Gardening is art, science and philosophy all wrapped together in one mysterious and sometimes unattainable enterprise. But that has never stopped anyone from pursuing it. A satisfying garden requires a basic knowledge of the science of horticulture in order to meet the physical demands of growing plants; sufficient knowledge of the primary principles of art to combine them harmoniously; plus your personal philosophy of what represents the ideal garden.
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EASY UPDATES YOU CAN DO YOURSELF – MOST FOR UNDER $100
So you've been dreaming of updating your home, but the cost of new flooring or a kitchen remodel isn't in your budget? Don't despair. There are plenty of ways to revitalize and update your home without breaking the bank. Check out these simple updates and fixes that'll give your home a fresh new look, inside and out. Once your project's complete, you'll be dying to show off your beautiful abode to family and friends.
COLLINS GROUP NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP SALES TEAMS
Collins Group Realty was recently named one of America’s most productive sales teams by REAL Trends. Collins Group is ranked No. 4 for the state of South Carolina, rising from fifth place in 2016. For the list, REAL Trends ranked more than 13,800 residential real estate professionals based on their excellence in real estate sales during 2017.
LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE DEBUTS MODEL HOMES
There was a big turnout in June for the debut of Minto Community’s first model homes in Latitude Maragaritaville. The celebration included a live band, a steel drum band, games, food and giveaways. Visitors were shuttled to the newly opened Lake Latitude Club, featuring a resort-style pool, sandy beach area, fitness center and party room, and were able to tour the nine model homes and submitted offers on the first phase of the community. This is the second Latitude Margaritaville to open; the first is in Daytona Beach and was just named the nation’s most popular active adult community for 2018 by 55places.com.
When searching for a real estate professional, many people start their search by talking with family or friends. People you know and trust who have used a real estate professional in the past often can provide recommendations. It’s a good idea to interview more than one real estate professional. You want to be confident you’ll have a good rapport with your Realtor.
NETWORK PICKS SMART HOME WINNER, CHOOSES BEAUFORT HOME FOR ULTIMATE HOUSE HUNT
And the winner is … Josephine Montgomery from Long Island. HGTV cameras were rolling in mid-July when the winner of the Bluffton Smart Home got her look at her prize, according to the television network.
The HGTV Smart Home Giveaway grand prize package was valued at more than $1.6 million. In addition to her new three-bedroom home in Palmetto Bluff, Montgomery also pocketed $100,000 in cash and the keys to a 2018 Mercedes-Benz hybrid. She was randomly selected as the winner from more than 95 million entries.
LONG COVE CLUB EARNS ISLAND BEAUTIFICATION AWARD
The Island Beautification Association chose Long Cove Club’s front entrance as the winner of the organization’s annual Island Beautification Entry Competition. This is the 14thyear for the award, which was started to recognize gated communities for beautifying the island. The Island Beautification Association originally was formed to landscape the medians of William Hilton Parkway after it became a four-lane road, and the group has since completed many landscaping projects along the roads of Hilton Head.
Here in the Lowcountry, we’re surrounded by lots of water: the ocean, marshlands, lagoons, ponds, creeks and lakes. The many swimming pools that dot the Lowcountry landscape bring that water even closer — right into our backyards.
But not just any pool will do for Lowcountry residents; gone are the days of the basic white rectangular swimming pool. Today, each soothing hardscape is unique in its design, functionality, maintenance needs and amenities — and each offers year-round outdoor pleasure for homeowners.