Turf and Shrub Fertilization – Healthy turf, trees, and shrubs increase the value of your property and are more resistant to drought, disease and pests. The proper fertilizer can increase the vigor of your valuable landscape plants, but the wrong fertilizer can damage plants, encourage disease and pollute groundwater.
All plants and turf need certain nutrients to grow and thrive. There are 17 elements needed for growth. Plants acquire oxygen, carbon and hydrogen, which are found in the air, and micro- and macronutrients that are absorbed from the soil. Macronutrients, those required in larger amounts, include nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and sulfur.
Micronutrients include iron, zinc, molybdenum, manganese, boron, copper, cobalt and chlorine. Spring is the optimum time to fertilize all turf, trees and shrubs. If you are planting trees or shrubs in early spring, apply a small amount of slow-release fertilizer 6 to 8 weeks after planting. For established trees and shrubs, an early spring application of fertilizer based on your soil test is best.
If your soil is sandy, you may need to make an additional application, especially during a wet growing season. Do not fertilize during periods of drought because it will encourage water-demanding new growth.
Pruning: The importance of tree pruning is best handled by one of our skilled tree experts. Our certified arborists direct the process, ensuring safe practices and healthy trees that grow to their full potential.
Pruning options range from thinning the canopy throughout to allow light and air to move through the tree, crown raising to remove just lower limbs, reduction cuts that reduce the size (length) of limbs and the tree for construction clearance and to prevent damage to existing homes, and crown cleaning to remove dead, dying diseased or dangerous branches.
Young trees get attention, too. Developmental pruning techniques are utilized to ensure that young trees grow and develop with proper limb structure into healthy, beautiful specimen trees in the urban forest.
Removal: Hazardous trees – those that possess a potential to fail and cause property damage or personal injury– are simply too dangerous to leave. Dead or dying trees – and those in the way of new construction will require safe, expert removal by licensed and insured experts.
Our arborist take care to not only bring the tree down safely, but to remove its existence thoroughly. Once down, stump grinding prevents new growth, not to mention immediate use of the area the stump once occupied. And if required, chipping not only eliminates the waste, but provides recycled mulch.
Stump Removal: Once a hazardous or unwanted tree has been removed, the stump that is left behind can be unsightly and take up valuable space on your property. Stumps of some species of trees may even re-sprout and grow into multiple trees. Stump grinding is the most effective way to remove stumps and minimize the effects to the surrounding landscaping.
The stump grinder we use is light, maneuverable, and allows us to remove stumps in backyards, through gates, and other areas where access is limited. Once the stump is removed, the space becomes useable again to plant a new tree.
Sod Installation – With acres of turf installed we have the experience and knowledge necessary to install a lawn which will be successful for decades. The sodding process begins with irrigation installation, grading, and soil amendments.
Once the infrastructure is in place we install the correct sod for your needs. Our staff educates you on warm season turfs such as ‘Palmetto’ St. Augustine, Centipede, Zoysia or Bermuda so that you can choose the best sod for your family and lifestyle.
After installation, we can provide you with a detailed lawn treatment program to keep your lawn healthy and weed free.
Pine straw and Mulch – Pine straw and Mulch is an essential component of a landscape. Not only is it great for curb appeal but there many beneficial factors as well. It helps retain moisture as well as keeping your ground temperature cooler by having a barrier to protect from direct sunlight.
Mulch and pine straw is usually applied twice a year to give you the most visually appealing property that you neighbors will envy. There are many options of mulch you can choose from such as brown cypress, black mulch, red mulch, natural mulch, and DHEC approved playground mulch (required by child care facilities and schools).
There is two options for pine straw Long Needle and Slash. Long needle is the highest of quality, vibrantly bright in color and clean thoroughly prior to being bailed. Slash is the cheaper of the two and the strands of pine straw are smaller due to the bailing process used. When we applying pine straw we tuck our edges manually which is the proper installation method to give you the most pristine look.
Metal Edging: Steel edging provides a lasting landscape edging for lawns, gardens, and work sites in commercial and residential projects. Steel metal edging provides the ideal lawn edging or garden edging because of its strength, durability, and flexibility.
The appearance of metal edging accents landscapes with clean lines and minimal intrusion of turf and great for holding in stone on walkways and patios. It will not rot or become brittle in cold weather. The edging resists frost heave, ground movement, and withstands routine landscape maintenance.
Stone Edging: Stone edging provides a functional solution for outlining patios, walkways, gardens and other landscape elements. You can use it alone or as the perfect complement to pavers and walls. Stone borders are long-lasting, require little or no maintenance and are a perfect partner for your flowers or plants.
Cotton Bur Compost is truly nature’s perfect soil conditioner. When properly composted, cotton burrs are an excellent food source for the beneficial soil organisms that help to make nutrients available to plants, aerate the soil, and help to keep harmful organisms and dieseases in check.
Cotton Burr Compost has excellent mositure-retention characteristics and is prized for its ability to break up tight clay soils. Regular cotton burr compost helps to neutralize soil pH, and if additional acidification is needed, our acidified products contain sulfur, the longest lasting elemental acidifier. Cotton bur compost is great for turf, bushes, trees, and flower beds.
We use modern, technologically advanced equipment to remove algae, mildew, bacteria and mold from your property. Our team uses biodegradable, non-hazardous detergents and enzymes to make your home look like new without harming the environment.
Our highly-trained technicians are equipped to handle jobs of all sizes. Whether you need our services for your patio furniture or your roof, you can rest assured that we’ll get the job done on time and on budget. We pressure wash driveway, walkways, all types of homes and businesses.
Landscaping Irrigation Repair And Installaton. Trust Affordable Hauling and Property Maintenance with your irrigation or sprinkler system. Our experienced and professional staff takes pride in offering a wide variety of irrigation services from repair to full system installation.
We install and repair Rainbird, Hunter, and Toro irrigation timers, rotor heads, and spray heads. We also offer detailed maintenance packages to keep your irrigation system running at optimal levels throughout the year.
It is important for proper watering times based on plant material, turf types, and adjustments due to the constantly changing climate we experience in the Lowcountry. A broken irrigation line can result in a horrifying water bill and will cause more problems as it continues. Contact us for all you Irrigation needs.
Strong design is essential to reach the full potential of your property. This initial step towards the development of your property ensures success before the construction process begins.
Combining our background in Landscape Architecture with thousands of hours of applied experience we understand all phases of the built environment and apply that expertise towards your project. We strive to customize your landscape to your needs and expectations.
Whether your property is a blank slate, or you need an old landscape completely revitalized, our Landscape Architects and Designers can take your project from concept to creation. And because they live and have studied right here in the Lowcountry, they know what thrives and how to arrange everything to maximize its potential in our coastal South Carolina climate.
Our team of Designers and Landscape Architects will collaborate to bring all their experience and ideas together to design a yard you never thought possible. After your dreams are put on paper, our highly skilled Landscape installation team will breathe life into those dreams. As a full service Design-Build Landscape company, we will build from existing design plans or plans developed by our in house design staff.