As someone who has been working with imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, in a research-based capacity since 2001, I have heard many home remedies sworn to control fire ants.
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Snake bites are a common and sometimes serious medical cases at our emergency animal hospitals. The best outcomes are achieved if treatment is early and aggressive, and in most cases the prognosis is good. Bites from rattlesnake species are generally more serious, and the antivenin used to t…
Considering all the time and money invested, home gardeners can often become frustrated with the state of their yard, making it feel like an uphill battle. With a little creative thinking, you can put plants to work to help solve some of the troubling issues in the home landscape.
Flooding is something hundreds of Charleston-area homeowners have experienced since 2015, with varying degrees of frustration and cost. Here are some tips.
Three things are golden if you live in downtown Charleston: off-street parking; a good flood zone rating; and the number for a talented, reliable contractor.
The arrival of warm weather in spring brings plant disease fungi out of hibernation. It is highly unlikely that all the diseases mentioned in this article will appear in the same yard. It is possible, though, that someone will see most of these diseases one or more times in a decade.
Planting a butterfly habitat that attracts and supports butterflies also adds an element of surprise and wonder each time a new species is encountered
Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.
Gardeners who have moved to the Lowcountry from other states have asked me how to work with the soil we have here. Two critical features of soil that gardeners need to manage are soil organic matter and drainage.
As the population of the Charleston area continues to swell, protecting its natural resources will increasingly fall on the shoulders of individuals.
The average American family uses more than 30 percent of its water on irrigation. Across the United States, that means 7 billion gallons of water are used per day to water our lawns and gardens. Unfortunately, poor irrigation practices mean that more than 50 percent of that water is lost to …
Understanding classical architecture is sort of like playing the guitar: It's easy enough to start but can take a lifetime to master.
Five years ago, a large lot at the dead end of Romney Street was overgrown, poorly lit and susceptible to illegal dumping.
While Philip Simmons remains synonymous with blacksmithing in Charleston, a new generation is seizing the trade locally and giving it a more contemporary twist in the 21st century.
When I was a new graduate student, my advisory committee insisted that I enroll in an introductory soil science course. Although I wasn’t particularly excited about this requirement, as a gardener, this class became one of the most useful college classes I’ve taken.
Arguably the largest celebration of do-it-yourself gardening in Charleston returns Friday and Saturday with the Charleston Horticultural Society’s Plantasia event.
Vomiting is one of the most common conditions for which patients are sent to me for evaluation. It also is one of the most frustrating to figure out as there are so many diseases that cause dogs and cats to vomit.
A local soup maker is borrowing from the “buy one, give one” model, which was made mainstream by the for-profit Tom’s Shoes a dozen years ago, to help feed the less privileged of Charleston.
The Gibbes Museum of Art is partnering with the Charleston Music Hall to bring live music performances to the classically landscaped Lenhardt Garden, which boasts touches such as a fountain, urns and live oaks.
While there are ongoing spring tours underway at historic homes and gardens in downtown Charleston, this Friday will offer a one-day glimpse into some homes on Kiawah Island.
Melampodium or butter daisy is a reliable, low-maintenance summer annual. This member of the aster family originated in the tropical regions of Central and South America.
The U.S. State Department building isn't one of the more notable works of architecture in the nation's capital. From the outside, the 1960s modernist box deserves few second glances.
As the Lowcountry becomes ablaze with azaleas, a less celebrated member of flowering shrub's family is starting to get more respect.
After nearly 40 years in production, the popular home improvement show on PBS, “This Old House,” finally will feature two very old houses in Charleston.
Elizabeth Lawrence wrote, “In my garden, a month seldom goes by without bloom from some member of the amaryllis family.” ("A Southern Garden," University of North Carolina Press, 1942).
With spring’s official arrival Tuesday and the chances of late frost or freeze dwindling by the day, thoughts for some South Carolinians turn to their yard and garden.
As spring nears, the most visible reminder of the rare, multiday deep freeze and snow in South Carolina in early January is the scorched brown fronds of sago palms, a native of southern Japan and not fond of prolonged freezes.
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