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Sun or Shade? Sunlight needs of Bermuda and Zoysia lawns

by Danny Hill | Aug 08, 2016

Shade is a problem when growing a warm season turf like Bermuda or Zoysia.  It is well known that cool season grasses are generally much more shade-tolerant.  The real problem, though, is cool...

Trees 101: Pine Trees

by Danny Hill | Jul 23, 2016

Maintaining pine trees does not take a lot of effort, but there are some things to keep in mind... 

Tree and Shrub Care: Holly Bushes

by Danny Hill | Jul 21, 2016

Holly bushes in your yard add great green color in the winter - not to mention a nice back drop for flowers in the spring , summer, and fall. 

For this week's tree and shrub care blog, let's...

Tree and Shrub Care: Juniper Shrubs

by Danny Hill | Jul 18, 2016

Juniper shrubs are awesome in the landscape.  Why?  They have an interesting visual texture, smell great, and can provide habitat for wildlife. 

Caring for Juniper bushes is is also easy, as they...

Get Rid of those Gnats!

by Danny Hill | Jun 23, 2016

Really... What in the world could possibly be the purpose of these annoying, flying insects?  I know that I don't need to point out the obvious, but these buzzing little buggers are possibly the...

Managing Spring Dead Spot in Bermudagrass Turf

by Danny Hill | Jun 17, 2016

Spring Dead Spot is the most severe disease of bermudagrass turf.  Infection occurs in the Fall, with symptoms becoming apparent in Spring green up.  The disease appears in circular patches or...

Helpful Bugs - Three "pests" that are beneficial

by Danny Hill | Jun 15, 2016

You see that spider and... oh boy!While most insects and arachnids are an annoyance, their contributions can be vital.For gardeners and farmers, certain pests are invaluable. And after reading our...

Ants in the Kitchen - What to do.

by Danny Hill | Jun 10, 2016

When ants come in, they are intent on staying.  Swatting and squishing them may give you satisfaction but will do little to control them.

When dealing with ants it is important to take...

Arkansas Cockroaches: Q&A

by Danny Hill | May 29, 2016

While there are thousands of cockroach species, there are only four (4) we normally deal with around here:

  • American (wood roach)
  • Oriental Cockroach
  • Brown-banded Cockroach
  • German cockroach

Caring for Your Red Tip Photinia

by Danny Hill | May 02, 2016

The Red Tip Photinia is popular for use as a privacy hedge or fence row in our part of the country.  These large shrubs are pretty, with their green leaves turning red and the pretty white flowers...

8 Tips to Avoid Mosquitoes This Season

by Danny Hill | Apr 28, 2016
In our area, it seems to be mosquito season more often than not. This is due in part to our mild winters -  and no need to remind everyone of what is to come this summer!
That being said,...

Bug Identification: Ticks

by Danny Hill | Apr 11, 2016

Who doesn't like the outdoors? One problem can be those pesky blood-suckers we run across in our nature frolicks.

First off, ticks are not insects - they're crawling, wingless arachnids that are...

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