee on some plants if you use... their mycorrizae (Mykes) product. Definitely worth it. I've only had to return one plant out of many. Can't beat that!read more
Anthony Duncan
Anthony Duncan
01:11 04 Apr 21
Always very knowledgeable about whatever questions I have about landscaping. Also very helpful in... assisting me to get the right plant or product.read more
Trae Collier
Trae Collier
03:25 03 Apr 21
Great selection with an easy following layout to find exactly what you need. Unique and interesting... garden ornaments at reasonable prices to decorate your gardenread more
Michael Hudson Jr
Michael Hudson Jr
04:21 26 Mar 21
They had everything we needed, and some things we did not ! Great experience all around! Will... return to get all of our gardening needs!read more
Stephanie Bergeson
Stephanie Bergeson
17:16 16 Mar 21
This is our favorite nursery. The staff is always helpful and knowledgeable. They have an awesome... selection of cool plants, bushes and trees that varies throughout the season. Good warranties on a lot it too. We're rookie gardeners and most of we've planted from here has done well so far.read more
Trisha Kingston
Trisha Kingston
12:44 16 Mar 21
Awesome selection. Higher prices than most places on trees etc, prob because they sale to prof... gardeners, but decent on some smaller plants. Go to for hard to find plants.read more
Brian Gull
Brian Gull
22:27 16 Jan 21
Love this place! Great people, great selection of trees and plants.
Amy Reed
Amy Reed
04:02 06 Dec 20
This is the third year in a row that we have purchased our Christmas tree at this nursery. We have... had very few issues with the trees themselves and the customer service here is top notch.The gentlemen who help take the tree to our car and tie it down are always very kind and professional. They do a great job every time. We haven't had any issues with the trees sliding around on the car and they have never caused any damage to our cars.The customer service has always been very professional as well. They are considerate people who always make sure we are happy with our trees.The only issue we had was the first tree we purchased from them. It did dry out a little quicker than we had planned but luckily it was very close to Christmas, so it was no problem. They have a good selection of trees and carry everything from little tiny two foot trees to enormous 10 foot plus trees.I highly recommend this nursery, not only for Christmas trees, but also for gardening all year long. The staff is always knowledgeable and great to work with.read more
Ryan Haroldsen
Ryan Haroldsen
06:20 15 Nov 20
Definitely the best place I've ever worked. All the people here are great and it's great visiting.... No other place with such friendly employees. All in all, this is absolutely the place to go if you are in need of plants.read more
Tenzin Lhanzey
Tenzin Lhanzey
00:18 03 Nov 20
I love this nursery. Stopped by today to pick up a tree from there. Ryan was very helpful with... picking the right tree for our backyard. Thank you!!read more
Tanya Hales
Tanya Hales
20:05 22 Sep 20
We've loved the trees we've bought here. We are looking at other plants and water features now. The... selection is amazing.read more
Jaana Bess
Jaana Bess
20:30 18 Sep 20
Ask for McKayla she knows evwrything about trees amd she is super nice.
Lyle Odendahl
Lyle Odendahl
15:10 14 Sep 20
This is a great local nursery. When you are ready to get better service and products than you can... find at the big box stores, great over to Glover. You'll find better service, better expertise, and surprisingly competitive prices. The plants are localized to our climate, instead of the Bonnie brand that everybody else sells and who knows where are grown. You'll find a large selection of fruit and ornamental trees, bulk soil amendments (bagged too), bedding plants, and the great variety of goods you'd expect to find at a large local nursery. I'm glad a rediscovered this nursery after Western Gardens closed our local store.read more
Jace Copier
Jace Copier
20:12 08 Sep 20
Beautiful layout, friendly employees with vast knowledge about plants and gardening. I love this... place!read more
Nathan Harris
Nathan Harris
13:38 08 Sep 20
They didn't have Marijuana, no weed!
Andra Meyer
Andra Meyer
15:33 07 Sep 20
They have the largest and best selection of plants! I drive from Lehi because there’s nothing that... compares anywhere closer.read more
Nate Brown
Nate Brown
02:29 06 Sep 20
Huge selection. This place goes on forever!
Randy Jarvis
Randy Jarvis
22:00 02 Sep 20
Great selection of all your gardening Landscaping needs. Friendly staff always willing to help
Anfaney Gladwin
Anfaney Gladwin
17:39 02 Sep 20
They have a decent selection of things you can buy at any other garden center at a slightly... inflated price. They are starting to carry more hard to find items. I wish they would carry more native/drought resistant plants.read more
Jim young
Jim young
14:05 01 Sep 20
Found employees to be very helpful, they have a plant selection wider and better than most, if you... are looking for a unique company that offers all the experience and materials with great service check them out, oh they even help you out to your vehicle with your purchase..old school service done right!read more
Jeremy Schow
Jeremy Schow
23:45 29 Aug 20
Best nursery in the valley! Seriously beautiful with many different plant species, it's a must see!
Amber Shaw
Amber Shaw
17:03 03 Aug 20
We've been to many garden centers over the years and BY FAR Glover is the best around. Everything... we've purchased from them has been high quality and has done very well in our garden. We've also used their delivery services and well as their planting services- both of which were wonderful! They arrive on time and the work is done very professionally. They also have staff that are very knowledgable about the plants and products they sell, which is something other nurseries are seriously lacking with their employees, so that's something I appreciate! All of our purchases from trees, to flowers to veggies have always done great, I couldn't rave about them more!read more
Christopher Colling
Christopher Colling
18:49 29 Jul 20
Absolutely outstanding service! Val & McKayla were extremely helpful, going above & beyond to take... care of me today. I am a landscape contractor & I appreciate being taken care of so well. Wholesale or retail, I recommend Glover Nursery! 10/10.read more
Joan Dorney
Joan Dorney
01:43 28 Jul 20
They are fantastic to deal with. Very courteous and friendly. Went out of their way to help us get... our Japanese Pagodaread more
Garrett Marshall
Garrett Marshall
00:44 14 Jul 20
My girlfriend and I decided as first time plant buyers to make this the first nursery we visited in... our quest to find the perfect ensemble of pet safe, shade friendly, and easy to maintain plants because of the rave reviews Glover's has (which I spent an hour reading through simply because they were pleasant to read). Rett kindly greeted us within about 2 minutes of us starting to browse the rows and rows of plants. He asked what we were looking for. We explained and he quickly pointed us to which spots of the nursery would have plants fitting our criteria. He taught us where to look to find plant information which was very helpful to us newbies. He provided wise words: to start small with our plants and to grow our garden as we became more comfortable with our green thumbs. He answered every question we had with knowledge and the occasional--and very welcomed--joke! We will always come back to Glover's after this amazing experience on our very first visit. Thanks Glover's and thanks Rett!read more
Clifford Sackett
Clifford Sackett
16:21 03 Jul 20
They have some native plants that you can't find anywhere else. And a good selection of trees
Rhiannon L
Rhiannon L
01:02 01 Jul 20
This is my preferred nursery. There are so many people who offer tips and advice and you can return... stuff and get your money back. There are so many options of different plants too! I was looking for bushes and OMG -- so many varieties. Worth the trip across the valley to visit Glover's.read more
Kat Child
Kat Child
16:42 01 Jun 20
I love this nursery SO much. Every time I come here the staff is friendly and helpful and if they... don’t know the answer, they find someone who does. I will only purchase my plants from Glover, they absolutely thrive! And their soil is incredible! Not to mention it’s good for the soul to just walk around and take in how gorgeous this place is. Thank you Glover Nursery!!!read more
Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson
22:44 23 Apr 20
This is a good place to go for some of your less-common trees. Great variety. Knowledgeable staff.... And beautiful grounds.read more
Matt Connors
Matt Connors
17:04 23 Apr 20
Incredible selection. A sales rep. named Lynn was incredibly helpful to me and took an hour to... listen to what I wanted, present options, and seemed very knowledgeable. He even made sure everything was loaded properly and protected from wind during transport. I appreciated this because it's such a busy time for them! I'll definitely be back and thank you, Lynn!read more
Alexandra McCauley
Alexandra McCauley
04:37 29 Sep 18
My first time visiting, and I had a great time! The staff was nice, very attentive, and willing to... answer all of my questions!! I LOVE the plants we got! 🌼🌼 I can't wait to go back!read more
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9275 S. 1300 W. West Jordan, UT 84088 Phone: (801) 562-5496 Fax: (801) 562-5595 Email: [email protected]

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