How to Grow Blueberries

ORIGINAL POST MADE BY OUR FRIENDS AT THE GOOD EARTH NURSERY. Hmm, what a delectable treat the blueberry is!  Did you also know that they have many health benefits?  They are powerful antioxidants, can reduce the build-up of bad cholesterol, have been shown to reduce the growth of cancer, act as an anti-inflammatory, and have a positive effect on brain …

All About Hydrangeas

ORIGINAL POST MADE BY OUR FRIENDS AT THE GOOD EARTH NURSERY. Ah, the hydrangea!  While most shade gardens can boast of at least one plant, if not more; confusion still reigns.  Questions about color, changing of bloom color, soil acidity, sun requirements and when to prune are very common and answers can be a little murky because of the sheer …

How to prune a Crape Myrtle

ORIGINAL POST MADE BY OUR FRIENDS AT THE GOOD EARTH NURSERY. This is a well debated issue and one that plays out differently all over town.  Some of us even call the severe pruning of crapemyrtles ‘crape murder’!  Here are some facts to base your pruning practices on: 1.  Pruning of tree crapemyrtles is optional; if the plant is in …

Organic Mosquito Control

Organic Mosquito Control

Get your local Mosquito Forecast The program consists of Monthly Sprays of  85% modified Cedar Oil. This treatment provides a pheromone interruption that impairs the insect’s brain. Not only will it control the adult stage but will also control the eggs and larvae stages. Re-claim your yard back this season and go GREEN against EEE, West Nile, and Lyme disease …

Fungal damage in Zoysia

Fungal Damage Starts in Spring

Controlling Brown Patch on Warm-Season Turf grasses Brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Arkansas. St. Augustine grass, Zoysia grass, and centipede grass are most susceptible to this disease; common and hybrid Bermuda grasses are rarely damaged. Excessive nitrogen fertility levels and thatch often lead to outbreaks of brown patch. At Natural State Horticare we …