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Seasonal Tips

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 »

Flower Power: How to Keep Annuals Blooming All Season Long!

  Does fertilizer matter?  Take a look at the image above; one was fertilized regularly with the appropriate fertilizer where as the other received no fertilizer at all.  Guess which is which.  And no, that isn’t a new chartreuse leaf vinca featuring smaller blooms… that plant is just starving for nutrients. The natural next question… Read more »

How to Control Lawn Weeds

Tired of fighting weeds in your Zoysia or Bermuda grass lawn?  Follow these tips to wipe out weeds!   Prevent weeds: First of all, it’s NEVER too late and NEVER to early to prevent weeds!  Pre-emerge products are formulated to prevent weed seeds from germinating or sprout; and since weeds germinate at all different soil… Read more »

Japanese Beetle Control

Learn tips on Japanese beetle control from the experts at The Good Earth Garden Center.

All About Hostas

Looking for a tough yet beautiful, easy to care for, lush perennial… then look no further than hostas as your garden staple! The Facts: Hostas are a leafy perennial that come in a wide variety of colors, textures, shapes and sizes! They are an excellent choice for patios, borders, rock gardens, and containers! Hostas range… Read more »

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When and What to Prune

If you haven’t read our last blog post, the aptly named Reasons to Prune , we suggest doing so before reading this one. A large part of good pruning includes understanding the reason you are pruning. Coming back to the reason throughout the pruning process will help you keep on track.  When you lose sight… Read more »

Reasons to Prune

Why do we prune? What is pruning? What are the types of pruning? Some plants need to be pruned, thinned or trimmed back while others do just fine with no shaping, and can even look worse after pruning efforts.  In this post, we want to share more about the reasons to prune and in our… Read more »