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How To Enjoy Charleston Landscape Planning

How To Enjoy Charleston Landscape Planning

Charleston LandscapeWhen you have decided to design your garden or backyard retreat, it is the landscape planning that comes first and must be the most important job to get done, right? Many people are nervous when designing something by themselves. This is why they look to experts or Charleston Landscape professionals to do the job for them or reassure them in some way that what they are doing is right. Of course, that is what the professionals are for, but if it is fear of doing it yourself that causes you to turn to help, then a few tips might take that fear away. Let us show you that you are not only capable of doing it yourself but, in fact, you may well even prefer it.

Fundamental Charleston Landscape Planning

Before you do anything else with your Charleston landscape, you need to know some basic essentials about your yard.

  • You need to know what the local climate is like: is it predominately sunny, rainy, wet, windy, etc?
  • Find out what sort of soil you have in your area and what kind of plant life it will support best.
  • Know which direction the sun rises and sets and where the areas of shade are in your garden or outdoor retreat.

Together, these details will provide an outline of what sort of plants you can support in your garden and what sort of an environment you have to work with. This may seem simple but it is absolutely essential. You may even be surprised to know how often homeowners waste time and money on choices they would never have made if they had done this simple research.

There are probably as many different approaches to planning a garden as there are people to do the planning. So while I endorse this approach I cannot assure you it is the only one or the best one at that; but it is productive. When you become familiar with the climate and conditions for your garden you will know the kind of plants and environments it can support. As you familiarize yourself with the choices you have, you must be aware of how the plants you select will respond to each option. Some plants you might automatically like, while others may make you feel less enthusiastic about. It may be a color, it may be a shape, it may be the name of a plant or something about its history or prior use that attracts you. This response is important because it can direct you towards a theme. By remaining conscious of your reactions as you research then you become aware of what sort of Charleston landscape would be the sort that you would enjoy.

If you find there are specific shapes of plants that appeal to you, then use this as your predominant organizing theme. If colors interest you, then that is the way to go. When you are intrigued by historical aspects, then use that interest as a means to arrange your garden’s design. In so many ways it is the indulgence you allow yourself which assists you in making decisions about your landscape planning, and as these decisions are made the next steps are dictated by their requirements; Landscape planning is not a dry pursuit but an extension of the enjoyment you experience in researching your new backyard retreat.

Porter Hayes Landscaping is your Charleston landscape design professional. Call today to an on-site evaluation of your landscape design needs.

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

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