The Greenery, Inc. – Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Armadillos are invasive species to the low country and have slowly migrated from Mexico over the last 150 years. They are nocturnal and can be extremely destructive to lawns, gardens and flower beds.  Armadillos primary food is insects; the same insects that also are damaging to your yard – such as chinch bugs, grubs and mole crickets.  The best defense with armadillos is a good defense. Apply seasonal insecticides to control insect populations and they should move on down the road.

The last option will be trapping them because they have no natural predators.  You need to use extreme caution when handling armadillos.  They have been known to carry leprosy.  Most cases of leprosy (less than 200/year) happen in Louisiana and Texas where people hunt and eat armadillos.
Armadillos are here to stay or retire.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these or other issues in your landscape, please contact your Greenery supervisor at 843-785-3848.

By:  David Hatton / Residential Supervisor / Hilton Head Island
The Greenery Inc.


Hazel Digital Media Admin – Wednesday, September 19, 2012

With the increased amounts of rainfall in recent weeks, some of our lawns have seemed to yellow a bit, or look a bit marbled.  Some of this is just a matter of low light from cloudy days coupled with all of the rain, but some of this can be caused by grey leaf spot, a fungus that thrives on wet conditions and feeds on leaf blades.  In most cases this fungus has already been treated, and the green vibrant color should come back shortly.

Make sure you have a good, working, rain sensor.  There have been great advances in rain sensor technology, like wireless rain sensors.  It’s a good idea to make sure the rain sensor is located away from excessive tree cover and roof overhangs to insure that the irrigation doesn’t duplicate Mother Nature’s rain fall.

If you have any question or concerns regarding any of these or other issues in your landscape, please contact your Greenery supervisor for more details on what can be done to insure great health and aesthetic value of the landscape.

The Greenery Inc.785-3848.

By:  Jim Van Dijk / General Manager
The Greenery Inc. / Hilton Head Island Operations


Hazel Digital Media Admin – Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Did you know The Greenery does small jobs too?

Whether it’s a small entryway that needs refurbishing,  a few bushes for a privacy screen, some work around your pool deck, a garden that needs some seasonal flowers or any other small gardening project you might like some help with – we have the guy for you.

Gary Moews has been with The Greenery for 6 ½ years and has done a number of projects on Hilton Head and in Bluffton.  Gary, who you may know as our Assistant Retail Manager, will come to your house for a consultation.  He has plenty of references if you would like to hear the feedback from many satisfied and happy customers.  

Hardscapes can make a huge difference to any home; providing the ambiance and tranquility we all want and need to cozy up our cozy home.  Let Gary Moews help you make this happen – give him a call.  
Phone #  843-785-3848