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- Tree Planting GuideWhen planting your tree, start by measuring the height and width of the rootball or container. Then dig a hole the same length as the root ball or container and three times wider than the width. The most common mistake for planting a tree is digging the hole, which can be both too deep and too narrow. Next break up the glaze in the hole by scraping a sharp edge shovel around the sides and across the bottom. Glazing occurs when the sides and bottom become smooth, forming a barrier that prevents water from reaching the tree. B&B trees – At Arkansas Gardens we use natural burlap. When planting your tree, make sure the top third of the burlap on the root ball is cut and removed. Wire baskets will slowly dissolve so simply cut to the wires or bend them underground. Remove all string or twine and make sure to add backfill soil to either the height of the ball or slightly lower. Some options for backfill soil include super soil, happy grow potting soil, or for your convenience we have a tree planting kit that includes everything you need. Be careful not to compress the back fill soil, instead use gentle compression […]
- How to Adjust Soil pHDo you know how to adjust the soil pH of your garden. Most garden soils have a pH between 5.5 and 8.0. This number helps you determine when and how to adjust your garden soil’s pH level. If the pH level is below 6, the soil ls too acidic, and you need to add ground lime. If the measurement is above 7.5, the soil is too alkaline for most vegetables, and you need to add soil sulfur. In general, soils in climates with high rainfall -such as east of the Mississippi River (particularly east of the Appalachian Mountains) or in the Pacific Northwest -tend to be acidic. West of the Mississippi, where less rainfall occurs, soils are more alkaline. How much lime or sulfur do you need? AU Cooperative Extension Service offices, any soil lab, have charts showing how much lime or sulfur to add to correct a pH imbalance. The charts tell you how many pounds of material to add per 1,000 square feet, so you need to measure the size of your vegetable garden first. Then use these tables to figure out how much lime or sulfur you need to add to your soil. Pounds of Lime Needed […]
- Lawn Care Guide
- Bulk Goods CalculatorArkansas Gardens provides Mulch, Soil, Gravel, Sand, Supersoil etc. Use the bulk goods calculator below to find out how much you need for your project. [su_expand more_text=”Show me the full list of bulk products” text_color=”#000000″ link_style=”button”]Grey Gravel Brown River Rock : Unwashed Brown River Rock -Oversize: Unwashed Pea Gravel River Rock Oversize River Rock Topsoil Compost Supersoil Rich Mix Soil Hardwood: single or Double Hammer Red Dyed Cedar Black Dyed Cedar Brown Dyed Cedar [/su_expand] Note: Don’t forget we are open 7 days a week so bring your truck or trailer on over. We are also happy to deliver. Note: Typically 1 cubic yard is the average for a pickup bed.
- Crape Myrtle Bark Scale?The Issue: Do you have crape myrtle bark scale? It’s important to keep a close eye on your crape myrtles. CMBS was discovered in Texas in 2004 by a landscaping company. CMBS is an insect infestation that gestates in early stages under the bark of crape myrtles and soon after spreads to the exterior of the bark causing black sooty mold to grow. The insect is spreading at a rapid pace through the south killing off many crape myrtle of old and new growth. How to identify? Crape myrtle bark scale is easy to identify because it’s the only scale insect that infests crape myrtles. They are unmistakable as thousands of little bugs. They have gray-to-white felt coating and the insects stick to crape myrtle parts ranging from small twigs to large trunks. If you squeeze the insect, they will produce a pink to red fluid, which identifies the scale is active. Pruning wounds or other damage on the tree can be easy entry points for the insects. How to protect your Crape Myrtle? Dormant oil – winter application Neonicotinoids – spring soil drench Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae)