Spring Garden Tips
Gardening and Allergies

june_27_2008

I'll give you some helpful information on dealing with with allergies from grass, tree and weed pollen, plus dermatitis caused by poison ivy and other plants and insects. Then I'll answer gardeners' questions regarding rabbits and deer have nibbling on roses. Also, what plants will thrive best in the South Carolina climate? Pest Tip: mosquito control and using Mosquito Dunks with the active ingredient Bacillus thuringiensis var. israliensis.

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