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June is Perennial Gardening Month

  June is Perennial Gardening Month The Good Earth began as primarily a nursery and growing facility over 45 years ago.  Throughout the past four decades, we have become a full service garden center but that doesn’t mean we have forgotten our roots! We still grow most of the perennials we sell; just look for… Read more »

Spittlebug Identification and Control

Zoysiagrass and St. Augustine lawns are popular for good reason; they are usually full, lush and green from spring to fall.  Right now (June), many of these beautiful lawns are experiencing an infestation of two-lined spittlebugs (pictured above).  Last week, we had a few people call or come in and although it’s only Wednesday, we… Read more »

Growing Your Own Groceries

Gardening has long been a favorite hobby, and for good reason. There is the obvious satisfaction of getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor, but that is just one of the many benefits gardening offers. The American Public Health Association encourages gardening as a way to stay healthy and shares that the risk of… Read more »

Pansy Spring Care

Pansy Spring Care This week, Gregg and Jeff talk through the proper way to care for your pansies this spring. Winter Experiment The Good Earth team ran a little experiment over the winter. In the fall we planted panolas, pansies and violas in the same area. Now, after receiving equal amounts of water and light… Read more »

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Winter Pruning

In this video, Gregg and Jeff are revisiting the hazards of crapemyrtle bark scale and dive into winter pruning. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale This week we’re revisiting the issue of crapemyrtle bark scale. Unfortunately, this year crapemyrtle bark scale has the potential to be very prevalent in Arkansas. Due to inconsistent weather patterns in the fall… Read more »

Winter Soil Samples

Winter Soil Samples

Collecting Soil Samples Winter is a great time of year to take soil samples in to your county University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension office.  Dig down 6-8 inches deep in the area you would like tested, and get a variety of samples from each area. For example, take samples from several areas in your lawn… Read more »