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Camellia Diseases & Insect Pests

Camellias are one of the most desirable and well-adapted plants for Southern gardens. Many of the common problems of sasanqua camellia (Camellia sasanqua, C. hiemalis, and C. vernalis) and the...

Managing Weeds in Warm Season Lawns

Bermudagrass, centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, and St. Augustinegrass are the most popular warm season turfgrasses grown in South Carolina. Warm season refers to the fact that they prefer warm...

Fertilizing Lawns

Essential Elements All plants require certain chemical elements for proper growth and appearance. Of these at least 17 are known to be essential elements. Table 1 lists the 17 known elements and the...

Azalea Care

Azaleas are Southern signature plants in South Carolina landscapes. Numerous azalea species, hybrids and cultivars, either native to this area or hailing from the Orient, can be grown here, with...

How to take a soil sample

Why test? A soil test provides fertilizer and lime recommendations, if needed. How do I take a sample? After all, the results are only as good as the sample. Collect 8-10 samples from the surface to...

Camellia

Camellias are large, attractive, broad-leaved, evergreen shrubs that are highly prized for their flowers, which bloom from winter to spring. There are more than 2,300 named cultivars registered with...

Forsythia

Border forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia), or golden bell, ushers in spring with its vivid golden yellow flowers and is one of the most recognized shrubs in the South. These hybrid forsythias are...

Bermudagrass Yearly Maintenance Program

Bermudagrass (Cynodon species) is an important turfgrass used throughout the southern regions of the United States and into the transition zones where both cool-season and warm-season grasses are...

Straw Bale Gardening

Although straw bale gardening is an ancient practice, it has become a trending gardening technique in the last several years. Straw bale gardens are inexpensive to set up and suited for locations...

Selecting a Lawn Grass

The lawn is an integral part of the landscape. It is the canvas on which the rest of the plantings are placed. Turfgrass that is properly placed and well maintained will enhance any landscape. On...

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