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fertilizing South Carolina lawn

That green, healthy grass on your South Carolina property doesn’t grow overnight. It takes persistence, patience, and proper care. Preparing your lawn for the fall and winter will help it thrive in spring and summer.

With average high temperatures in the upper 50s in winter and low 90s in summer, the area gets less than 6 inches of rain each month. Keeping the grass trimmed, well-hydrated, weed-free, and fertilized in the fall will help your lawn thrive. Fall is a good time to get South Carolina yard grass ready for cooler temperatures.

Here's a guide on how to prepare your lawn for fall in South Carolina:

Know Your Grass

Warm-season grasses are suitable for South Carolina. Chances are, your yard contains one or more of these types:

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August 2019 Hilton Head Area Market IndicatorAs the summer draws to a close, multiple opposing factors and trends are competing to define the direction of the real estate market. After the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate on July 31, 30-year mortgage rates continued to decline, approaching all-time lows last seen in 2016. Yet most experts agree these reductions are unlikely to bring sufficient relief, at least in the short term, for first-time home buyers. The lack of affordable inventory and the persistence of historically high housing prices continue to affect the housing market, leading to lower-than-expected existing home sales at the national level.

New Listings were down 11.0 percent to 600. Pending Sales increased 16.2 percent to 510. Inventory shrank 6.5 percent to

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Active adults at Bluffton community playing golf

Bluffton attracts tons of homebuyers and tourists each year for its spectacular location on the east coast. The area is known for its idyllic weather and white-sand beaches that make everyday feel like a vacation.

This laidback lifestyle makes Bluffton the perfect place for retirement.

In fact, there are tons of 55-plus active adult communities in Bluffton that make this the best stage of your life. They have unbeatable amenities and long lists of activities that guarantee you’ll never be bored.

With so many exceptional neighborhoods in Bluffton, it’s hard to know which one is best for you. To help you get started or your search, here’s a guide for buying a home in a Bluffton 55-plus active adult community:

55-Plus Community Amenities and

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Sun City Hilton Head, SC Entry

The 25th anniversary of Sun City Hilton Head is fast approaching!

Several beautification and expansion projects are well underway. The Sun City entrances on Highway 278 are being redesigned with new landscaping to better reflect the Lowcountry feel for residents and visitors.

sun city hilton head, sc hwy 278 entrance

The Hidden Cypress Golf Course, pool and fitness center have undergone beautiful renovations and are ready for its Grand re-opening on Monday, August 19th. 

The expansion of the Sun City Hilton Head softball complex is in full swing and will includes additional pickleball courts, basketball courts and a sizeable parking lot that will accommodate more resident participation.

hidden cypress golf course, sun city hilton head, sc

Sun City Hilton Head has been awarded Best 55+ community two years in a row. Residents

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July 2019 market Reports

In July, the U.S. economic expansion that began in June 2009 became the longest in the nation's history, marking 121 straight months of gross domestic product growth and surpassing the 120-month expansion from 1991 to 2001. The average rate of growth during this expansion has been a milder 2.3 percent per year compared to 3.6 percent during the 1990s. Although the economy should continue to perform well for the rest of 2019, most economists see a mild recession on the horizon.

New Listings were up 3.9 percent to 561. Pending Sales increased 8.3 percent to 536. Inventory grew 0.4 percent to 2,237 units.  Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 11.9 percent to $330,000. Dayson Market increased 16.3 percent to 143 days. Months Supply of

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As the happy couple turns off Interstate 95 at exit 8, heading east, in about two-and-a-half miles they may glance at each other in questioning surprise.

One will say to the other, “Did you hear that?”

The response will be, “I’m afraid to say but I’d swear I heard Jimmy Buffett singing one of my favorite get-a-way songs.”

"What did you hear? Wait…I think…yes, there it is again!"

Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing

Smell those shrimp they're beginnin' to boil

Wastin' away again in Margaritaville

…and in moments, on their right, they’ll spot the source of the musical fantasy.

Was it really a musical fantasy or were they caught in the aura of some mental meanderings back to simpler, happy times in 1977 when Jimmy

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2019 Annual Back-to-School Events

The Bluffton Area Community Association is hosting its “9th Annual Back –To- School Fun Day” for our families in our community.  It will be held Saturday, August 3rd, 2019  from 11:00am until 4:00pm AT OSCAR FRAZIER PARK, 77 SCHULTS ROAD, BLUFFTON, SC 29910.
There will be free dental screening, fun for the entire family with face painting, putt-putt, games, waterslide, bounce houses, inflatables, giveaways, food and much more. Everything is FREE!!!
WORKSHOPS for parents/guardians who want to receive a FREE backpack filled with school supplies for their child(ren) must attend 1:00PM session or 2:00pm session.   
For further information or if you would like to make a monetary donation or give school supplies or backpack

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June 2019 Market Reports

As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve did not change the target range for the federal funds rate – currently set at 2.25 to 2.5 percent – during their June meeting. Although the economy is still performing well due to factors such as low unemployment and solid retail sales, uncertainty remains regarding trade tensions, slowed manufacturing and meek business investments.

New Listings were down 5.0 percent to 587. Pending Sales increased 21.4 percent to 533. Inventory remained flat at 2,326. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 7.1 percent to $330,000. Days on Market increased 3.1 percent to 133 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 5.5 percent to 5.2 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply.

In terms of

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Taryn BrooksWelcome Taryn Brooks to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  

Taryn moved to the Lowcountry from Oklahoma in 2018.  She and her family began vacationing in Hilton Head 17 years ago and they fell in love with the people, the weather and the lifestyle. Her education at Oklahoma State University was in Housing and Design and her passion for homes began very early.  She and her husband have been real estate investors since 2008 and she truly enjoys discovering the home that is just right for her clients.  Taryn continues to educate herself on the local markets and real estate trends, as well as stays up-to-date on new laws and requirements in South Carolina.  She commits herself to do the very best for her clients and is very

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Barry OdellWe are excited to welcome Barry Odell to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty.  With a lifelong passion of helping people move from where they are to where they want to be, from the life they live to the life they desire —Barry has found working with people in real estate to be a natural fit.

After graduating from Gettysburg College and Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, Barry embarked on a career in public education, first as a classroom history teacher, then a high school administrator. “Discovering” Hilton Head Island in the mid-80’s, he and his wife Cynthia could no longer resist the call of breezes off the ocean through the Live Oaks—they moved to the Island in 1997.

For the last 25 years he has focused on

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