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Watering and Soil

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 »

Getting to Know Your Soil

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

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 »

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 »