Top 5 Shrubs with Long Season Color

Finding shrubs with long season color in Arkansas can be tough!  This unusually cool summer weather is pretty inspiring and for those who need a little landscape boost, we have some ideas for you!  Here are some outstanding shrubs that either bloom for a long period of time, re-bloom or provide colorful foliage for an… Read more »

Drought Resistant Plants for Arkansas

Drought Resistant Plants Is your landscape prepared for low water situations or drought conditions? Rainfall can be unpredictable in Arkansas, especially in the summer months, but proper water is critical to maintaining a beautiful lawn and landscape. Read on for tips you can take now to prepare your yard for dry weather. Strategies to reduce… Read more »

Landscape Pests June 2017

Well.  This late-Spring, early-Summer weather is as predictable as ever… which is to say, completely unpredictable!  Monsoon rains, high humidity, followed by dry periods of lower than normal temps with low humidity, we have seen a little of everything.  One thing is for sure, between the mild winter and warm, damp weather, fungal diseases and… Read more »

Deter Deer from Your Landscape

Here in the Natural State, we enjoy wild beauty. In Good Earth’s home city of Little Rock, nature is never far from our doorstep—from native dogwoods to bubbling brooks to abundant wildlife, we’re surrounded by homegrown beauty. However, this closeness to nature also carries a threat to our gardens: deer! We get questions every week… Read more »

How to Care for Air Plants

Learn more about air plant care below! At the Good Earth, we love air plants! As the name implies, air plants absorb nutrients and water through specialized scales on their leaves called trichomes. The ability to survive without roots classifies air plants, or Tillandsia, as epiphytes. In nature, air plants can be found across a… Read more »

Pollinator Plants for Arkansas Gardens

Butterflies, birds, and bumblebees! These creatures bring an element of wonder to the flower garden and help pollinate our fruit and vegetable patches. With a little planning, you can invite pollinators into your garden and appreciate their beauty all season. In addition, creating a hospitable environment for pollinators in your backyard helps to support their… Read more »

How to Grow Butterfly Weed

Keep reading for tips on how to grow butterfly weed successfully here in Arkansas! Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) is the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, chosen by the national Perennial Plant Association! Every year, a notable perennial comes into focus and this years’ selection is surely one to include in the garden! There are many… Read more »

Screening Plants for Arkansas Landscapes

Do you live on a busy street or need to build in some privacy around your home? Then you may want to consider planting a living fence, or privacy fence. The benefits of a privacy screen include blocking strong winds, limiting street noise, and defining spaces in addition to masking unsightly views. Read on for… Read more »