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School’s Out For Summer: Time To Freshen Up

Friday, July 21, 2017

Big Earth is your trusted, local source for certified playground mulch and summer is the perfect time to freshen up play areas. Great for home, school or recreational use, our selection of rubber and wood playground mulch is...

What's That?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We’ll Tell You: It isn’t really a mold or fungus, nor is it a plant or animal. Slime mold Fuligo septica, also known as “Dog Vomit Fungus”, is a primitive, single celled organism, with spore production. Did You...

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Englehardt

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lisa Englehardt: Customer Service @ Big Earth Palmetto Lisa has been a fixture at Big Earth Palmetto for many years and is a wonderful asset to the Big Earth team. Read on to learn more about Lisa. Q: How long have you worked...

How to: The Right Shovel For The Job

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

To some, a shovel is a shovel, but selecting the right shovel can make the job a lot easier. Take a closer look at our selection of shovels, to be sure you choose the right one for the job. Square Point: Easily one of the most...

Summer 2017 Garden Calendar

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Although the high temperatures and humidity of summer, take a toll on most Florida gardeners, the summer months are actually some of the best for your lawn and landscape, if you can keep up. Read on for our tips to help you...

What’s The Buzz?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Your crape myrtle is finally in bloom, but is surrounded by bees. Not to worry, these bees don’t mean any harm. As a matter of fact, honey bees, bumblebees and two species of carpenter bees specifically use the crape myrtle...

A Note From Adam

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In a world full of traffic jams, long work days and endless to do lists, where do you find your peace? When was the last time you took a step outside? No, not to get in your car and go somewhere, but actually go outside to...

What's The Difference: Ranger Pro and Roundup Quik Pro

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ranger Pro is a 2.5 gallon liquid, broad spectrum, post-emergent herbicide containing glyphosate and a surfactant. It is just as effective as other weed killers on the market, but less expensive. Ranger Pro moves through the...


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We are excited to announce new changes at Big Earth, which will afford our customers and employees new benefits and opportunities. The assistant manager of our Bradenton store, Stewart, will be moving into a sales position, in...

Picking Favorites: Notched Basalt Bench

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We are absolutely in awe of the magnificent notched basalt benches available exclusively at Big Earth Sarasota. Basalt is an igneous rock that forms when magma cools very slowly. In fact, if it cools at just the right pace,...