Choosing landscaping plants for your home can be much more difficult than you could imagine. It is important to think about the environment around you. Too often on our day to day sales calls, we visit potential customers who have Southern Living or the internet pulled up with all kinds of crazy plants picked out for the yard, without truly knowing the environment or realizing that these plants cannot survive in the Low country.
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.
Pruning Makes a Difference
These pictures are often taken during the time that the plants look the best and do not truly reflect the actual year round image of it. Plants can look very different by the way you prune or cut them. For example, Ligustrums can be balls, squares, or shaped to look like Mickey Mouse's head! The outcome of the plant image all depends on the way it is pruned, so keep this is mind when you are browsing through your options.
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Landscaping with Plants
You must remember that Charleston is a 400 year old city. People have been buying plants from all over the world and shipping them for hundreds of years. The idea that there is a unique plant which no one else has ever tried is too farfetched. We often go out and look at what's growing in the neighborhood.
If you stick with the true, oldest, native varieties to our area, then you will make a hassle-free landscaping for your home. I also recommend taking some of the Plantation tours in the Charleston area to see some of the oldest growing plants around. Years ago, the Town of Mt. Pleasant had this great idea of planting Dwarf Salmon Pink Oleanders all along the Blvd without knowing what the true outcome would be.
By the time the town spent thousands of dollars on plants, they found that this type of oleander could not live up to its desirable picture. This has become a very routine problem with different varieties time and time again.
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Things to Keep in Mind about Landscaping Plants
Throughout the year, observe the landscaping plants in your neighborhood and find plants that are appealing to you. If you have an eye on a certain type and you don't see it growing around town, chances are, they will not end up growing in your backyard.
When selecting landscaping plants, you should also think about the actual bloom time that you will experience. Some perennials and trees only bloom for 2 weeks and the other 50 weeks of the year they only look like a weed. If you have a large yard, it is much easier to incorporate these perennials because they can be laid out with many other plants. When you have a smaller property, you don't want a lot of 2 week bloomers because of the short bloom time. You want to make your yard look lush and colorful all year long. You can get color differentiation through the leaves and the texture of foliage.
If you have any questions about plantings or want to talk about what can be incorporated into your landscape, please feel free to contact us.