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Landscaping 101 – Dealing With Problem Areas

landscapingAs much as you would like to expect your entire property to look good, there will always be some problem areas for your landscaping. If you don’t have one at home, then you’re in luck. However, for the rest of the homeowners who are having a hard time dealing with problem areas, don’t worry. There are ways on how to effectively deal with problem areas. Here are some of the most common problem areas and the things that you could do to transform them into either functional or aesthetically pleasing areas:

Too many rocks in your property

Having too much of something could be a bad thing but not all the time. If your problem area is a rocky slope, you could instead apply a rock garden design. Instead of stressing out on your problem, turn it into something great. A rocky terrain could make for an awesome rock garden. All you really need is some creativity on how you put the rocks together to incorporate it well with the rest of the landscape.

Rockless incline and eroding soil

Again, too much of anything is most likely a bad thing. If your land isn’t leveled and is too hilly, you may consider a rock garden to balance things out. A rock garden also prevents soil erosion, which is a common problem in hilly areas. However, if you’re not a fan of rock gardens, you could always grow ground cover or build retaining walls for better soil retention. Consult your landscaping Charleston professional if you’re lost on what to do.

Died soil over too much sun exposure

If your area is getting more sunshine that you would like, you could go for xeriscape as a solution. It’s basically a type of landscaping that takes away the need for supplemental irrigation. Choose from a number of low-maintenance perennials that are resistant to drought. You’ll see that you have a lot of options to select from.

Wet spots in your property

Excess water runoff could make puddles in your yard which could leave the soil loosened and unstable. It’s basically a drainage problem and can be resolved by installing a drainage system. You could choose from a French drain or a dry creek bed. Go for what you see fit for your landscape. You may also grow wetland plans if that’s an option for you.

Not enough sun and too much shade

It’s senseless to go against nature. If your land just isn’t having just the right amount of sunshine for your favorite plants, you might want to reconsider planting others instead. Turn the shade into your advantage, grow shade-loving shrubs. Again, you won’t run out of options so don’t worry about choosing which plant to use.

Garden pests are eating my plants

If your problem isn’t the plants themselves but the ones eating them, you might need to do some pest control. There are a lot of organic pest control measures that you could utilize. If you could, you might want to consider hardscaping instead. It will be a great way to cut down on plant life but not on aesthetics.

Want to build your dream garden but don’t know how to? Call Porter Hayes Landscaping today to give your garden a gorgeous makeover.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419