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Helpful High Desert Videos

Helpful High Desert Videos

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Welcome to Moana Grown! Here, you can get advice, tips, and information in quick, easy-to-understand videos. You can meet our birding pros, floral designers and our plant experts. When we say expert, we mean it. High Desert certified nursery professionals, horticulturalists, arborists and master gardeners make up our Moana Nursery family. Pair them with more than 220 varieties of trees and shrubs designed to thrive in our climate and your landscape has never been in better hands.

Subscribe to the Moana Nursery YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with the helpful high desert videos we put out regularly!

Plants, Trees, and Shrubs

How to Plant a Tree - Lisa provides a tutorial video for planting trees in our high desert landscape.

How to Choose the Right Tree - Choosing a Tree is a big decision! Make sure you take allof this into consideration when planning which tree to plant in your yard.

Growing Tomatoes in Northern Nevada - Growing tomatoes in the high desert can be a little tricky. Here's everything you need to know for a bountiful tomato crop.

Smart Landscape Design - Northern Nevada landscaping has some specific requirements that we will review in this video.

In Your Garden Now: Summertime - Steve walks you through 6 essential gardening tasks for the summer months.

Understanding Microclimates in Northern Nevada - Lisa explains the nuances of the high-desert climate and what it means for your plants.

Your Nevada Garden  Understand the key differences and remedies for our local gardening and landscaping challenges during this 40-minute video.

How to Prune Deciduous Trees - Jon Bruyn walks youthrough the intricacies of pruning deciduous trees to keep them healthy and strong without damaging them. 

How to Prune a Japanese Maple - Jon Bruyn is here to explain how to prune your Japanese Maple to keep it under-burdened and gorgeous to look at.

How to Prune Mugo Pines - Learn how to take special care when pruning to ensure that your mugo pine retains both its dwarf size and healthy growth.

Plants for Pollinators - Learn about various types of perennial and annual plants that attract different pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Plants for Shade Gardening - Steve Packer shows you 20 plants that do well in the shade and how to have a successful shade garden.

The Benefits of Mulch - Lisa talks about how a layer of mulch can improve your landscaping soil & appearance plus conserve moisture.

What is Deadheading? - Learn how, when, and why do deadhead your flowers to improve growth and appearances. 

How to Pot and Grow Citrus Trees - You can grow citrus in northern Nevada! Jon Bruyn shows you how to pot and care for your high desert citrus trees.

Weed and Pest Control

Using Ladybugs for Insect Control - Steve Packer explains the benefits of using ladybugs as a green and effective insect control option for your garden. 

Understanding Pesticide Labels - Lisa Braginton is here to explain the helpful information that can be found on the label of a pesticide bottle, helping you to choose the right one.

Pesticides and Pet SafetyJon Bruyn talks about some of the unexpected ways pesticides can harm your pets, and how to protect your furry loved ones. 

Watering in the High Desert

Irrigation On/Off Video - Two helpful videos and an instruction page. 

Watering Tips for the High Desert - Lisa explains why watering should be tailored to the unique requirements of your landscaping. 

Successful Plant Watering - Learn how to tell how much water your plants need and how to ensure you're giving them enough water.

How to Check Lawn Sprinkler Efficiency - Do you have dead or dying patches on your lawn? Your sprinklers might now be working efficiently!

Creating a Water-Thrifty Lawn - Improve your lawn's water usage by watering at the right frequency and time of day.


How to Compost - Moana Nursery Plant Doctor Steve Packer is here to teach you just how easy composting can be!

Composting - Get Started - Lisa explains how easy composting is and why it’s so beneficial to your yard and the planet. 


What to Feed Your Plants - Steve talks about the benefits of fertilizing your plants. 

Indoor Home & Office Plants

How To: Repotting Houseplants - Learn how and when to re-pot your houseplants for healthy growth. (Hint, it might be sooner than you think!)

Plants for Better Sleep - Bring any or all of these helpful houseplants into your bedroom and reap the benefits of a better night's sleep!

Houseplants for Valentine's Day - Houseplants make for a longer-lasting gift than cut flowers. Gift them for Valentine's Day, birthdays, Mother's Day and more!

How to: Repotting Orchids - Did you know that orchids should be repotted every 14 to 18 months? Learn how to safely re-pot your orchid plant. 

African Violet Care - Bree Lake, color buyer at Moana Nursery, is here to share with you her 6 steps for taking care of your African violets.

Easy Care Indoor Plants - Bree Lake shows you five easy-care indoor plants that thrive in the home or office. Add some green to your indoor spaces!

How to Plant a Succulent - Our Greenhouse Manager Michelle Catnick teaches you how to plant succulents with the right-sized pot, cactus soil, and depth.

Bree's Favorite Houseplants for December - Bree Lake introduces you to some of her favorite winter houseplants that are sure to brighten up your home over the holiday season.

The Benefits of Indoor Plants Steve shares the happy effects of indoor plants – clean air, good mood, better work!

Quick Tips for Fall

What To Do In Your Garden In Fall - Fall is a great time for planting and garden/landscape maintenance. Learn about fall watering, fertilizing, what to plant and more.

Planting Fall Bulbs - Learn when and how to plant bulbs in the fall for bountiful blooms in the spring.

Fall Pruning Tips - Lisa explains how to properly prune your perennials in the fall when they start to turn brown.

Fall Mulching - Lisa explains what to do with leaves that fall on your plants, and how to properly mulch your planting beds.

Fall Fertilizer - Understand when it's a good idea to fertilize in the fall, and which fertilizer to use to send your plants the right signals.

Planting Onions, Garlic and Shallots - Learn how best to plant these hardy crops in the fall for a successful harvest next year. 

Quick Tips for Winter

Preparing Your Garden for Winter - 10 things you need to do to prepare your garden for winter to keep it clean and ready to go for spring.

Winter Weed Control - Learn which weed control you need to apply during the winter months to stops weeds in the spring.

Winter Watering in Dry Climates - Watering in the winter is crucial to keeping plants alive and healthy in the high desert.

How to Prepare Your Roses for Winter Jon Bruyn is here to explain 4 key steps you need to take to ensure your roses make it through winter safely.

Backyard Birding

How to Keep Pest Birds Out of Feeders - We have several great bird feeding solutions that keep the pest birds away so your preferred birds can play!

Create a Backyard Birdscape in 4 Simple Steps - How to keep wild birds happy and hanging around in your backyard.

Tidy Bird-Feeding Solutions - Bird feeding is fun but can be so messy! Learn about different products that will allow you to enjoy your backyard birds without the mess. 

Attracting Wild Birds - Carmel explains the basics for attracting birds to your backyard.

Attract More Birds with Bark Butter - All kinds of birds love WBU's spreadable or bits-form bark butter!

Attract Birds with Water - How you can attract more birds to your property by providing them water.

How to Attract Goldfinches - Learn a few tips on how to attract and keep finicky goldfinches around your property. 

Using Seed Cylinders for Bird Feeding - Learn how out Wild Birds Unlimited seed cylinder products work and why they are a great option for backyard bird-lovers. 

Attract Bluebirds with Food - Wild Birds Unlimited has tips for 3 foods bluebirds simply can't resist!


Fresh and Affordable - Choosing Flowers in Season - Gigi explains how to get the best value when selecting flowers for your wedding, special event or just because.