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Landscape Design Trends We Love

Landscape Design Trends We Love in 2018

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Just because the temperatures have dipped, doesn’t mean your landscape must be drab. Winter in the Carolinas can be colorful and fresh- give your home’s exteriors a fresh face and extended utility with some of 2018’s most-clever design trends. Winter doesn’t need to be drab; brighten up your South Carolina exteriors with these landscape design suggestions: Bring the indoors, out. Don’t let cooler weather dampen outdoor dining; bring the indoor to your outdoor spaces with cozy conversations spaces and eating…

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Camellia Varieties for your Winter Landscape

Three Camellia Varieties that Will Look Incredible in your Winter Landscape

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Want some outdoor color that won’t wane when the weather turns cooler? Camellias are an excellent option, that will thrive and become hardy in most climates and regions. Furthermore, Camellias make excellent borders, screens, and hedges to protect and secure your property, while providing some obscurity for enhancing privacy, too.   Three Camellias that will look wonderful in your winter landscape are:   Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’. The lovely pink icicle Camellia yields 4 ½ -inch blossoms that are a luscious…

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3 Cool Christmas Tree Trends

3 Cool Christmas Tree Trends From 2017

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The holidays fly by in a flash, and soon it will be time to begin decorating your home once more. Borrow some innovation and imagination from some of the Christmas tree trends that made a big splash throughout homes during the 2017 holiday season.   Consider these three cool Christmas tree themes and trends for future displays:   Unconventional tree-toppers. One of the hottest trends in tree-decorating are unique toppers, including DIY tree topper ideas. From simple and rustic to…

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Satsumas: Tasty, zipper-skinned oranges that grow well in Charleston!

Satsumas: These tasty, zipper-skinned oranges grow well in Charleston!

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Plant something that will not only bring you joy to look at, but that will yield something that may become a part of your everyday diet. The southeastern US is the perfect grow zone and climate for Satsuma trees. Satsuma oranges are thin-skinned, which makes them easy to peel. They are a member of the mandarin orange family, which are delicious, often seedless oranges that are also great to use in cooking.   Some of the amazing perks of Satsuma…

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Checking the Freshness of a Christmas Tree

4 Steps to Checking the Freshness of a Christmas Tree

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It may be tough to wait until December to bring in and decorate your Christmas tree, but jumpstarting the season may result in a dry and unsafe tree by Christmas. The best way to predict how long a tree will last is to know when the tree was cut, so ask when buying to ensure freshness and longevity. If you are buying a cut tree, try to determine the freshness of the tree before buying with some simple strategies and…

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Christmas Camellias - Sasanqua

Christmas Camellias – Plant Them Now and Brighten Your Outdoors at Christmas

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Think ahead to the holidays and begin planting for some festive color at Christmas. Christmas Camellias are the perfect choice for a blooming plant that is hardy and resilient, but also lovely and easy to maintain. Augment your typical holiday greenery and wreaths with a pop of purple, pink, and fiery red from camellias to create captivating and colorful curb appeal this season. Three camellias to plant now for brighter Christmas curb appeal later are:   ‘Yuletide’ The Camellia Sasanqua,…

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Four Varieties That Will Look AMAZING in Your Window Box This Fall

Four Varieties That Will Look AMAZING in Your Window Box This Fall

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When the weather turns cooler, enjoy the vibrant colors and lush foliage of your window boxes; that is, if you planted one of these four varieties that come to life in the fall! Talk to your nursery professional to find these four hardy plants that are perfect for a window box and that will brighten up your curb appeal come autumn.   Four varieties that will look amazing in your window box this fall are:   Baby Gem-Dwarf Boxwood Beautiful…

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3 Beautiful Trees to Plant this Fall for Color Next Year

3 Beautiful Trees to Plant this Fall for Color Next Year

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Fall is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the autumnal air, and plant for next season. Plan-ahead and enjoy springtime color by planting beautiful blooming trees now. Three beautiful trees to plant this fall for color next spring are: Redbud. Redbud trees are small, flowering trees that are native to the eastern United States and Canada. The lovely lavender-colored blooms open in early-spring and it is commonly found in the Southern US, in particular, South Carolina. Redbuds are fairly-small,…

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The ONE Thing You Can Do to Make Your Mole Problem Go Away

The ONE Thing You Can Do to Make Your Mole Problem Go Away

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It can be rewarding to produce lush, hardy gardens, but frustrating when you detect an issue with pests. Moles are small rodents that can wreak havoc on your landscaping, yard, and gardens; they burrow and dig trenches or lawn ridges, pulling vegetation down into their tunnel as they go. Moles only grow to be around six-to-eight inches long and weigh less than four-pounds, but they can cause plenty of trouble on your property. Think you might have a mole? The…

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3 Amazing Plants That Bloom in Hot Weather Adding Late Summer Color

3 Amazing Plants That Bloom in Hot Weather Adding Late Summer Color

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Just because it is late in the summer doesn’t mean your garden has to lose its alluring color. Enjoy late summer color in your garden, yard, and landscape with some hardy flowers that bloom in the heat of the southeastern US into autumn. Three amazing plants that bring late summer color to your outdoor spaces are: Lantana Lantana likes full-sun, good drainage, and to be kept moist but not wet to prevent root-rot. Lantana will bloom from spring until frost,…

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