There are thousands of sites on the internet that offer landscape design ideas, and while they can be a good start, that’s all they are…ideas. It’s important to remember that the designs you see on the web don’t take into account a number of circumstances that are specific to your home and your lawn.
Water drainage – Grading is one of the most important aspects of professional landscape designs, because it doesn’t just affect the look of your yard but can also prevent water collecting at the foundation of your home. And that can lead to foundation damage or flooded basements. You always have to take a hard rain into account when it comes to you landscape design.
Climate – And where does most of this water come from? The climate here in South Carolina! The generic landscape designs you see online might look good, but they could have been drawn up by someone who designed it for northern California or western Minnesota. The summers and winters are different for every part of the country and can affect landscapes and hardscapes differently. A rock wall in Hilton Head has to deal with much different weather from one in San Diego.
Sun exposure – Online plans don’t take into account your home and existing foliage. This leads to improper sun exposure for certain plants, so you want to have specific landscape designs that will take light and shadow into consideration.
When it comes to hardscape and landscape design, it’s important to tailor it to your specific property. We’ll work with you to get you exactly what you’re looking for in a way that lets your yard thrive. Contact us today!