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Author: Jennifer Gibson

Good Earth Soil Test Kits

Healthy plants, properly planted in the right place (sun requirements), and appropriately watered will always grow well… right? Not necessarily!  Soil health and composition are key to long term plant success.  How do you know how ‘good’ your soil is?  A soil test is the best way to find out, and we are very excited… Read more »

Landscape Lighting Tips

  Keep reading for landscape lighting tips, including how it can increase your home value, add safety and more. Oh, and something to keep in mind as you read this… we have an outstanding winter special on landscape lighting through February of 2023! Click here for all the details.   First of all, what is… Read more »

How to Plant a Plant

  So…planting a plant seems easy…just dig a hole and place the plant, right?!  Well, there is a little more to it than that!  Knowing the correct way to plant a plant is the first step to installing a successful landscape! Start by digging a hole that is twice the width and as deep as… Read more »

How to Make a Kokedama

What is a kokedama anyway? It’s a form of Japanese art, that as a literal translation, means moss (koke) and ball (dama).  Like bonsai, it’s not the actual plant but how the plant is being grown that makes it a kokedama.  Our creative, artistic co-worker Angie decided to make some of these up, presenting the… Read more »

Freeze Warning

What does a severe freeze mean for your landscape?  Keep reading! *PLEASE NOTE:  Below are basic tips for normal hard freezes, however, the severely cold weather that moved in just before Christmas 2022 was abnormally cold. Many parts of Arkansas dipped below average lows in various USDA Plant Hardiness Zones, and remained extremely cold for… Read more »

Mulch

Winter Mulch Tips

Now that we have gotten several hard frosts and our landscape plants are more hardened off (acclimated to colder temperatures), and leaves have mostly all fallen, it’s time to consider applying mulch!  Keep reading for tips… Why is Winter a good time to mulch? Think of mulch as a blanket for your landscape plants; they… Read more »

Arkansas Made Gift Ideas at The Good Earth

  Did you know that we have a 5,000 square foot Gift Shop, filled with all kinds of lovely gifts, including many locally made items?  Check these out! We are very excited to share with you about this fragrant castile soap from Cadron Creek Soapworks! These have been made at a farm in Mount Vernon… Read more »