Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Tips and Tricks

Enjoy Trick-or-Treating this Saturday - but be safe! Take a moment to review these safety tips from the American Safety Council. Then enjoy some Halloween trivia to share with your friends!

Halloween Trivia

- The first Jack-O-Lanterns were made from Turnips

- Ireland is the birthplace of Halloween

- The largest Halloween parade takes place in New York City

- The colors of Halloween are Orange and Black. Orange represents fall or harvest time and Black represents death.

- The annual sales of Halloween candy in the United States are $2 Billion Dollars

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lawn Maintenance Tips

A common misconception this time of year is that as the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to turn that lawn maintenance can take a back seat. On the contrary, Fall is a perfect time to catch up on some much needed lawn care and prep for a beautiful spring yard!

Here's how!

Lower your lawn mower blade to allow for about a 2 inch cut. Shower grass will help keep the lawn from matting under leaves or snow. It will also allow for better sunlight absorption as the days get shorter.

Continue to water your lawn once or twice a week if conditions or dry. Early morning is the best time and will prevent the grown of fungus in the evening.

Apply week killer. The roots will absorb the killer and prevent new growth in the spring.

Rent an aerator - this tool punches holes in the soil to allow in more oxygen, water and fertilizer.

Fall fertilizer allows roots to continue growing and absorb nutrients without the stress from the summer heat! So apply away!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Boo-tiful Halloween Snack Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner! Hosting a party this year? Here are a few easy and fun ways to put some spook-tacular snacks together!

Create a fun Fall trail mix with candy corn, pretzels, Bugles, Chex Mix and M&M's. Click on the image below to find out more.

Whip up a quick dip with vanilla pudding, cool whip and a can of pumpkin! Click to learn more!

Assemble some witch's brooms with Reeses Cups and pretzel rods!

For a healthy twist - use cut up veggies to create a fun pumpkin treat!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ways to Help

In the wake of the unprecedented rainfall and flooding throughout the state of South Carolina - neighbors are anxious to find ways to help. Fortunately the rains have subsided but there is much to be done.

Here are a few ways you can help!

The State of South Carolina has set up a volunteer and donation phone line specifically for questions about how you can help.  Call 1-888-585-9643

Financial Donations

The Salvation Army -  100% of donations towards disasters go to support relief efforts.

Visit: or call 1-800-SALARMY

The Red Cross

Visit: - make sure to donate to the 2015 Fall Floods account

Flood Buckets

The SC Baptist Association is accepting donations of flood buckets - used for cleaning and restoring homes after water damage. See the below list for items to include. For information on where to donate in your area call 1-803-227-6031