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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

Establishing Trees in the Landscape-the first year

Establishing a tree in Central Texas is a labor of love. Given proper care your tree will thrive for many years to come. Please remember that rain and irrigation is not adequate for establishing newly planted trees. It can take up to one year for each inch of  trunk caliper to fully establish a tree. Missing just one day of watering, especially on a hot or windy day, can mean root death for the tree from which it may not recover. Keep up the good work and you will be rewarded in shade in no time. Tree Care and Maintenance Watering: -Water your tree religiously for at least one year [...]

By |April 29th, 2020|

Fire Blight on Pear Trees

For the third year in a row, Bradford Pears have been blooming during a rain event! Why does that matter, you ask? Because a very bad guy, a bacterium called Erwinia amylovora, or Fire Blight, enters the plant through the flower via splashing water. The first symptom to appear, shortly after bloom, is a blossom blight. The flower will appear water-soaked, then turn black. The most obvious symptom of this disease is the shoot blight phase, in which the tip of the shoot turns brown or black and bend over like a “shepherd’s crook” or candy cane. Small droplets of sticky ooze may appear on the stems when the weather [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|
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