Tim Daly

Many people are disturbed at the sight of insects, seeing them as a threat that should be eliminated at all costs. True, some insects are harmful in that they bite, sting, transmit diseases, and destroy our crops. However, amount to only three percent of all insect species. The others are not harmful; in fact, many are beneficial and play an essential role in nature.

Tim Daly

If you have ever been to Savannah or Charleston, one thing you are sure to have noticed is the large oak trees lining the streets. These trees are called live oaks (Quercus virginiana) and are the state tree of Georgia. Live oaks are native to the sandy soils near the coast but can also grow in the moist, fertile soils of woodland areas, along stream banks, and in a variety of other site conditions.

Tim Daly

Many pests can trouble people such as hornets, mosquitoes, and ticks, however, one that is often overlooked are chiggers. Their bites cause intense itching and being small in size, often people who encounter these organisms are not aware of their presence. If you have never experienced chigger bites consider yourself lucky.

Tim Daly

Often, when homeowners think of palm trees, images of places with tropical climates such as Florida and Hawaii come to mind. However, you do not need to travel long distances to enjoy the beauty of these plants. Several palms can be grown in our area. They are attractive, low maintenance, tolerant of prolonged dry conditions and evergreen.

Tim Daly

Although not as popular as the common flowering geranium, scented geraniums make excellent additions to the garden. They are prized for their aromatic leaves and colorful foliage. The plants come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Their presence beautifies flow-er beds, and they are ideal for growing in containers.

Tim Daly

Groundcovers are plants that grow low to the ground and can quickly spread to form dense plantings. In addition to being attractive, they thrive on sites where other plant material is difficult to get established, like turf grasses.