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Author: Jennifer Gibson

How to Water Smarter!

More water means healthier plants, right?  Um, no.  The relationship between soil and water is even more important than the quantity of water.  The perfect situation for plants is well draining soil and the correct quantity of water…plants grow, roots stay healthy, and all is well.  But as we all know, not all soils in… Read more »

How to Create a Butterfly Garden!

Learn how to attract and feed butterflies in your Arkansas garden with information provided by The Good Earth Garden Center!

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

One of the first things to remember is NOT to disturb the mound.  Don’t kick it, don’t poke it with a stick, don’t go over it with a weed eater or lawn mower, don’t try to burn the mound down, don’t shoot it with a shotgun…and last but not least, don’t blow it up! We… Read more »

How to Use a Sprayer

Sprayers are used to apply fertilizers and pesticides on lawns, flowers and shrubs.  Knowing how to use these will make you much more successful, so here goes!   There are three basic kinds of sprayers… we will start with hose end sprayers, which simply attach to the end of a water hose.  These have a… Read more »

When and How to Plant Spring Vegetable Gardens in Central Arkansas

This time of year we get a lot of questions about how soon we can plant our vegetable seeds and seedlings.  Let’s separate fact from fiction and all the “old wives tales” that so many gardeners swear by.  Here’s what you need to know. The key to planting seeds and seedlings this spring is knowing… Read more »

How to Create a Living Wreath or Topiary with Succulents!

Today we are going to tell you how to create a living topiary using succulent cuttings and a sphagnum moss form. These topiary forms can be found in all kinds of shapes, like wreaths, spheres, animal shapes, hearts, letters and more! We ordered in succulent cuttings, and also used cuttings from some of our existing… Read more »