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.

Helping plants survive the Heat
  It looks like the summer heat is here or to give us a preview of what is to come. Here are few things to consider to help your plants beat the summer heat.

Spray insecticides (bug killer) and fungicides (disease killer) in the morning when temps are below 80 degrees. Spraying to clean up bugs and disease is great but at too hot of temperatures your remedies can damage or burn leaves like a herbicide (plant killer).

Remember to tune your sprinklers.  Setting up your irrigation timers to run times based on your yard conditions allows for more efficient usage of water as well providing more water where it's needed and less where it puddles.  See here to tune your irrigation timer.

Spray Wilt Stop on newly planted plants. It's a way for plants to conserve water by coating the foliage with Pine resin, this reduces the amount of moisture the foliage vents. This way the plants hold on to their water better. We use this product on planting jobs to help with transplanting. It also gives you breathing room when irrigation systems have hiccups. We offer it as a concentrate and a ready to use bottle.

If in doubt check the moisture of the soil. Dig in the ground before your next watering about 12 inches and see if it's moist or dry.  Too wet its muddy, too dry it will not clump in your hand when packed lightly. For plants in clay root balls the soil should give like the tip of your nose, if it feels hard like your forehead; your plant is dry and needs a soaking.

Follow our deep soaking guide by temperature for newly planted trees because the roots are only where you planted them and it will take this growing season to establish. Click here for the guide.

Check you filters, sprinklers and drippers weekly to make sure everything is running smoothly.

If you are on the KID system, follow your schedule for home address.  Remember you can still spot water perennials or use drips outside of this schedule.  Read more here.