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Growing Grass in Shade

One of the most common problems the homeowner must face is growing grass in the shade. There are not many solutions to the problems associated with growing turf in the shade, but guidelines have...

Watering Shrubs and Trees

Even the healthiest shrubs and trees planted in the most ideal conditions need a substantial amount of time, care and proper irrigation to become established in the landscape. During the...

La Poda de Árboles

Cada planta en el paisaje tiene su propio hábito de crecimiento y diferentes requerimientos de poda. Algunas plantas son podadas constantemente para mantener una forma y tamaño deseado. Otras son...

Salvia

Salvias (also known as sages) are popular garden plants because they flower for an extended period and do well in hot, dry conditions. They provide an incredible variety of fragrance, bloom, plant...

Boxwood

Boxwoods as landscape plants have long been a favorite of Southern gardeners. Boxwoods were planted on historic estates, such as Middleton Place in Charleston, which has grand formal gardens that...

Ajuga

Three species of Ajuga are particularly useful to gardeners in South Carolina. These species grow in any reasonably well drained soil and although tolerant of full sun, growth is more rapid in...

Seasonal Invaders

At different times of the year various insects which are not normally indoor pests may enter homes. These seasonal invaders are not usually serious pests and long term infestations rarely occur....

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are beneficial around home gardens and commercially grown fruits and vegetables at certain times because they feed on caterpillars and harmful flies. When the populations peak in late...

Bumble Bees Around The Home

Bumble bees are large, attractive insects that are of interest to children, scientists, beekeepers, naturalists, conservationists, home gardeners, farmers and commercial bumble bee breeders.  There...

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