8 Landscape Design Mistakes that Make Us Crazy!

8 Landscape Design Mistakes that Make Us Crazy!

By | Landscape Design, Shrubs & Plants

Is your yard, property, or greenspace all that it can be? If the condition of your exteriors would have a landscaper pulling out their hair, you could be falling prey to some common landscape design errors. Here are eight mistakes that can make your landscaper crazy:   Crowding your plants. The first thing that can drive your landscaper crazy is over-crowding; this not only impedes…

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Principles from the Father of Landscape Design

Frederick Olmsted: 7 Design Principles from the Father of Landscape Design

By | Landscape Design

It was a trip through Europe in 1850 that inspired Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape design, to create and construct some of the most legendary properties and landscapes of the 20th century. From Central Park to the Biltmore estates, there are some principles that guide the footprint of Olmstead’s (1822-1903) work, and that you can implement and adapt to your own gardens, yards,…

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Boxwoods are back for the southern landscape

Boxwoods are Back for the Southern Landscape: Explore Your Options

By | Shrubs & Plants

In the southern United States, Boxwoods are making a big comeback. Once popular evergreens, lately many have overlooked the countless uses and types of Boxwoods that can have such a variety of purposes on your property. Bring back the ease and visual appeal in your yard this season with your own Boxwood evergreens. Boxwoods are back for the southern landscape; explore your options:   Focal…

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Reap the Rewards of Mulching your Yard and Garden

The Many Merits of Mulch: Reap the Rewards of Mulching your Yard and Garden

By | Landscaping Maintenance

There is so much to love about mulch; first, it is low-cost and contributes to an eco-friendly and green landscape and garden. There are many other benefits found associated with mulching; want to reap some of the rewards for your garden and green-space? It has great curb appeal. Mulch will give your property some great curb appeal. Chipped bark and plant matter used in mulch…

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Pruning Tips to Prepare for Spring

Follow These Pruning Tips and Prepare for Spring the Right Way

By | Landscaping Maintenance, Shrubs & Plants

Get your trees and shrubs ready for spring with a good pruning. Pruning your trees is a smart approach to making the property safer, particularly when heavy winds and inclement weather hit. Furthermore, pruning can result in bigger, more-hardy trees by the next spring and summer season. Talk to landscape professionals for assistance in pruning larger trees, gardens, or properties.   Wondering the best way…

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Save The Crepe Myrtles! Prune Them Properly

Save The Crepe Myrtles! Don’t Lop the Top- Instead, Prune Them Properly

By | Shrubs & Plants

Crepe Myrtle trees are a favorite of many southeastern yards and gardens, featuring tall, slender trunks and full, blooming foliage that brings color and shade to your property. As with all trees, pruning is key; lopping off the blooming tops is a common practice- stop! This practice can hinder and even-harm your trees: Lopping prevents aesthetically-appealing bark from forming on the tree trunk. Lopping results…

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Planting Camellias

Planting Camellias: Use this Process to Ensure they Get a Great Start

By | Shrubs & Plants

Camellias are a hardy choice for wide-spreading shrubs that will enhance and improve your landscape. These flowering evergreen shrubs feature brightly-colored blossoms, around 4″ in diameter, that create beautiful curb appeal. Contact a knowledgeable landscape professional near Charleston for more information, or visit retailers to find the perfect plants for your property.   Planting camellias? Use these planting tips to give your shrubs a great…

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