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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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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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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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Plant Ornamental Grasses and Bring Interest to your Garden All Year

Plant Ornamental Grasses and Bring Interest to your Garden All Year

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  Ornamental grasses can bring natural color and beauty to a garden all year and are effortless to maintain in the right climate. The southern US, more specifically Charleston, falls in the hardiness zone 8 and 9 range, which gives gardeners ample options when adding to their landscape. Some of the best  ornamental grasses to bring visual interest to your garden are:   Maiden-grass. One of your options is Maiden-grass, which can grow up to eight-feet in height. This grass…

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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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