Soil health represents the idea that soil is much more than a medium in which we grow our plants, but is a living ecosystem that works to sustain plants and animals alike.
Those looking to sell their home should consider pro tips such as these: Set a realistic price; use a professional photographer; and stage the interior well, especially for the photo shoot.
The Charleston Horticultural Society's Fall Garden Tour will be visiting eight private homes Nov. 3 in Riverland Terrace on James Island.
Today, gourds are ornamentals used for decoration, but, in the past, at least one gourd (the bottle gourd) had a very specific, useful purpose.
The home at 9 Prices Alley underwent a six-year renovation project, earning it the Merit Award for Historic Preservation from the state American Institute of Architects.
People shopping for a home in coastal South Carolina should know that some features make houses more resistant to storm damage and less costly to insure.
While weeds are a nuisance in most gardens, they reveal problems in the soil. And by knowing these problems, we can moderate and reduce weeds through cultural practices.
The Green Heart Program brings its seed-to-harvest curriculum full circle with the Healthy Hearts program. It teaches students how to grow fruits and vegetables as well as how to prepare meals from their harvest.
It seems likely the property will be sold to a developer to build homes or apartments. But Goose Creek's former mayor hopes the plantation home can be donated to the city.
Time spent amending soil with compost, digging the right-sized planting hole, and carefully positioning the plant will help plants grow vigorously.
The idea of cover-cropping is an age-old practice, but only recently have we started to understand its effects on soil fertility and health.
For the first time, Carl Zarrello had to consult with Charleston's local design board because the home is located in the city's historic district.
The Directory of African American Architects lists seven black architects who work in Charleston, North Charleston and Johns Island. Across the state, there are only about 20.
Invasive plants may look harmless, even beautiful, but they can alter an ecosystem. Some invasives have been purposely introduced because they are fast-growing and pest-free, and that’s precisely why they’ve become a problem. Not all plants introduced from another continent, referred to as exotics, are invasive. But they’re not native.
Today, as traffic whizzes by on rural two-lane highway, the site is a solemn place of reflection and a sobering reminder of the unpleasantness of the past.
Beth Gregg found out that Secretariat trainer Lucien Laurin, one of greatest handlers in horse racing history, lived in her four-bedroom, brick estate in Santee between 1979 and 1987.
Logan Bland, a sales manager with locally owned Charleston Security Systems, said people look for camera systems either when they are just moving into a new home or because something happened and they are reacting to it.
The Charleston Habitat affiliate wants to provide affordable housing to veterans who meet the family earning income level criteria between 35 and 80 percent of the area median income.
Lawn care in the Lowcountry has its own challenges. Unfortunately, this tends to happen more because we do too much rather than not enough.
Cicadas have a distinctive song. It sounds like summer vacation and passes through the trees like an audible wave, starting on one side of the woods and gently moving to the other side.
Summerville's Woodlands Mansion has a history dating back to the late 19th century. As current owner Tom Limehouse prepares to sell the property, take a look at the history and future of the sprawling, 11-acre land.
The North Carolina Arboretum is more botanical garden, with a large variety of plants, than traditional arboretum that focuses only on trees.
Most aspiring pool owners think that the saltwater option will lack any trace of chlorine. In reality, these are basically still chlorine pools.
In the summer, light pruning is acceptable. However, you want to be careful on shrubs that have already set next year’s flower buds.
The pink mansion at 5 East Battery is one of Charleston's most visible homes, and it's getting one of the city's most ambitious and visible makeovers.