Cut Back Ornamental Grasses in March

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March is a great time to remove dead foliage from ornamental grasses in the landscape, before they begin to green up soon. Ornamental grasses can be  great additions to home and business landscapes, and are becoming very popular. They are very well-adapted to Carolina weather and soil conditions, very low maintenance, and provide a beautiful… Read more »

Lookout for Bagworms

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Now that summer is here, it’s time get ready to deal with that “infamous” insect pest known as the bagworm. Bagworms will eventually be out-and-about feeding on trees and shrubs in Carolina, both broadleaf and evergreen. So, how can you alleviate the damage caused by bagworm caterpillars this year? You can initially start by “hand-picking”… Read more »

Late Spring Azalea Care

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Azaleas are a beautiful evergreen shrub which provide our Carolina gardens with a short but intense burst of color in the spring. A key to having success with Azaleas especially is to plant them properly and in the right soil. Azaleas prefer a more acidic soil pH, with a good amount of peat moss and… Read more »

Rainy Weather Brings on Powdery Mildew in Carolina

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With the rainy, humid, and cool weather we’ve been experiencing this May in Charlotte aqnd Asheville, fungus diseases both in turf and ornamentals are out in full force. Powdery Mildew is one disease that is host-specific to trees, shrubs, and some flowers and vegetables in the garden. Common susceptible plants are, euonymous, sprirea, crepe myrtle,… Read more »

Leaf Spot on Photenias

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Photenia is a beautiful shrub for Carolina landscapes. It’s easy to establish and grows quickly, reaching heights of over 6′ within just a few years. If left un-pruned or with minor pruning, it can reach heights of almost 20′. It can serve as a nice wind or privacy block if planted in rows or groupings…. Read more »