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ATTENTION CUSTOMERS

OPEN WITH OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Garden Centers are considered “essential” per the Burnet County “Stay in Place” order on March 25th, 2020. COME GET AWAY!

In response to coronavirus concerns and with an abundance of caution, Backbone Valley Nursery has decided to remain open for our customers at this time with regular business hours. Using CDC and Texas Department of Health Guidelines, we will be cleaning and disinfecting carts, restrooms and checkout areas throughout the day and are encouraging customers to use the outdoor checkout options. We recognize the health benefits of gardening and the desire to grow your own food and will do our best to provide our services with an abundance of caution, keeping a close eye on all reports coming in from the CDC, WHO and local and state health departments. We ask that you stay at home if you are sick, maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other customers and our staff when possible and wash or disinfect your hands often. Our staff will lead by example. We appreciate your business and your cooperation at this time of uncertainty. Please stay healthy and GARDEN ON!

EDUCATION

FROM THE BLOG

Sapsucker Damage to Trees

Once again, the Yellow bellied Sapsuckers are causing major damage to some of our established shade trees. The Sapsucker feeds on sap obtained by drilling shallow holes in a ring around a tree. Many times the trees they target are under some kind of stress already. When a tree is under stress, the sugars concentrate to provide nutrients to help fight wounds and repair injuries. Sapsuckers can apparently detect that change and target those trees. Sapsuckers overwinter in Central America and Southern North America, and summer in Canada and the Northern United States. Most tree damage here occurs during migration in April/May and September/October. These woodpeckers make two distinctive types [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|

Houseplant Care 101

Once you have chosen a houseplant which is appropriate for the light conditions in your location, the single most important aspect of their care is knowing how to water correctly.  When at all possible, double potting (setting a nursery pot inside a decorative pot) is the most effective method of potting. As long as the nursery pot is manageable, it can be moved outside or to a sink or bathtub to water the plant. It is very important to be able to water the plant in a location where the pot can drain. In this way, sufficient water can be applied to wet the entire root system.  In contrast, when [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|
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