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Lowcountry garden experts offer advice on combatting pervasive Virginia buttonweed | Features

The luscious lawns fronting Lowcountry homes aren’t immune to the warm-weather weeds that can leave lasting effects. 

Doveweed, nutsedge and chamberbitter are a few troublesome herbs that garden caretakers regularly encounter during spring and summer months when they fight to maintain healthy green spaces. 



Gardening: Diagnosing a plant pest problem takes some legwork

But Lowcountry residents have increasingly encountered what some agree to be the monster of all weeds, one that returns and keeps attacking no matter how many times it’s sprayed with herbicides during the summer, or dug out of the ground.

The Virginia buttonweed is deeply rooted and thrives in overly moist lawns. The pervasive, dark-green turfgrass weed that produces tiny white flowers above ground can be seen in yards across the Charleston region. It sprawls across yards with no mercy, often leaving behind brown patches.

It isn’t only impacting South Carolina residents. 



Virginia buttonweed

Carol Turnwald Feldhaus works to get rid of the Virginia buttonweed in

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Amy Coney Barrett bus tour features conservative Christian activist who was exposed to coronavirus at White House

But instead of isolating herself at home in Washington, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the conservative activist is traveling the country. Since Wednesday, she has been boosting Barrett from a pastel pink bus bearing the nominee’s face and the words “Women For Amy” as it makes its way through a dozen swing states this month.

So far, the tour — officially put on by Nance’s group, Concerned Women for America — has kicked off with Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) near Atlanta, hosted college students in South Carolina, and met with Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) in Raleigh, with nearly 30 more stops planned.

At all the stops so far, attendees have posed for photos while standing shoulder to shoulder, with few masks in sight, according to social media posts. (Loeffler, who also attended the White House ceremony, said she has since tested negative for the virus.)

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Kitchen of the Week: ‘Cafe au lait’ project features massive stone island

Designed to look like a massive block of stone, the "Café au lait" kitchen by Milvia Hannah is the centrepiece of the family living area in a new home in Canterbury.

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Designed to look like a massive block of stone, the “Café au lait” kitchen by Milvia Hannah is the centrepiece of the family living area in a new home in Canterbury.

A large stone island forms the striking centrepiece of this kitchen in a Canterbury home – it’s coffee-coloured veining giving rise to the name of the project.

“Café au lait”, by Wellington kitchen designer Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens, reflects the owners’ designer for an “organic” kitchen featuring natural materials and colours.

The kitchen, which won a regional award in this year’s national NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, has also been shortlisted for the prestigious SBID International Design Excellence Awards in London – the winners will be announced later this month.

Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens has won numerous design awards.

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Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens has won numerous design awards.

It caught the NKBA judges’ attention for both its looks and craftsmanship: “The manufacturing of the

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LG ‘Rolls’ Out Craft Ice on More Refrigerator Models, Adds New Features for Today’s Next-Level Kitchen

Twice the Output of Slow-Melting, Round Ice, Largest Capacity in the Industry,
Flexible Storage Options Help Consumers Maximize Kitchen Capabilities

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2020 /CNW/ – With more consumers experimenting in the kitchen as they spend more time at home, LG Electronics  is expanding its industry-first, slow-melting LG Craft Ice™ technology to 9 refrigerator models while adding convenient new features designed to inspire consumers to take their everyday kitchens to the next level.

LG ‘Rolls’ Out Craft Ice on More Refrigerator Models, Adds New Features for Today’s Next-Level Kitchen (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)

The entire lineup of smart, Wi-Fi-connected LG refrigerators with Craft Ice can produce double the amount of Craft Ice in the same amount of time for bespoke beverages at home.1  Plus, consumers can choose from new feature-packed models with a versatile Full-Convert™ drawer that switches among five custom fridge to freezer temperatures,2 LG

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Garden Water Features

Garden water features are of course water features for your garden and this means things like waterfalls and fountains that you can use to add atmosphere and scenery to your garden relatively easily. When you add a water feature to your garden there are many types to choose from, from natural looking rock pools with built in fountains that will blend into the fauna and greenery in your garden, to more modern looking arrangements using stone balls and other features.

There are many benefits of water features and if you choose a good one for your property then you will find that this not only gives you a great feature to look at, but that it also transforms the feeling of your garden environment in other ways too. Here we will look at just a few of the benefits of garden features and what they can offer you.

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Wrought Iron Wall Decor – Features and Benefits

Wrought iron is a terrific option in the manufacture of wall decor. When seeking out appealing decor for your home’s walls, there are many such choices on the market including those that can be hung up inside or outside. Wrought iron wall decor comes in a plethora of different shapes, sizes, materials and colors. Wall decor has many benefits that make it an ideal choice when selecting decor pieces to add to your home.

Wrought iron is a type of iron, which includes refined metallic iron. In addition, it also contains up to three percent of a substance known as slag, which is essentially silicon. Slag is one of the substances that are produced during the iron smelting operation.

Here are numerous characteristics of wrought iron that make it an idyllic substance for metal wall plaques:

1. Sturdiness. It is hard-wearing.

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Explore the Unique Features of Solid Wood Bathroom Vanity

Even though MDF or medium-density fiberboard appears economical solutions for kitchen or bathroom cabinet, when it comes to the question of durability, especially as you consider them to use in humid bathroom atmosphere, they’re most likely to contract, swell or deform in due course. Even though, marketers claim them highly enduring, however, the fact file shows that millions of homeowners are disappointed concerning the performance of MDF, so long they’re used as a bathroom vanity.

Instead, think of investing in solid wood bathroom vanity that makes you feel warm and welcoming with its timeless natural look, unrivaled beauty, and ease of customization. Make sure that the solid wood vanity that you buy is made from most durable hardwood that is collected from wooden materials like oak, pine, maple, and cherry. Remarkably, buyers today are more inclined to procure reclaimed wood vanities that are nothing but highly seasoned hardwood collected with … Read More