Our Local Branch Office:
Isle of Palms: 843-886-9316
Johns Island: 843-768-6808
East Cooper: 843-886-9314
Daniel Island: 843-216-4796
Summerville: 843-851-8008

Garden Design

Many who have found motivation for gardening have been driven by the need to turn a "plain-Jane" yard into an inviting garden. Countless others have learned by digging in and, along with the plentiful practice of their mother's vegetable garden, which taught most of us the basics of planting and weeding.

And if you're like most of us, you won't start with a plan. The fact is that most gardens evolve. It's difficult to draw up a plan on paper (as instructed by garden designers) when you can't tell a daisy from a dianthus. Let us help you with your garden design.

We service Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Charleston, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Summerville, Sullivans Island, Johns Island, James Island, West Ashley, North Charleston, Moncks Corner, Goose Creek and neighboring cities.

Call us now. 843-886-9314.

Annuals for Beginner Gardening

Once you've learned a few things and have discovered what appeals to you, you'll have a better idea about how you would like your garden to look.

So to get started in the garden, you're going to need a few garden tools. Then you may want to start with annuals – as they're easy plants for beginner gardening. The great thing about annuals is that they're widely available and easy to grow. If you follow the simple basics about light, spacing, water and fertilizer, you'll have your first success.

Garden Soil

First, let's prepare and improve your soil before you plant

Most plants thrive in moist, but well drained soil. If it sounds contradictory, it just simply means soil that retains moisture and doesn't stay too wet. Ideal garden soil has the texture of crumbly chocolate cake and is easy to dig.

You add hummus (composted manure, compost or leaf mold, or a combination of them) if you wish to improve almost any kind of soil - from sticky clay to porous sandy soil.

Location for a Garden is Important

Location, Location, Location

Unless you live in a neighborhood like James Island which is dominated by huge shade trees, you will have areas of full sun, and perhaps some spots shaded by buildings (house, garage, shed) or trees.

Remember that most perennial flowers and roses do best in full sun. That means at least six hours of full sun. Usually, shade and part-shade plants will do best where they don't get hot afternoon sun

Hiring a Professional Landscaper for your Garden

Maybe I'm not saving anything by doing it myself

Where and what do I plant so that all plants can survive erosion, have the proper drainage, pitching and so on? What plants are going to work the best for what I want and do I understand how plants work together in landscaping? Should you hire a professional landscaping company?

A professional landscaper could be money well spent by using their expertise to add value to my property by simple 'curb appeal'! Weigh the pros and cons, and ask yourself some of those important questions.

There is a lot of information you need to know if you want your landscaping to last a long time. One good rain storm could wash away all your hard work. Your best bet is to either do some research online or give us a call at Pleasant Landscapes for some expert advice.

Call us now. 843-886-9314.

Landscaping Tips

If you would like to try some landscaping yourself, it is suggested that you work with a small area first. Research the type of plants you would like to implement in your garden. Some plants flower all summer long, others only in spring, early summer, late summer and fall. Arrange your plantings so that you have different colors for their prime part of the season. This can keep your garden exciting and colorful.

Some plants grow taller than others so they do need to be planted accordingly. Some of your plants are ground plants that spread along the ground, so there really is a lot of pre-planning and research to be done before you start planting.

So whatever route you decide to take, just make sure that your end result is spectacular and that is will be something you will enjoy for a long, long time.

Give us a call at Pleasant Landscapes and talk with one of our experts and tell us about the colorful and spectacular display you'd love to be showered with!

Isle of Palms 843-886-9314 ~ Summerville 843-851-8008 ~ John's Island 843-768-6808 ~ Daniel Island 843-216-4796

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