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How to Landscape Your Beachfront Property

landscapingHow to Landscape Your Beachfront Property

If well-planned landscaping is used, beachfront properties in Charleston can offer idyllic surroundings. Saltwater can be a consideration in landscaping. There are additional factors to take into account, such as cost effectiveness, maintenance, and visual appeals. This will help you create a sustainable environment that meets the needs of your family and nature.

These are a few tips to help with the landscaping of your beachfront property.

Greenery That Tolerate Salt – One of the most important aspects to think about when landscaping a beachside area is salt tolerance. You should plant greenery with different salt tolerance levels when your home is within one-eighth of a mile from the Charleston oceanfront. All kinds of plants, including confederate jasmine, Japanese black evergreen, oleander, and willow oak are extremely tolerant to salt, sandy soil, and dry conditions.

Direct sun exposure – When creating a landscaping Charleston SC for your beachfront property, it is important to consider the percentage of sunlight exposure. Your home’s exposure to sun will affect the plants you choose and the location they are placed. A professional Charleston landscaping company can help you determine if the plants you are considering using will tolerate full sun, partial shade, full shade, or total shade. Consider any nearby buildings, such as sheds or cabanas that provide partial shade during the day. This will affect the choice of shrubbery and plants you choose.

Hardscape – Hardscape refers to all surfaces in your landscape that aren’t grass or plants. Avoid using non-porous surfaces such as concrete or blacktop for hardscape. The toxins in water that flows from these surfaces could be carried into the oceans and our environment.

Think about what effect you want to create before you jump into hardscape design. You should have a style like mine. Choose only a few materials to bring it to life. Do not choose a style that is only one color or texture. You can choose two to three visually appealing materials and incorporate them into your beachfront landscaping design and lawn maintenance.

Integrate porous surfaces such as bricks, mulch, gravel, and turf block when designing your landscape. These hardscape surfaces that are porous are advantageous for the environment and can help cut back on the water runoff, which will affect your yard care.

Porter Hayes Landscaping could assist you in creating the beachfront landscaping effect that you envision. We could help you in the design as well as the implementation.

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

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