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Grow Vibrant and Fragrant Peony Blossoms 

What You Should Know to Grow Vibrant and Fragrant Peony Blossoms 

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Vibrant peonies in bloom is a beautiful sight. The blooms are huge and fragrant, exuding a sweet smell into the springtime air. There are some tricks to growing healthy and hardy peonies, not difficult, but key to success. Want to grow vibrant, fragrant peony blossoms? Here’s what you need to know: The Blooms Most people are drawn to peonies for their distinctive blooms and memorable fragrance. The blooms are colossal, usually up to ten-inches in diameter, and are found in…

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Five in Your Herb Garden that are Easy to Grow and Good for Your Health

Five in Your Herb Garden that are Easy to Grow and Good for Your Health

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Plant something that is both easy to grow and good for you – your own herb garden. Herbs thrive in varied conditions, from their own bed in a garden to a small sill inside your home. Dig in the dirt and plant some herbs that will bring a sense of achievement and numerous nutritional benefits. The top 5 herbs to plant in and around your garden are: Basil   Plant basil and reap the rewards all year long; Make sure…

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Get the Most Out of Your Spring Gardening with These Simple Tips

Get the Most Out of Your Spring Gardening with These Simple Tips

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Is it ever too early to think about spring gardening? If you have a Spring Garden on your mind, go ahead and get started with some tasks and chores that will get you ready for planting season. Some simple spring garden tips from the experts include: Groom Your Grass Now is the time to get the lawn into shape, mowed, and trimmed for spring. Arrange for sod or turf, if needed; now is the time to beat the rush. It…

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African Violets Give Beautiful Burst of Color to Your Windowsill

African Violets Give Beautiful Burst of Color to Your Windowsill

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For a year-round splash of color, give African Violets a try. These lovely flowering plants do well inside on a windowsill, needing simply the basics – air, soil, water, and light- to thrive and bloom. Climate Keeping African Violets inside provides more control over the moisture level and temperature, which is key. The ideal environment for African Violets is around 75 degrees during the day, and slightly cooler, around 65 degrees, at night. Violets like a humid environment, around 50%…

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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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