Category: In the Garden

Prepare Houseplants to Move Back Inside

There are several tropical plant species that are susceptible to chill injury at temperatures at or below 50°F. So, make plans now to start moving them back indoors. It is best to move plants...

Floods, Termites & Termite Treatments

In the last few years, the United States has experienced massive flooding events from storms and hurricanes including Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and in the Carolina’s, Matthew and Florence. We...

Plant a Cover Crop

Do not let your garden soil go fallow through the winter. Plant a cover crop or a mix of cover crops for their multiple benefits to your soil. Cover crops are an important part of any rotational...

Prepare Warm-Season Lawns for Winter

Follow these steps to prepare warm-season lawns for the winter: Do not apply nitrogen fertilizer at this time. Lime and/or potassium may be applied at this time if a soil test indicates that it is...

Autumn Roadside Wildflowers

When traveling the backroads in Upstate South Carolina during autumn, I find the number of colorful, roadside wildflowers quite amazing. Many species are growing in or near the moist highway...

Figs are Ripening

Yes, the time for figs to ripen has arrived. In most areas, the relatively mild winter months aided figs in producing a good crop of new shoots resulting in a bounty of small green fruit. Here in...

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