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10 Features that Add Great Curb Appeal

A Well-Kept Home is a Joy to Behold: 10 Features that Add Great Curb Appeal

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Any homeowner knows that their property’s curb appeal absolutely contributes to the overall value of their investment. Many features that can improve and elevate your home’s curb appeal relate to the exteriors and landscaping of your property – the first things that others notice about your home. Add great curb appeal to your home and property with these ten features: 1.    Quality fencing. Good fences make more than good neighbors: they also help improve curb appeal. The key here is…

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Are your Outside Plants Looking a Little Sad After a Cold Snap?

Are your Outside Plants Looking a Little Sad After a Cold Snap?

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Winter can be tough on your outside plants, even in the mild climate of the Carolinas. Take a slow and thoughtful stroll through your landscape, garden, or greenspace; look for damage, decline, and dead-heads that could indicate exposure to chillier temperatures. Are your outside plants looking a little sad after a cold snap?   Be patient. When perusing your plants, resist the urge to pluck, fix, or prune brown spots that you find on your green plants, shrubs, or trees….

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Conserve Water to Benefit your Landscape and Save Money

Conserve Water to Benefit your Landscape and Save Money

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Want more reasons to conserve water? If environmental sustainability isn’t enough, know that conserving the water that you use will save you money over time. Plus, optimizing water usage creates a hardy and lush landscape. For more ways to save water and create an efficient greenspace, talk to landscaping professionals in the Charleston area. Watering your Greenspaces Your greenspaces and landscape will receive some water naturally from the environment, but you will need to reinforce this with regular irrigation practices….

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Create a Vertical Garden to Transform a Boring Wall or Fence

Create a Vertical Garden to Transform a Boring Wall or Fence

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Got limited room for a garden? Don’t let the idyllic climate of the low-country go to waste, even if space is tight. If you lack footage horizontally, consider planting vertically; a vertical garden is a solution for anyone with more of a green-thumb than green-space. Irrigation Irrigation is of the utmost importance when it comes to a vertical garden. Roots can become crowded and dry-out fast; drip irrigation ensures they don’t wither and die. Many of the most popular vertical…

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Late Season Tips to Help Your Garden Rest Through the Winter

Late Season Tips to Help Your Garden Rest Through the Winter

By | Fall Tips, Home Gardening Advice, Winter | No Comments

It pays to put your garden to rest before the winter, even in the mild climate of the Carolinas. Consider maintaining your winter garden in the fall, to ensure hardy and prosperous plants, beds, and landscapes in the spring. Help your garden rest through the winter with these late-season tips: Harvest what you can. Now is the time to harvest and gather what you can from your garden before the first frost. Pick and dry your herbs, flowers, and seeds,…

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Fill Your Fall Garden with Short-Season Annuals to Maintain a Beautiful Look

Fill Your Fall Garden with Short-Season Annuals to Maintain a Beautiful Look

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There are certain times of year that benefit from the planting of short-season annuals; short-season annuals have a shorter life than other annuals and a fairly-narrow temperature tolerance during their peak. These annuals aren’t intended to thrive in extreme conditions or weather, but rather to serve other colorful purposes in your landscape. Maintain a beautiful look and fill your garden with short-season annuals: Create Diversity Short-season annuals allow you to create diverse displays and utilize flora and foliage that is…

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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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Fall is the Best Time to Plant in the South Carolina Climate

Fall is the Best Time to Plant in the South Carolina Climate

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Did you know that fall is the best season for planting many varieties of flowers, foliage, and produce in the Carolinas? Summer may be over, but many landscape design experts agree that there are many reasons why fall is the best time to plant across the Southeastern United States: There are less pests. You will encounter fewer weeds and fewer pests during fall planting, which is a nice reprieve in the southern US. This also gives your plants a better…

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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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