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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 »

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 »

Freeze Warning

The first severe freeze for central Arkansas is scheduled for overnight on Monday, November 11, 2019 with more opportunities on the 12th and 13th.  This is different than the frosts and mild freezes we have already experienced. The Farmer’s Almanac gives this distinction: A light freeze (between 32 and 29 degrees F) can kill tender… 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 »