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Disease Control

Pests on Cool Season Veggies

While our temperate climate here in Arkansas makes for optimum growing of many cool season veggies, we still can have insect and disease issues. And it’s important to know what to look for and how to treat these pests on cool season veggies. Cabbage Loopers and Worms The single biggest problem is going to be… Read more »

How to Effectively Use Dormant Oil

What is dormant oil? Dormant oil refers more to when the oil has traditionally been applied rather than what it is made of. Newer dormant oil formulations are typically refined from petroleum oil, such as mineral oil. Unlike home remedies, they also contain an emulsifier to help water mix with the oil, which will provide… Read more »

Identifying Diseases and Insect Damage

If you notice something off about a plant in your yard, don’t wait to address the issue. Let us help you identify the problem, treat it, and prevent it in the future. Gregg walks us through three common issues we see popping up in local yards. A customer brought in a clipping from their cherry… Read more »

Summer Landscape Pests

We have been seeing a little bit of everything this summer.  One thing is for sure, due to our warm, damp spring, and fairly mild summer, plant diseases and detrimental insect populations have flourished throughout landscapes in central Arkansas.  It’s time to walk through your landscape and address issues before the heat sets in and… Read more »

Rose Rosette Virus Identification and Control

  What is Rose Rosette Virus? One of our beloved landscape plants, the rose, has been increasingly affected by this virus, which is spread by tiny wind transferred mites.  Symptoms include thickened stem growth, excessive thorns, witches’ broom growth at end of stems, branch die-back, discolored and distorted leaves. The above image shows the excessive… Read more »

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What is Spreader Sticker?

Learn how to get rid of hard to kill weeds such as wild onion, and why using Spreader Sticker is so important.

Crape Myrtle Treatments

Crapemyrtle Treatments

Learn about treatments that control a serious pest, crape myrtle bark scale. This insect won’t go away on its own and correct treatment is key.

Prevent & Control Fungus in Landscapes

Learn how to prevent and control fungus in landscape and lawn areas from the experts at The Good Earth Garden Center.