We are all navigating through unchartered waters. Many of you are following the Presidents guidelines for social distancing by staying at home and avoiding outside contact. We all know the therapeutic value of getting a little dirt under our fingernails. If you need...
Spring to-do list

Spring to-do list

Alright Memphis, spring is right around the corner and its time to do some gardening chores. It looks like the sunny days are starting to out number the rainy ones so let’s get outside and get our hands dirty. If you did not apply a pre-emergent this winter, apply now...
It all begins with the soil…

It all begins with the soil…

Garden soil is much more than simple dirt. If we take a close look at the makeup of our soil, we will find that garden soil is a mixture of mineral particles, organic material, moisture, living organisms, and chemical nutrients. One of the most critical factors in a...
There is a better way…

There is a better way…

Post-emergent herbicides are instrumental in knocking out those pesky weeds once they’ve surfaced in the spring. Once those summer weeds become established, they produce seeds to perpetuate the species. It can become a vicious cycle of spraying trying to get ahead of...
Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles

It’s that time again. Japanese beetles are quite active right now in Shelby county and throughout the Mid-South. These severely damaging insects generally show up in our landscapes in mid-June and can be around into August. These pests not only feed on some of...
Attracting Butterflies

Attracting Butterflies

We have just come through one of the most brilliant blooming seasons in recent history. This spring was amazing.There was a little too much rain but the temperatures were as close to normal as we have seen in quite a while. Customers have been bringing us pictures of...
Does your soil look like this?

Does your soil look like this?

     One of the gardening challenges we all face here in the Mid-South, is the abundance of heavy, slow draining, acidic, clay soil. To have the lush gardens we all dream about, we have to deal with this problem and make sure we provide the best...
Growing Roses in the Mid-South

Growing Roses in the Mid-South

  A rose is a rose is a rose­ Throughout history the Rose has had many meanings. It’s divided the great houses of Royal England, and was a symbol of revolution during Scotland’s quest for independence. They stand for love, friendship, purity, and sometimes,...
Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

  Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Crape Myrtle bark Scale (CMBS) is a serious threat to our favorite Mid-South tree, the Crape Myrtle. It threatens to turn what has historically been a beautiful, low maintenance tree into an unsightly high maintenance tree. This...