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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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The Beauty of Ground Cover and Vines

Elevate your Landscape Design with Ground Cover and Vines

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Landscape design is one element of your home that should never be overlooked. Good landscaping can make the property aesthetically pleasing while adding value to the property and can enhance the yard and take advantage of the space, light, and other elements of the yard. Before choosing any ground cover or vines for your landscape design, it is best to determine which would be suitable for your particular yard and landscaping needs. Maintenance of the ground covers and vines should…

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The Advantages of a Landscaping Consultant

The Advantages of a Landscaping Consultant

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Landscaping consultants can help any homeowner take the exterior of their home from ordinary to extraordinary. Hiring a landscaping consultant can ultimately be one of the most important steps you can take as a homeowner to raise the value of your home while creating an aesthetically pleasing appearance and great curb appeal. A landscaping consultant can help you add up to fifteen percent more to the overall value of the home and can help you design an outdoor living space…

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Getting the Most from Your Local Nursery

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If you are a homeowner who wants to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful sanctuary that requires minimal maintenance, and want advice along the way on the best materials and native plants, then a local nursery will benefit you more than an impersonal big box store. Healthy Plants Your local nursery usually offers only the highest quality and healthiest plants available. While these plants may be cheaper at bigger retail stores because they are bought in bulk to be sold,…

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How to Care for Southern Turf Grass

How to Care for Southern Turf Grass

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Southern turf grasses include St. Augustine, Centipede, Zoysia, and Bermuda. Southern turf grasses have a wide range of leaf textures and various features and benefits. Of all the Southern turf grasses, St. Augustine grass is the most shade tolerant. If St. Augustine grass is suitable for your outdoor space, then there are a few considerations to mention regarding its maintenance and care. St. Augustine grass is a grass that can be found in many countries including southern portions of the…

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