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Day: July 7, 2015

Planting Depth

One of the most common mistakes inexperienced gardeners make is failing to recognize the importance of proper planting depth. They usually err on the side

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Sapsuckers

The yellow-bellied sapsucker is a type of woodpecker that primarily feeds on sap but also eats the insects attracted to sap. Sapsuckers attack live trees,

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Cold Hardy Palms

Can I plant a palm tree here? Yes, you can! There are several palms that will survive and thrive in upstate South Carolina. Sabal palmetto

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Palms

Palms belong to the monocot family, along with grasses, orchids, and bromeliads. Palms are not capable of secondary growth and thus, do not have annual

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Mistletoe

Description: Mistletoe is a PARASITIC plant that grows as a hanging bush on the branches of trees. It will grow on most deciduous trees but prefers

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Mower Injury

Description: Injuries incurred by lawn mowers and string trimmers can seriously threaten a tree’s health. Nicks or cuts to the base of the tree disrupt the

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Nutrient Deficiency

Description: Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Plants require nutrients to stay healthy and those aren’t always readily available. The first sign

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Poor Drainage

Description: Poor drainage is a common landscape problem and is considered by many to be one of the biggest killers of landscape plants. In areas with

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Water Deficiency

Description: Tree health and growth depend upon an adequate supply of water. Normally, rainfall supplies enough to sustain healthy trees. Even moderate dry periods can be

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Lightning

Description: Trees, because they are normally the tallest point around, are natural lightning rods. When a tree is struck by lightning the liquids inside the trunk

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