Crapemyrtle bark scale confirmed in South Carolina

(Deep sigh), it’s official. Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI) announced last Wednesday that crapemyrtle bark scale (CMBS) has been found in landscape sites in Columbia, South Carolina. Folks from Texas to Tennessee, Virginia to Florida, are probably thinking, “What’s the news? We’ve had this beast for years!” Well, nurserymen and landscape care professionals in South Carolina have always felt kind of lucky that CMBS hadn’t been found in South Carolina, although crapemyrtle trees from elsewhere in the South have been covered in white fuzz, shiny honeydew and black sooty mold for years. Lady Luck seems to have forsaken us.

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Irrigation System Checks That Save Water

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems that can cost your customers a significant amount of wasted water. Here are a few irrigation system checks to perform on a monthly, yearly or periodic basis to make sure clients are maximizing their investments.

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5 Landscape Business Tax Reduction Tips

Americans pay more in taxes each year than they spend on food, clothing and housing combined, so reducing your taxes to the legal minimum can greatly increase your ability to build wealth, especially as a landscape business owner. Here are five strategies to reduce your taxes to the legal minimum. Using one these tax reduction tips may help your business.

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