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Bermudagrass - Turf of the South

by Danny Hill | Jun 23, 2017

Bermudagrass is a major turf species in our area of Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. Common bermudagrass naturalized throughout the warmer regions of the United States and was introduced...

Lawn and Garden Spring-Cleaning Checklist

by Danny Hill | Mar 02, 2017
Wow, the official Spring kick-off is March 20th (about 3-weeks away!), so let's look at a spring cleaning checklist to get the beautiful part of the year off to a great start!

Let the Sun Shine In: A guide to exposure gardening

by Danny Hill | Feb 26, 2017
If that green thumb of yours is ready to come out of hibernation, then use our little garden planner for a great spring garden based on sun exposure!   Here are some of our favorites, from the...

Winter lawn care for a beautiful lawn

by Danny Hill | Jan 12, 2017
It's winter but you love your lawn so what can you do ?

Mistletoe ..... Mysteries Revealed!

by Danny Hill | Dec 08, 2016

Whenever we think of Christmas, we picture christmas trees, holly, and of course - the favorite at every Christmas party... mistletoe! Here are just a few interesting facts about our favorite...

Do you have these weeds? :  Identification and Treatment

by Danny Hill | Oct 21, 2016

Treating your lawn for weeds that compete for nutrients and sun is always a good idea. We all seem to know that spring is when you put down crabgrass inhibitor and turf builder, but many...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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