• Shrubs

    Shrub – Propagate from Cuttings

    Early July is an excellent time to collect cuttings from favorite shrubs and to root them….

  • Shrubs

    Hydrangea – Identification and Pruning

    Q: I have hydrangeas on some new property. I would like to prune them but am…

  • Lawn Care

    Mowing Heights for Lawns

    Mow your lawn when the actual grass height exceeds the recommended height by one-third. For example,…

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  • Outdoor Flowers & Foliage

    Solarizing soil in fall doesn’t work before planting wildflowers

    Q: I read about sowing a perennial flower garden in the fall for spring blooms. They…

  • Groundcovers

    Asiatic Jasmine – Good Groundcover

    Q: What low ground cover would you recommend for a driveway middle strip? A: I’m seeing…

  • Zoysia

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    From: Gary Forrester, Horticulture Extension Agent, Horry County Extension Service, Clemson University Zoysiagrass (Zoysia species) was…

  • Ornamental Trees

    Saucer magnolia seed pods

    Q: What are these things on our saucer magnolia? A: They are seed pods. They look…

  • Pest Plants

    Bracken fern identification and control

    Q: I’m seeing a deciduous hardy fern that averages 2′-3′ tall. It was given to me…

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