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Cleome 'Spider Flowers' - an Easily Grown Southern Annual that Flourishes

Cleome ‘Spider Flowers’ – an Easily Grown Southern Annual that Flourishes

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For a thrush of lovely rose, purple, and white flowers in your Carolinian landscape, consider cleome, or ‘spider flowers’. These tough annuals thrive in this climate and promise low maintenance, high yield when integrated in your yards, gardens, and beds. Use spider flower in masses, as background plantings, containers, and as part of your cutting garden. Plant the hardy Cleome spider flower; use these tips to help it flourish in your landscape: Sun Cleome does best in well-drained soil, planted…

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Invest in Plants That Help Solve Landscaping Issues

Invest in Plants That Help Solve Landscaping Issues

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Optimize the money and effort that you invest in your landscaping; use plants and features that will solve inherent landscaping issues, problems, and challenges. From erosion and run-off to privacy and curb appeal, work with a landscape professional to find clever solutions. Save time and money; solve your landscape issues with the right plants: Rain Gardens Your landscape professional may suggest planting rain gardens for unwanted run-off that creates erosion and too much moisture in your yard. First, figure out…

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Growing the Right Plants is Key to a Successful Southern Fall Garden

Growing the Right Plants is Key to a Successful Southern Fall Garden

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If you live in the Carolinas, fall isn’t the end of a colorful and successful garden. In fact, this climate is ideal for many plants, perennials, and foliage that brings color and curb appeal to any property.  Distinguish your yard and garden with landscaping tips for the best fall garden options for the southeastern hardiness zone. Growing the right plants is key to a successful southern fall garden: Select shrubs. Shrubs are a great way to go when the weather…

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How to Grow a Cutting Garden for All Seasons

How to Grow a Cutting Garden for All Seasons

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The southeastern United States is the perfect climate for year-round foliage and flora, which also makes cutting gardens a viable possibility. Imagine being able to trim and cut your own fresh flowers for arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets – any time you choose! The mild climate and warm weather make it feasible to clip and create floral displays any season, when you keep a couple things in-mind. Grow your own cutting garden for fresh flowers and creations year-round: Can you grow…

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Tackle Those Tough Summer Weeds

Tackle Those Tough Summer Weeds

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Summer in the south means a lot of things, but to landscapers and homeowners, it can equate to some tough summer weeds. Treating these summer invaders may seem like a never-ending task, but it is key in keeping your own yard and garden from becoming smothered and choked. Be prepared for the tough summer weeds that threaten your plants and greenspaces: Southeastern weeds are common. Weeds can be an issue in the southeastern states and it is important to know…

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Which Fertilizer Will Make your Grass Grow Greener: Organic or Synthetic?

Which Fertilizer Will Make your Grass Grow Greener: Organic or Synthetic?

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Wondering which fertilizer will make your grass grow greener, organic or synthetic? Before you buy fertilizer for your lawn and greenspaces, consider some basic tips.   Got questions about fertilizer? Here is what you need to know:   What is fertilizer comprised of? The three key ingredients in fertilizer are nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, each with a distinct purpose. Nitrogen makes your lawn lush and green, while potassium helps make your grass durable and resilient during stressful conditions. Phosphorus fosters…

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Smart Irrigation Conserves Water and Helps Lawns Thrive

Smart Irrigation Conserves Water and Helps Lawns Thrive

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Reduce the impacts of run-off and help your foliage thrive with smart irrigation strategies; watering plants, lawns, and gardens comprises around 30% of all water consumed in a typical household. It is further estimated that Americans use seven-billion gallons of water daily to water their greenspaces. Proper irrigation practices help prevent waste while fostering healthy, hardy plants. Get smart about irrigation to conserve water and help your lawn thrive:   Adjust the Blade Adjusting your mower blade can also help…

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Yard Safety Tips that will Save You Considerable Heartache - and Backache!

Yard Safety Tips that will Save You Considerable Heartache – and Backache!

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A lot of times, homeowners worry about the condition of their property, but overlook yard safety, which could be a recipe for disaster. This season pay attention to some simple tips that help keep everyone at your home much safer, and that can prevent a catastrophe later-on. Save yourself hassle and heartache with these yard safety tips: Stretch first. Yard work can be rigorous. Make sure that you stretch your back and muscles before engaging in yard work to prevent injury….

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Salt Tolerant Plants Improve Landscaping Success on SC Coast

Salt Tolerant Plants Improve Landscaping Success on South Carolina Coast

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If you live on the coast, make sure that you are buying salt tolerant plants for your landscape designs. Some flora and foliage simply can’t withstand the salt air and spray of the southeastern shoreline, and that could be disastrous for your landscape. Some prudent options for South Carolina include: Conifers, like evergreen shrubs. Juniper, such as cedar. Flowering oleander. Grassy sea oats. Blooming lantana. Some types of zinnia flowers. For a dramatic and colorful green-space, consider Hydrangeas, a beautiful blooming shrub…

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Consider Cannas for Summer Color

Consider Cannas for Summer Color

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Want to add some long-lasting color to your South Carolina garden this season? Consider planting perennials, specifically, cannas; cannas are gorgeous and exotic blooming plants that are hardy and well-suited to the climate of the southeastern United States. Talk to a landscape or garden expert about integrating these tropical beauties around your yard and property. Consider Cannas for your summertime color:   Skip the Seed Unless you are a landscape expert, it makes the most sense to start with tubers…

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