Category: Landscape

Protecting Trees During Construction

The conflict between land development and tree protection seems to be a losing battle. Oftentimes, a building site has been chosen because of the presence of mature trees. These trees, however, have...

Barberry

Barberries are often used in the southern landscape because they tolerate extreme soil and climate conditions and require minimum maintenance. The species most often found in South Carolina are...

Pruning Roses

Pruning is an important and necessary step in growing roses. Pruning keeps the plant healthy. It promotes new growth, removes dead, broken or diseased canes and trains roses to a desired shape....

Iris

There are hundreds of species and cultivars of iris in all colors of the rainbow. Iris vary from tiny woodland groundcovers to dramatic flowers for the sunny border to species that thrive in swampy...

Daylily

Daylilies are many gardeners’ favorite plants. They are dependable perennials, they are prolific and colorful bloomers, and they are relatively free of pests. Daylilies are tolerant of drought...

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and crocus are some of the earliest flowers to appear in gardens each year, some starting to bloom as early as January. Many will bloom and multiply...

Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes

Hanging baskets or window boxes full of flowers or foliage plants give a color boost to your house and garden. They can be used effectively even in a very small space. If you choose plants...

Fertilizers

Fertilizers are used to add plant nutrients not adequately supplied by the soil. A soil test is used to determine the amount of nutrients in the soil. The soil test report will make recommendations...

Composting

Composting is controlling the natural decay of organic matter by providing the right conditions for composting critters to convert yard trimmings into a product that can be returned to your...

Oak

Oaks (Quercus species) are important trees in South Carolina. In general, the deciduous species are more common from the Midlands north, while the evergreens favor conditions in the Coastal Plains....

Drying Flowers

Even with the increased popularity of plastic and fiber flowers (silk for example), many people still prefer “the real thing” preserved in a lifelike manner. Flower preservation has...

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