Educational Tips

The Clemson University Home & Garden Information Center provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation and nutrition, physical activity & health. The following articles are some the Green Thumb’s favorites that apply to your plant selection and maintenance here in the lowcountry. Click on any of the following links to download and print a PDF to your computer or device.

Gardening Tips

  1. Azalea’s
  2. Azalea Care
  3. Camelia’s
  4. Crape Myrtle Disease and Insect Pests
  5. Crape Myrtle Pruning
  6. Fall Vegetable Planting List
  7. Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs
  8. Gardenia’s
  9. Hydrangea’s
  10. Live Oak’s
  11. Palms and Cycads
  12. Planting Shrubs
  13. Planting Trees Correctly
  14. Spring Vegetable Planting List
  15. Transplanting Established Trees and Shrubs
  16. Watering Shrubs and Trees

Lawn Maintenance Tips

  1. Centipede Grass Maintenance Calendar
  2. Fertilizing Lawns
  3. Managing Weeds in Warm Season Lawns
  4. Overseeding with Ryegrass
  5. Preparing and Managing Warm Season Grasses During the Off-season
  6. St. Augustine Grass Maintenance Calendar
  7. Watering Lawns
  8. Winterizing Lawns
  9. Zoysia Grass Maintenance Calendar

Wildlife Attractant Tips

  1. Butterfly Plant List
  2. Deer Resistant Plant List
  3. Humming Bird Plant List