It’s the first of March, and with two days of yard clean-up behind me and the Historic Columbia Gardening Symposium to look forward to, spring must not be far behind (despite the prediction of a chance of snow for tomorrow). Mosquito Squad of Columbia mascot Dread Skeeter and I look forward to meeting avid gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts at this 3rd annual event A Natural Pastime: Gardening in South Carolina. This year’s gardening symposium features presentations from leading experts on southern gardening, workshops and tours of historic gardens.
Not just for gardeners, the event has a variety of aspects for those with an appreciation for beautiful landscapes, historic properties, and southern gardens and plants. For those of us who love a good garden tour or enjoy getting our hands dirty, we all know those outdoor activities are so much more pleasurable if we’re not swatting away annoying biting insects. If you have a shaded yard, especially one with large deciduous trees and mature landscaping as is usually found in the historic areas of Columbia, the mosquitoes can be particularly annoying, as these nasty insects seek out such environments.
Mosquito Squad of Columbia can help you enjoy your backyard and garden by eliminating most of the mosquitoes, ticks and other biting bugs that often spread disease and always annoy. I hope to meet you this Friday, March 5, 2010 at the Clarion Townhouse at 1615 Gervais Street in downtown Columbia from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to share gardening tips and our love for the great outdoors.