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Watering and Soil

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 »

Feeding Houseplants

Feeding Your Houseplants

Learn which fertilizers are best for houseplants and choose between options that might work best for you. Application rates and timing are also discussed.

Planting Simple Veggies

Planting Simple Veggies In this video, Gregg and Jeff are exploring the ins and outs of planting simple veggies. What crops are in season? Early spring crops like broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, lettuce and even mint are ready to be planted. These plants are sturdy enough that they could withstand a cold snap, if one… 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 »

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Winter is Coming!

  Winter can be hard on plants; especially ones planted recently. This is because they have not yet had time for good root establishment before cold weather stress arrives. Proper watering during cold temperatures is key; plants do not respond well to freezing temperatures without proper hydration. When to Water If our forecast includes extended… Read more »

Why are my leaves already falling?

Learn why leaves are prematurely turning brown or showing fall color early, and find out if you should be worried or take this in stride.