Learn why some of our landscape plants are showing winter damage, how to identify the damage, and how to address it and give plants what they need to come out of dormancy successfully.
What is Rose Rosette Virus? One of our beloved landscape plants, the rose, has been increasingly affected by this virus, which is spread by tiny wind transferred mites. Symptoms include thickened stem growth, excessive thorns, witches’ broom growth at end of stems, branch die-back, discolored and distorted leaves. The above image shows the excessive… Read more »
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 »
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 »