Job's Nursery LLC

Helping Tri-City Gardeners Grow Since 1940!

Job's Nursery LLC is a family owned nursery and tree farm that offers a wide selection of outdoor plants that are hardy for our area. We are located just north of Pasco on Columbia River Road.  It's a short trip to a beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.

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When to prune grasses back and how to do it?

A common question we get is when to prune your grasses for winter. In reality it can be as soon as that plant dies back to the ground. I personally use the grass’ foliage as a winter interest, so I will wait until the winter winds beat then up into a mess. Then I tie a string around the top and cut back to within an inch or two of the ground. For evergreen grasses, I just clean out the dead foliage. With Pampass grass, I wait until spring, using it’s foliage as a mulch to help it survive winter since it’s more tender than other grasses like Switch grass, Japanese Silver grass or Fountain grasses in our area. Below is a video I did to demonstrate how to cut back the different types of grasses.

Plants of the Week for October 5th

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Gro-Low Sumac is a tough plant that likes sunny dry spots; that doesn’t colonize like it’s cousin the Staghorn Sumac. It grows to about 2 to 3 feet tall and spreads to about 6 to 8 feet wide. In the growing season it’s a nice medium glossy green but in the fall it’s a brilliant red/orange. It enjoys our alkaline soil and climate. It is also a great candidate for
Fire-wise landscaping.

Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass also can handle tough spots in the yard that are sunny and hot. It reaches about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide with a dark green foliage that turns to a russet yellow color as fall sets in. The bottle brush like florescence appear in late summer and lasts into winter. Easy to care for with a trim to the ground in late winter. It looks great when mixed with other perennials or larger growing shrubs.

Plants of the Week for August 31st

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Rosie the Riveter Rose is a uniquely shaped rose that pays tribute to woman who worked in manufacturing and shipyards during World War II.  We have been very pleased with it's color, amount of blooming and disease resistance throughout the summer.  The gold blend contrasts well against the dark green foliage. It's a floribunda, so it blooms in clusters and is free flowering leaving it to be pretty easy to care for. Like other roses it prefers at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

Little Miss Miscanthus Grass is a dwarf Miscanthus with very showy florescence and turns red in late summer early fall.  It grows to about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Little Miss prefers at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. A fun little show stopper for perennial beds or desert landscapes on drip.