SEARCY, Ark. – Spring has officially sprung here in Searcy, which also means the arrival of the city’s annual outdoor beautification effort; Big Bloomin’ Weekend.

With social distancing still the norm, this weekend, April 24-26, is the perfect time to get outside and into our yards and gardens to plant, paint, or build and really spruce up our curb appeal.

This is the third year for the event, the aim of which is to encourage the community, its citizens, and its businesses, to participate in beautification efforts for the city of Searcy.

The event also offers residents an opportunity to support local businesses across Searcy who will be offering a variety of sales, promotions, services, and giveaways in support of Big Bloomin’ Weekend.

Four Seasons Garden Center

Head over to Four Season Garden Center and shop all your gardening needs including a variety of plants and tools. If you do not feel comfortable leaving your car, call in your order and they’ll deliver it to you curbside.

Mention Big Bloomin’ Weekend at checkout to receive 10% all orders. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

702 E Race Ave.
(501) 230-6339

Photo by: Summer Young

Dripping Springs Farm           

Beautify your garden with vibrant flowers from Dripping Springs Farm. They have all types of flowers in stock, and all are available for purchase through their Facebook page. You can also find some plant deals available on their page as well.

374 Dripping Springs Rd.
(501) 230-6468

Homer’s Ace Hardware

Big Bloomin’ Weekend isn’t just about plants. Find gardening supplies and the tools needed to spruce up the outside of your home or business at Homer’s. Know exactly what you want? Call in your order for pick-up. They even offer free shipping to anyone in a 5-mile radius!

2128 W Beebe-Capps Expressway
(501) 268-3515

Lincoln Lawn & Garden

New to gardening or don’t have any tools or suppliers? Call Lincoln Lawn & Garden or shop on their Facebook page.

You order a DIY trailer with plants, dirt, mulch and more, and have it delivered right to your house. They even have plants in their nursery if that is what you are needing. You can also find unique items like river rocks to line your garden beds and squares of sod to help patch up bare spots of yard. Plus, Lincoln has experts on hand that can help with any of your landscaping questions.

2508 East Line Road
(501) 305-3551

Photo by: Summer Young

McCoy’s Building Supply

Looking to build a deck out back? How about replacing your fence or just making some updates to the house? McCoy has all your building needs for both inside and outside. Start that project this weekend with McCoy’s supplies and feel good about crossing that project off your list. You can shop in store, but we would suggest shopping their website and then picking up your order.

1601 E Booth Ave
(501) 268-4356 

Natural Food Store

Not only do they sell groceries, but they have expanded their products to participate in Big Bloomin’ Weekend, including selling organic and heirloom seeds specific to Arkansas growing. Five Acre Farms will be selling a variety of starter plants at Natural Food Store.

Start the celebration early by shopping at the Natural Food store this week and receive free Bee Friendly Flower Seed Mix. They are offering curbside for everyone and free delivery within 10-miles of the store.

500 S Main St.
(501) 268-9585

Ridout Lumber Company

If you are looking for a creative project to keep you busy during quarantine, browse Ridout Lumber Company’s list of various DIY projects available on their website. They also have all the materials you will need for that project and can often deliver the materials to your home or business. It is so easy and something fun to do!

3300 East Race Street
(501) 268-7119

Searcy Farmers Association 

The Searcy Farmer’s Association is still open and excited to participate in the Big Bloomin’ weekend. Browse their website and order through the phone. Curbside pickup is offered as well.

507 E Booth Rd
(501) 268-6673

Searcy Mulch Center

Fertilize your soil by picking up FREE mulch at the Searcy Mulch Center. Bring your vehicle and fill up as much as you can, whenever you want.

1840 N Main St.
(501) 279-1076

Black Sumac Design

Have you been thinking about that outdoor landscaping project that you always wanted to do? Well now is a perfect time to give Black Sumac Design a call. They are specialists in garden and landscaping design and have a lot of experience in commercial and residential design.
(501) 230-6328

Big Bloomin’ Weekend is this Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26th. Everyone who participates — whether you plant one flower or redo your entire front yard — is encouraged to post photos to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BigBloominWeekend, so that everyone can share and enjoy the beautification efforts. Find more information on