Even though winter months have just barely begun, for gardeners, it’s time to start thinking about spring! 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!). 

One of the best benefits of growing from seed is that you have more options than you do when you transplant. If you’re looking to grow a lot, it’s typically cheaper too. You can start all sorts of seeds indoors, including broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, and tomatoes to name a few favorites here at the nursery. As for vegetable gardening, seeds that have a slower root development, like cauliflower, eggplant, and peppers, also benefit from being started indoors. But it doesn’t have to stop at vegetables! We have a HUGE selection of seeds from veggies to fruits to plants and flowers for your garden. Visit our Utah garden center to see the entire range of hundreds of choices. 

You may also check out: How to Plant Seeds for a Home Herb Garden

How to Get Started Planting Seeds Indoors?

You can refer to this planting calendar for the ideal planting time for your seeds. 

Other useful links: Seasonal Tips: Seeding for spring

Watch Your Garden Seeds Grow

Keep your pots moist and check them regularly. Once you start to see sprouts, move the containers to a light source like a window or indoor grow lights, if you have them. If you place them by a window, make sure to regularly rotate your containers so the plants are getting equal amounts of light. Keep making sure you are not over or under watering your plants

Signs of Overwatering: Yellow wilting leaves, mold or mildew, stunted growth. 

Signs of Underwatering: Soil pulling away from the container, brown drying leaves.

With a little bit of TLC, you’ll have healthy sprouts in no time, and come spring you can plant them in their more permanent home: your garden! If you ever have any questions about growing seeds or any other gardening matter, reach out on social media, give us a call, or even better come and see us at our nursery and garden center in West Jordan, Utah.

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It’s the holiday season..but wait! Don’t forget to winterize your outdoor fountain for the season too. This past year so many gardeners have added water features to their yards. We love the visual calm that a fountain can add to a space and the sound is delightful. Bud did you know that you have to tuck your fountain in for the winter? We’ve received lots of calls asking about how to properly winterize your fountains, so we put together a step-by-step process to help you out. 

Step One: Drain Your Outdoor Water Fountain Drain Your Fountain

The first thing you need to do is drain your fountain. Most fountains will have a plug or rubber stopper in the bottom reservoir so all you need to do is find the stopper and pull it out allowing the water to drain. Then leave it unplugged. If your fountain does not have a stopper you can use a shop vac to remove the water out of the reservoir and all other areas of the fountain with standing water.

Dry Your FountainStep Two: Dry Your Fountain

Next, you will need to dry and clean your fountain. Make sure to completely dry any remaining water with towels or rags. We would also suggest placing old towels or blankets in the bowls to absorb any moisture that may end up in the fountain over the winter from any precipitation or condensation. 

Step Three: Cover Your Fountain Cover Your Fountain

The last step is to cover your fountain aka tuck it in! We suggest using a cover made specifically for your fountain so that it fits properly. If you do not have a cover or have access to one you may use a tarp. Just make sure the tarp doesn't have holes in it! You may need to take the top finial down and place it in the bottom bowl to ensure it doesn't get knocked down during or after the tarping process. Place your cover or tarp over to protect your fountain and make sure it is straight and taut, giving no chance of water or snow to pool on the fountain cover. Secure the cover tightly to the fountain with bungee cords or string.

Over the course of the winter months, we also suggest periodically checking on the fountain to make sure your cover is still securely fastened. Take special care to check on them after it rains or snows. 

We are always happy to answer any yard or gardening questions you may have. We cover relevant topics and answer your questions every week during our Facebook live, Ask Erica, so make sure to join our Facebook Group so that you don’t miss out on them! You can also send us a message, give us a call, or come down and see us in person! 

Happy Holidays!

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At Glover Nursery we carry hundreds of trees so it’s difficult to pick a favorite, but we do love Maple trees a lot. Recently, we compiled our Top 12 Trees to Plant in Utah, and a couple maple varieties made the list because they are so suited for Utah’s planting conditions. There are a million other reasons why we love Maple Trees, one of them being how many types of Maple trees there are!

maple trees fun factFun Fact: Maple Trees are ancient trees dating back over 100 million years ago. That means when dinosaurs were roaming around, there were maple trees! 

Here Are Five More Reasons We Love Maples: 

There Are So Many Varieties

Did you know that there are over 128 varieties of maple trees all over the world? They come in all different shapes and sizes. Some people grow Japanese Maples as tiny Bonsai trees to keep in their home while other Maple varieties can grow over 100 feet tall. Other popular varieties include Sugar Maples and Sunset Maples. With so many choices, there’s a Maple variety suited to any type of landscape project for your garden. 

They Provide Shade

A large variety of Maple trees are an excellent source of shade. Shade trees are beneficial to you and your garden and yard for multiple reasons. Not only will you have a cool place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, but if you position the tree near your home, it can provide shade to an AC Unit and reduce the cost of running it. 

Their Magnificent Fall Colors

Who doesn’t love the bright reds, oranges, and yellows that fall brings. Some of the best fall colors that attract leaf peepers from near and far, come from Maple trees. They are the true super, stars of autumn. Planting a maple in your yard ensures it will be an autumn wonderland that will provide joy for years to come. 

Maple Tree Seeds Are So Fun

Whatever you call them, whirligigs, helicopters, or twirlies, watching a Maple’s seeds spin around in the air as they float to the ground is fun for all ages. 

Bee’s Love Them

We don’t need to tell you how important bees are for pollination. In early spring when bee colonies are in need of food, certain varieties of Maple trees, like Red Maples, are a vital source of pollen and nectar for honeybees because of their early blooming. 

Make sure to come down and visit our garden center to see how many types of Maple Trees we have and pick one (or a few!) out for your yard. We also offer delivery and planting services to make it even easier for you. 

A lot of people ask our team which are the best trees to plant in Utah.  It is never an easy task to choose only a handful out of the hundreds of trees we carry, but, we've done it.  Below are Glover Nursery's Top 12 Trees that are great choices for Utah’s climate and soil conditions. 

All of these are in stock now.  We will continue to bring in more fresh plant material throughout the growing season; we don't stop until winter is upon us.  So, if you are looking to add to your landscape, now is a great time to plant a tree for instant summer shade, the coming fall colors and beauty for years to come.

Oh - and if you want a tree but don't want to do the hard part, we offer delivery and planting services to make it super easy for you. 

 

Evergreen Trees for Utah

  1.  Austrian Pine

    • While the Austrian Pine is native to Austria and the surrounding areas, it is a hugely popular tree in Utah and does extremely well in our conditions. At maturity it reaches a height between 50–60 ft with a spread between 20–40 ft. It’s an extremely hardy tree that can handle heat, drought, alkaline and clay soils.
  2. Blue Atlas Cedar

    • Blue Atlas Cedar is a slow growing tree that will top out between 40-60 ft. It’s a popular conifer due to its attractive evergreen blue/silver foliage. Once established, which takes 2-3 growing seasons, the Blue Atlas Cedar is quite drought tolerant. 
  3. Bosnian Pine

    • This evergreen is slightly smaller at around 40 feet tall and 10 feet wide when it reaches maturity. It gets unique purple cones and is great a great shape for narrow areas.  It can be helpful with noise control when planted in a cluster.
  4. Deodar Cedar

    • The Deodar Cedar is native to the Himalayas and gets its name from the Sanskrit words meaning “timber of the gods”. These have been documented to have grown up to 240 feet in the wild, but will more than likely reach around 70 feet at maturity with a spread of 20-40 feet in our climate. 
  5. Oregon Green Austrian Pine

    • Another variety of Austrian Pine, the Oregon Green is another popular landscape features. Short and stout, a mature Oregon Green Austrian Pine will reach a height of about 10ft and 6ft wide.  It has dark, green, glossy needles that hold tight to the branch giving the appearance similar to a pipe cleaner.

 

Deciduous Trees for Utah

  1. Goldenrain Tree

    • Goldenrain trees are delicate and graceful in appearance with yellow blossoms and “paper lanterns” dangling from its branches.  Don't let the delicate look fool you as it is actually quite hardy. It will grow to a height around 30-40ft with an approximate width of 35ft. These beauties are native to Asia but made their way to the US in 1763.
  2. Norwegian Sunset Maple

    • If you’re looking for a tree with absolutely stunning fall color, this is your tree. Norwegian Sunset Maples grow to about 35ft tall.  In the autumn, the leaves turn an ombre orange tone that is truly picture perfect. But, don't think the fall is the only season for this tree, oh no!  These make for a fantastic shade tree in the hotter months.
  3. Pacific Sunset Maple

    • This is another beautiful fall tree. The beautiful glossy green leaves of spring and summer turn shades of orange, red, and yellow in the autumn. It’s a nice medium size tree growing to about 30ft when fully grown. The Pacific Sunset Maple is adaptable to a range of growing conditions and temperatures.
  4. Zelkova (All Varieties)

    • Any variety of Zelkova will be a great addition to your Utah yard. They are easy to grow, drought tolerant, cold hardy, and used for ornamental purposes or as a shade trees. The Green Vase and City Sprite varieties are two of the most popular in Utah, their unique shapes add some beautiful dimensions to add contrast and visual interest in your landscape. 
  5. Crabapple (All Varieties)

    • Crabapple trees offer great choices for a smaller yards, in park strips, or as a focal point in a garden bed. Their blossoms and fruit will provide lovely pops of color to your landscape, the spring flowers are truly stunning and the fruit will keep the birds visiting throughout the year.  However, if the fruit is not something you want, we have fruitless varieties as well. These blossoms are valuable to pollinators, plus, there are all sorts of recipes you can use with the crabapples! As if that weren't enough, Crabapples do well with Secondary Water
  6. Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

    • Despite its name Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is brilliant all year round. In the spring you’ll appreciate the sweet white flowers followed with purple berries in the summer.  For their grand finale, they display brilliant autumn colors. These shrubby trees are historically significant as they made their debut to fame having been planted on George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.
  7. Streetspire Oak

    • As their name suggests, the Streetspire Oak grows thin and tall which makes them more storm resistant. Their acorns attract wildlife and their dark green leaves turn a lovely rusty red hue in the fall.  A great selection for a narrow areas. 

If you have any questions about what tree may be right for your yard, just ask! Our team of experts at Glover Nursery love to help. Before you come into the nursery to pick up your new tree, it is always a good idea to measure the space you’re looking to fill, the kind of water the tree will receive (culinary or secondary) and the type of soil native to your yard.  We will work with these elements in mind to make sure your selection will thrive for years to come. 

We can’t wait to help you pick out your new tree!

 

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Take a tour with Ryan Glover through our Bulk Product department at Glover Nursery. You can see we have a huge variety of rock, bark, mulch, sand, and more to help your landscape projects.  These products do change throughout the season, so click here to see what is available now.

A couple of highlights include our Glover Top Soil which is our custom blend available both in bulk and in bags. It has the best ingredients in a top soil blend that we carry and you can plant directly into it. It’s great for raised garden beds and flower beds.

Another popular product is our River Cobble. It’s one of our most popular rocks. They are attractive, smooth, and super versatile. You can use them for landscaping, park strips, water features, and more!

If you're looking to create a safe play area in the yard for your kids or grandkids, Playground Chips or Play Sand are both great options. For a swing or slide play area, lay out Playground Chips. They are soft and will cushion the falls that are bound to happen. Play Sand is perfect for a playground box or sandbox. 

One we like to highlight is Nutrimulch, it is a very popular Utah sourced product. It contains a blend of composted turkey manure and bark mulch which provides many nutrients to help your gardens thrive.

 You can pick up our bulk products onsite with your truck or trailer, or if you would prefer delivery, click here. Either way, we're here to help you make the most of your garden.

 

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The heat is here and it reminds us how lucky we are to have beautiful, waterwise perennials in our garden. With the increasing population here in Utah, conserving water is definitely a top priority.

There are many great resources in Utah for guidance on water conservation while gardening.  We've shared many of these programs with you over the years: Utah Department of Water Resources, Conservation Garden Park, USU Extension Services, Red Butte Conservation Garden and Localscapes are all programs or resources we love.  They all have Utah specific guidance with truly beautiful results.

Glover Nursery’s own landscape department participates in the Localscape design program.  If you have done a Localscape design, you might have even worked with one of our experts to create your own waterwise oasis!

Our Top 7 Waterwise Perennials

These make our top 7 for a number of reasons: beauty, aromatic, quick to establish, pollinators love them, season round interest, and of course, water-wise.  We were going to just do 5, but it was impossible to narrow the list down that far.

  1. LavenderLavender -

    Commonly used for aromatherapy, Lavender is also an amazing plant for attracting pollinators.  The purple flower wands bloom prolifically. The flowers create a lovely compliment to their grayish-green leaves and stems. Lavender loves the full sun and, once they are established, can tolerate a great deal of heat and drought.

  2. Upright SedumUpright Sedum – 

    Distinctive, fleshy foliage combined with bright flowers, Sedum is a great, waterwise addition to your garden design. They do better with more sun, tolerate low water well, and add a bright pop of color later in the season.  The texture and color of the leaves prior to flowering add some visual interest and contrast in the mix.

  3. Agastache Agastache (Hummingbird Mint) –  These aromatic, showy, long blooming plants may as well be called “Hummingbirds love me”.  They attract those elusive birds the second they start blooming.  There are many varieties of Agastache available, some of them with very distinct black licorice smelling flowers in bright reds, yellows, purples, oranges and pinks. 
  4. Echinacea Coneflower – This waterwise flower is a classic for a reason, Echinacea (aka Coneflower) makes top 5Echinacea Coneflower lists frequently.  The blooms are beautiful, they are easy to grow, available in all sorts of colors (we have 28 varieties of Coneflower right here at Glover’s!).  Plus, it is well known for it’s healing medicinal properties – an effective immune system booster, very welcome these days!
  5. CoreopsisCoreopsis – A repeat bloomer is a great addition to any area needing summer color.  The bright flowers pop all season long and, added bonus, in addition to being water-wise, is extremely low maintenance. Blooms come in a wide variety of colors make this an easy choice for any color scheme.
  6. YuccaYucca – Rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-like leaves are extremely popular in desert areas for a reason, these are water-wise superstars.  The come in a variety of colors and sizes and make a unique accent piece, especially when they bloom.  During their bloom season, though it is shorter than the others on this list, the spectacluare sight of the tall stalks with bunches of white or cream flowers seem to hover above the leaves. 
  7. HelianthemumHelianthemum – This waterwise flower is also commonly known as Rock Rose or Sun Rose. This is a great ground cover style perennial that resembles a flower carpet in mid to late summer.  When this flowers, it is a show stopper. Deer resistant, disease-resistant, easy to prune, beautiful foliage when it isn’t blooming and truly breathtaking blossoms when it does, added to that list it is also a water-wise perennial…it is clear to see why we couldn’t leave this off the list.   

One other plant category to consider are perennial grasses – while it is ‘grass’, they are not the lawn.  Perennial grasses are waterwise and they add striking visual interest with nice contrast that compliments the blooming perennials listed above. 

Of course, there are loads more waterwise plants to choose from than just these 7 (ok, 8) that will work for your project.  Still, we hope this gives you a good starting point for your new park strip. 

If you're interested in learning more about waterwise solutions for your garden check out the “Flip Your Strip” rebate program. This wonderful program gives an easy way to start moving toward a waterwise yard. You can check out the guidelines and qualifications here.  If you are eligible, you even get money for swapping out your lawn for some truly beautiful perennials.

While they do have a few fantastic examples of how you could design your park strip, the design options are limitless.   

And, as always, if you have any questions, we are here to help.   Come on down and see us at 9275 South 1300 West.

Happy Gardening!

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As we all know by now, the water situation in Utah is not great which is why we've updated one of our most popular blogs with this 2021 Drought Lawn Care edition.  Most cities have asked their residents to reduce water usage as much as possible, starting with lawn.  The Utah Division of Water Resources' motto for lawn maintenance this year is "Survive Not Thrive" which essentially means that the goal is to keep the lawn alive, but without the expectation of a lush, green lawn in the heat of the summer.

For those of us that love our lawns it is definitely a tricky situation, but there are some helpful strategies that you can put in place to keep you lawn in the best shape possible while reducing water use to the recommended guidelines.

ONE. Be Water Wise

Courtesy of the Conservation Garden Park
Courtesy of the Conservation Garden Park

You've probably heard it before but we're going to tell you again. The best way to water your lawn is deeply and infrequently. Utah is already a dry climate, compounded by the drought this season, we want to encourage your grass roots to grow deep.  The deeper the roots are, the better they are at finding and retaining moisture.

The watering guide from the Conservation Garden Park has been updated for 2021.  We highly recommend checking out their website for loads of great resources and information.  On this handy guide, they give specific details on how longto water and how often for different soil types.  Following their recommended guidelines will give your lawn (and trees/shrubs/perennials) the best support with the least amount of water usage.

Be sure to water at the right time of day. Watering during the hottest part of the day means you will lose a good portion of the water (about 70%) to evaporation. In order to make sure that the majority of water you are using gets into the ground, where it is needed - schedule your watering for before 8 AM or after 8 PM.

(Quick Tip: Not sure how to gauge an 1" of water from your sprinklers? It is easy to measure! Take old soup cans or several of the same shape glasses and place them around your yard. Turn your sprinklers on for 10 minutes and then measure how much is in each container. You may find that certain areas of your lawn get more water than others. You can adjust your sprinklers to even out the watering.)

TWO. Cut High

Did you know that cutting your grass too low or by too much can damage it? It's true! Short lawns can look great but you lose the natural protective barrier that a little extra height can give a lawn. For our 2021 Drought Lawn Care Update, the recommendation is to keep your grass cut between 3" to 4". This longer length allows for the roots to be protected and encourages the roots to grow deeper. These factors also help reduce water loss through evaporation. Cut High

Another bonus to keeping your grass a little longer is that you can help prevent weeds from growing. Weeds need sunlight to grow. The natural canopy of longer grass prevents sunlight from hitting the ground and can deter weeds from growing. This is not a full-proof plan. If you are having issues with weeds in your lawn you'll want to apply another layer of pre-emergent during the early summer.

So we've mentioned how tall your grass should be but we haven't told you how often to cut your grass in Utah. This is based on how quickly your grass is growing. Once the grass has matured (about 10 days after planting) it will normally grow about 2/3 cm per week (An inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters if you need help with the conversion like we did). You want to only cut about 1/3 of your grass length. Cutting more of the grass could shock it. Most of the green color of grass is concentrated on its new growth. Mowing your lawn semi-frequently means you will keep the bright fresh green showing.

THREE. Add Moisture Retaining Products.

There are a few moisture retaining products on the market that we recommend to help your lawn (and general garden beds) retain more of the moisture and reduce run-off during watering. These products can be especially helpful in 2021 as you're looking to adjust your lawn care for drought conditions.

1 - Revive Soil Conditioner:Revive Soil Conditioner

Conserves water during times of drought or due to severe heat by wetting the soil deeper which allows your lawn to store more water between irrigations. This product helps to reduce runoff on slopes or due to evaporation. It moves fertilizer deeper into the roots while providing supplemental iron. It assists in breaking up and loosening compacted soil by promoting root activity. Lastly, Revive helps to eliminate dry brown spots and helps turn lawns back to green.

2 - Ground Breaker Soil Penetrant

Revive Soil ConditionerFast acting soil penetrant that softens hard soil, increases drainage & eliminates runoff overnight.  Targets and treats hard & compacted soil and is especially good at treating areas where puddles form, runoff occurs and heavy compaction exists in all soil including heavy clay, silt, sand and caliche.

3 - TurfMAX:TurfMAX

Restores the natural balance to your soil with macro and micro nutrients, pH correctors, beneficial microbes and green grass stimulators – for lawns that look lush, green and healthy. This full spectrum formula is easy to use, gentle enough for kids and pets to play after use and provides the optimal balance for all grasses to thrive. Makes lawns easier to maintain and increases health and density of thick green grass. Helps to soften hard soil and increase strong, deep roots. Apply on top – see results fast.

4 - Hydretain:

HydretainA single Hydretain treatment can increase watering efficiency by managing root zone moisture throughout the day. In independent tests Hydretain has reduced watering by up to 50%.  It manages soil moisture, extending watering intervals for ornamental plants, turfgrasses, trees, shrubs, and agriculture by as much as 2 to 3 times.

We are here Monday - Saturday from 8am to 6pm and will be happy to help with any additional questions you may have.

 

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How to water your new plants...it isn't as simple as you think!

New plants, just like new baby chicks, or a puppy, take some additional care. Watering your new plants is part of that "extra" process. If you've been following along on our spring blog series you've already found the perfect tree, planted it in the perfect spot using the perfect method and now…..just turn on the sprinklers or emitters and I'm done, right?  Nope, not quite. It's time to learn how to perfectly water your newly planted trees and plants.

New trees and shrubs need to be watered deeply and regularly through the first 2 growing seasons. This helps new plants get enough water to those new roots. Until a plant is established with a full root system, sprinkler water or drip systems do not provide a deep enough soaking to saturate the root ball properly.**

Proper watering will allow the plants to establish a deep and strong root system. The bonus is that when you establish good habits now your tree or plant will require less water long term.  But, in the short term, it is incredibly important to follow a good watering protocol. This will ensure those new plants get the best start possible.

The First Year

Growing season #1 – new plants need regular deep soaking.

Water your new plants with the deep soakFirst, we should establish what “deep soaking” is.  Turn your hose on a slow trickle and place it 4-6” from the base of the plant.  Let the hose run between 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the root ball. Deep soaking is the best way to water your new plants.

Deep soaking of a plant in its first year can be broken down into 5 phases.

Phase One

The first week after planting, the tree (or shrub) will go into a bit of shock.  The plant has been getting watered daily in the nursery and now it has been moved, transplanted, and it is in need of some extra water. This will help keep the roots healthy while they start to grow into the soil around the rootball.  For this first week, we recommend deep soaking the new plants every day, saturate the entire rootball so it can feed the tree.

Phase Two

The second week after planting, the plant has started growing into the soil. A pro tip for training the roots to grow deeper is to start adjusting the watering.  Deep soak them every other day so the soil can dry out between waterings. The drying out is necessary for the root system as it helps drive the roots deeper to seek new water sources.  Plus, the time between waterings allows the roots to breathe (and yes, roots breathe!).  Oxygen is as important in plant roots as it is in our lungs. Want to learn more? Check out this great article from Science Line.

Phase Three

The third week, and through the rest of the first growing season, the plants will need to be deep soaked twice per week. You may need a third deep soaking if it's especially hot during the heat of summer.

Phase Four

Fall watering can be reduced further once the temps start to drop to 1 time per week.

Phase 5water your new plants in winter with ice

Winter watering is essential. Some people think that snow will be enough water for plants, but that's not true! We do not get enough snow in our area to saturate the rootball when temperatures creep above freezing.  We've got a fun pro tip to help you keep your newly planted trees watered in the winter.  Fill a large cup (16 oz or more) with ice. Dump the cup of ice on your trees and shrubs. The ice will slowly melt and water your tree. How often you add ice depends on how warm of a winter it is.

The Second Year

Growing season #2 – plants still establishing, deep soak but less often

Phase 1.1

As temperatures start to warm up in early spring, it is a good time to start deep soaking your trees and shrubs.  The ground will likely be dry after winter, so a routine of 1 time per week is good to start in March.

Phase 2.1

Keep deep soaking your new trees and shrubs 1 time per week throughout this growing season. When the temperatures heat up in the summer you can add a second soaking.

Phase 3.1

Winter watering will still be necessary. Use our pro-tip ice trick and the same routine as last year.

sprinklers aren't enough to water your new plants**Sprinklers are designed to put out water in a manner that is wide but shallow watering.  This is fine for the grass or small plants but is not deep enough for trees or shrubs. The saturation from sprinklers only goes about 2-3 inches deep, but a rootball depth is between 8-20 inches.

Drip or emitter systems put out an average gph (gallon per hour), but this is not necessarily an accurate measurement of how much water is getting into the soil.  Emitters have a tendency to get clogged very easily.  Additionally, the water pressure through the drip system might be less than required to hit that gph, so even if you have increased the time it is running, it still might not be as many gallons as are needed.

So, that’s the 411 on the 101 of watering.  Give your new plants the best start for establishing now and you’ll have a healthy, vibrant tree (or shrub) for years to come.

And, as always, let us know if you have any questions.  We are here to help.

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Congratulations! You bought the perfect tree, brought it home and found the exact spot for it. And now…….how the heck do you plant this thing?

We spent the afternoon planting trees with Ryan Glover from Glover Nursery. He shared a few tricks of the trade that will make planting the tree simple, accurate, and guarantee you are giving your tree (or shrub) the best start to growing.Measure Twice, Dig Once

1. Measure twice, dig once.

Know Your Depth

The tree (or shrub) should be planted no deeper than it is in the pot, or if it’s BNB (Balled in Burlap), no deeper than the top of the rootball.  The root flare needs to be exposed, so planting it deeper will actually cause the tree serious harm and will lead to it dying.

Know Your Width

You want to dig the hole 1.5 times the width of the rootball.  Dig the hole wider than the pot as it will...

A. Help break up the soil making it easier for roots to grow
B. Be mixed with compost to give extra nutrients to the plantRoll your plant, don't drop it into the hole.
C. Create good drainage so the rootball can be watered properly.

2. Roll your plant, don’t drop it, into the hole.

When you pull the tree or shrub out of the pot, you want to be very delicate with the rootball.  If you drop it into the hole, you could cause serious damage to the roots and the plant will struggle to grow.  So, roll that plant into the hole, gently.

3. "True it up!”

True it up“Truing up” your tree is done by adding a bit of soil underneath the rootball in order for it to line up straight before backfilling the hole.  You do not want to jump on the rootball to straighten the tree for the same reasons you do not want to drop it into the hole, it could seriously damage the root structure.  So, tip it left (or right, back, forward as is applicable) and add a bit of soil underneath to straighten it up.  Kinda like adding sugar packets under a table leg to stop if from wiggling.

4. Backfill with glee!Backfill with glee

This is the fun part.  After patting Myke’s onto the rootball, take your 30/70 ratio of compost to dirt and fill that hole up!  Pile up the soil into big mounds around the rootball, don’t stamp it down (same reasons as in 2 & 3 for the rootball). Pile it up as high as it will go, all around the plant and then…..

5. Water it in.

This is the best trick in the world to getting that tree settled in straight, safe, and sound. Get your hose and turn it on a steady flow. Shove that hose right on down to the bottom of the Water in itspace you created around the rootball….then, just wait.  You’ll see something very cool happen after a few minutes.  As the soil gets saturated, those air pockets around the rootball will bubble up and as they do, the piled up soil will fall into the area around the rootball. Like a miniature sinkhole, as it settles the soil securely without damaging those tender roots.

6. Enjoy!

Enjoy

While you will need to deep soak your tree (or shrub) on a regular basis for the next 2growing seasons, for now, kick back and enjoy the beauty of your perfectly planted new tree.

Shade, anyone?

 

 

 

Other useful links and resources:

The MOST Environmentally Friendly Christmas Tree

How Planting Trees Affects Air Quality

 

Hanging baskets can add vibrance to an otherwise dull and drab area. Fortunately, making your own hanging basket isn’t as hard as it seems if you follow these steps and tips.  And, for something unique, we suggest putting perennials in your hanging basket this year.

1. Choose a hanging basket, or make your own.

Pick a BasketBaskets come in different sizes and materials. You may choose from wicker, plastic, wire, or DIY baskets. Having a plant in mind for your basket is helpful as it makes it easier to determine your basket’s ideal size.

2. Select a plant 

Colors and types of flowers will depend on your preference and creativity. Experiment with colors, scent, or a theme, but keep in mind to combine perennial plants that work well together. For instance, putting sun loving plants with shade loving plants is not going to work very well. This list of the best flowers for hanging baskets will give you some ideas on suitable flowers to combine.Select a plant 

When selecting plants,  you want to have a variety in your basket. We like to call it the key three; Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers. 'Thrillers' ensure that your basket has height and a strong visual.  'Fillers' are those plants that will ensure your basket seems to be overflowing with flowers. And, 'Spillers'  are trailers softens the basket edges and gives a creative flair to your piece.

Glover Nursery, the best plant nursery in Utah, provides a variety of perennial plants to choose from, we have deliveries of fresh perennials coming in weekly.

3. The fun part: planting.

Set up a liner in your basket. Cocoa liners or super moss work well for wire-framed baskets. This is essential for regulating water retention in the soil. 

Planting

Place just the right amount of soil on the liner. We recommend four to five inches of soil from the base of the basket. 

Gather your plants once the soil is in place. Start by arranging the Thrillers in the center, then add the Spillers around the edge, and lastly fill in the remaining areas with the, you guessed it, the Fillers.  When placing the plants, be sure to look at the basket from all sides that will be visible when it is hung up.

Be as creative as you can get with arranging the plants. Play with color and a variety of flowers for added decorative detail. For a fuller-looking arrangement, you may opt to fill soil in between gaps. 

Once it's all planted, give that basket a good soaking to water in the plants and settle in the soil.  You may need to add some extra soil after the first watering to ensure the plants are nestled in securely.Surfinia

Now you get to hang it!  On a tree, on your porch, or wherever you see fit. This beautiful new basket you created will instantly change the mood and ambiance of your home. 

After successfully making a perennial hanging basket, it is important to take note of the following steps to maintain its beauty:

  1. Water the hanging baskets when they are dry.  If the soil is wet, they can skip a watering. 
  2. Deadheading will promote more blooms, keeping your basket beautiful all season long.
  3. Adding fertilizers will help promote growth and blooms. 
  4. Make sure your basket gets the appropriate amount of sun or shade, depending on your selection of plants.

Make sure to visit our plant nursery in Utah for some of the best plants for your perennial hanging basket.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Other useful links and resources:

Pruning Perennial Grasses

Low Maintenance Perennials

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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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