The Star-Spangled Banner

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I started out with all intentions of writing a moving blog full of historical facts and patriotism for the 4th of July.  But, sometimes the words have already been spoken and need no further elaboration.  Such is the case today. Though not born at the time of the signing of The Declaration of Independence in… Read more »

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July With the Family This Year – North Carolina Style

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Every year families across the country gather together to watch fireworks light up the night sky in recognition of our great country’s founding on July 4, 1776, the day the United States laid down its claim to be a free and independent nation through the Declaration of Independence. North Carolina has an incredible fireworks selection… Read more »

Are Mosquitoes Really That Dangerous?

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Mosquitoes are easily one of the most annoying and hated insects around. Worse than simply being annoying, they unfortunately kill more people than any other species in the world. The main mosquito transmitted diseases we deal with in the USA are Zika virus, West Nile virus, dog heartworms (dirofilaria immitis), and encephalitis. They buzz around… Read more »

Don’t Let Ticks Ruin Your Summer.

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Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more insect-borne diseases to be aware of? Maybe it was the innocence of youth, but I don’t remember being overly concerned about things like ticks and mosquitoes growing up.  Don’t get me wrong, I had my share of mosquito bites, and since most of… Read more »

Caring for Fescue in the Summer

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Fescue Lawns are some of the best looking lawns during the spring in this part of the country.  This year has been no exception.  The cooler than normal spring helped this cool-season grass maintain it’s health and vigor into the start of summer.  However, our sudden turn to July-like temperatures and higher humidities has the… Read more »

Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

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Mosquitoes. The insect that everyone loves to hate, and the ultimate party crashers. Every time we want to be outside enjoying our beautiful lawn, mosquitoes end up crashing the party, annoying and biting us and our loved ones.  It isn’t just us humans that they are after though; they will zero in on our pets… Read more »

Rhododendron Care 101

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Everyone has their favorite spring flowers.  For some, it is the daffodil that pops up signaling the start of spring.  For others, it is the tulip that is in the background of so many Easter photos, but for me, it has always been the azalea, with one exception. If I’m in the Smoky Mountains, then… Read more »