Home & Garden Information Center

The Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health. 1-888-656-9988 (SC residents only, 9 am - 1 pm, M - F)

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Gray leaf spot of St. AgistinegrassFeatured  Publication - Gardening
Gray Leaf Spot on St. Augustinegrass
– This fungal disease of St Augustinegrass may become severe during the rainy, warm and humid days in late summer. Under favorable conditions, large affected lawn areas may appear to be scorched ... (continue)

Muscadine grapes (Muscadinia rotundifolia) growing on the vine.Seasonal Garden Tips
Muscadine Grapes – 
Perhaps no other fruit is better adapted to South Carolina’s climate than muscadine grapes (Muscadinia rotundifolia). A cousin of table and wine grapes, muscadines are much more tolerant of our heat, humidity ... (continue)

TailgatingFeatured Publication - Food & Nutrition
September is TAILGATE time! - Don’t let your big wins turn into losses due to a food safety foul. The following short and fun video has great tips and reminders for making sure that the food you are eating  ... (continue)

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Dehydration – 
People have been drying food for long term storage for centuries. Current day food dehydrators remove much of the guess work from drying, but many South Carolinians still use the tried and true method of sun ... (continue)

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The HGIC staff of horticulture Extension agents and food safety specialists are available to answer questions via their toll-free number, 1-888-656-9988 (South Carolina residents only), between 9 am and 1 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also email HGIC@clemson.edu for questions answered by our agents. Please include in which county you live, for us to better answer your questions. Non-residents of South Carolina can locate their local County Extension Office here.

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