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Watering and Soil

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 »

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.

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 »

Jump Start Your Next Planting!

What is Jump Start? Jump Start is a nutrient rich, super plant food, in granular form, that we recommend to every customer for almost every plant! If you’ve shopped with us over the past few years, you’ve likely seen this item close to the register or heard us mention it in videos and other blog… Read more »

Getting to Know Your Soil

Get to know your soil and learn the role that soil type plays in proper planting.

Soil pH. Why does it matter?

Why does it matter? Soil pH should matter to all of us because it matters to plants.  Many plants, from trees to shrubs, from perennials to turfgrasses, have pH preferences so strong, they might as well be called requirements.  Ignoring plant needs such as soil pH could result in plant decline, all the way up… Read more »

Freeze Warning

What does this severe freeze mean for your landscape?  Keep reading! Plants that are winter hardy in our zone should be fine; they will show normal winter damage, especially on any tender new growth.  This is normal. Luckily, it’s been cold enough recently we aren’t seeing a lot of new growth on plants yet. You… Read more »