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Landscaping Charleston Tips For New Homeowners

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As a new homeowner, you need to know that landscaping should be one of your main priorities. Whether you own an old or brand new home, landscaping is key when it comes to making the place your own. The landscape showcases your personal preferences and it welcomes you from a long day at work.

A landscape that’s done well could boost your home’s value and may even inspire your neighbors to tackle their landscaping problems. One of the best parts of owning a home is enjoying a beautiful and well maintained landscape.

Basic Landscaping Charleston Tips

Many people believe in the saying that if they want things to be done right, they have to do it themselves. Well that doesn’t necessarily apply to landscaping. Even when you plan on hiring a landscaping designer for some or all of the work that needs to be done, you must have a basic plan on how you want to use your landscape. Will you be hosting parties and entertaining guests? Do you want solitude? Do you prioritize security? Do you want to have a swimming pool, fence, gazebo, patio, fountain, or other water feature?


Budgeting is a commonly overlooked part of the landscaping procedure, before and after the work ha started. Know how much you would like spend, what do you plan to spend it on, and how much the landscaping project will cost. Just like anything else, you need to get what you pay for. So avoid landscaping designers who cut corners.


A master landscape plan is a helpful tool that could keep you focused and disciplined when you shop at garden centers and get in businesses with landscaping contractors. But unless you plan to have the whole plan installed in a single swoop, you need to learn how to prioritize. This will help you divide the projects in smaller chunks and start off with the parts that should come first.


The installation of the landscape is a simple and straightforward process. Generally speaking, hardscaping will be installed first and then followed by irrigation and lighting, shrubs, trees, sod, perennials, and annuals. Although there might be some deviations according to the site specific problems, following this order will make sure that the installed material will not be compromised as the project progresses. When you are working with a landscaping company like Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC, you should keep an open line and constant communication about this progression and ask for questions when you don’t understand.

Follow Up

When installed, there will be an establishment stage for plants as well as hardscapes alike. Focus on watering requirements of the new plants. Additionally, you should know the needs of all your newly installed plants such as fertilization and pruning. New irrigation systems must also be checked for coverage and leaks. Pavers, decks, retaining walls, as well as other hardscaping elements must be visually checked for any defect several times during the first year following the installation.

Call now and let us help you with the installation of your landscape and hardscape elements.

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

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