Kudzu Bugs »

Gardening for Everyone by Donald McInnes, Ph.D.

Today was the first time I found a kudzu bug inside my house.

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The Statistics on Lawn Problems »

Among the information available on Clemson Extension’s Plant Problem Clinic website (www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/plant_industry/plant_prob_clinic) is the 2012 annual report of all the samples sent Read more…

English Ivy—It Doesn’t Mature Until It Grows Up »

The above title may sound redundant, but let me explain. Many plants go through transformations as they age. A familiar example may be Read more…

Winter Weeds »

Take a look at your lawn. Most of those bits of green are likely winter weeds—annual bluegrass, henbit, vetch, chickweed, etc., Read more…

Fight Blight—A Plea for Biodiversity »

In the 19th century, one out of every four hardwood trees in eastern North America was a chestnut. You’ve heard “The Christmas Song” Read more…

Soil Amendments-Improving Your Lot »

In working at the Richland County Extension office, I see the wide range of soil buying essays online types Read more…

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day »

Since 1934, the first Friday in December has been celebrated as Arbor Day in South Carolina. In most states, Arbor Day is Read more…

25 More Ways to Make Your Landscape Greener, Cheaper and More Responsible »

This continues the list of sustainable landscape and gardening tips from last month. If you missed last month’s Jungle Taming newsletter, you can Read more…

25 Ways to Make Your Landscape Greener, Cheaper and More Responsible »

Landscapers have touted their industry as “green” for years. It’s true they work with green material, in the form of plants, but Read more…

Black Gold »

Composting is a lot like sex. It’s a healthy, natural process involving fertility, tumbling around, and—when it’s going right—steaminess. On top of that, Read more…