All Posts By

Terra Bella

The Beauty and Allure of Shrubs in your Landscape Design

The Beauty and Allure of Shrubs in Your Landscape Design

By | Landscape Design, Shrubs | No Comments

If you are looking for a new landscape design for your yard, then visiting your local nursery can provide an abundant supply of tips, tricks, and inspirational ideas. The experts at your local nursery can also help determine which foliage would work best with your lifestyle and the amount of time you have available to maintain and care for your yard. Shrubs are one feature you can employ in your landscape design that will add value to the property and…

Read More
The Advantages of a Landscaping Consultant

The Advantages of a Landscaping Consultant

By | Home Landscaping Tips, Landscape Trends, Outdoor Living | No Comments

Landscaping consultants can help any homeowner take the exterior of their home from ordinary to extraordinary. Hiring a landscaping consultant can ultimately be one of the most important steps you can take as a homeowner to raise the value of your home while creating an aesthetically pleasing appearance and great curb appeal. A landscaping consultant can help you add up to fifteen percent more to the overall value of the home and can help you design an outdoor living space…

Read More

Getting the Most from Your Local Nursery

By | Home Landscaping Tips | No Comments

If you are a homeowner who wants to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful sanctuary that requires minimal maintenance, and want advice along the way on the best materials and native plants, then a local nursery will benefit you more than an impersonal big box store. Healthy Plants Your local nursery usually offers only the highest quality and healthiest plants available. While these plants may be cheaper at bigger retail stores because they are bought in bulk to be sold,…

Read More
How to Care for Southern Turf Grass

How to Care for Southern Turf Grass

By | Home Landscaping Tips | No Comments

Southern turf grasses include St. Augustine, Centipede, Zoysia, and Bermuda. Southern turf grasses have a wide range of leaf textures and various features and benefits. Of all the Southern turf grasses, St. Augustine grass is the most shade tolerant. If St. Augustine grass is suitable for your outdoor space, then there are a few considerations to mention regarding its maintenance and care. St. Augustine grass is a grass that can be found in many countries including southern portions of the…

Read More
Turn A Small Yard Into A Backyard Oasis

Turn A Small Yard Into A Backyard Oasis

By | Home Gardening Advice, Home Landscaping Tips | No Comments

Those with small backyards or front yards may think that taking a trip to the garden center for landscaping inspiration is something out of their realm of ability. Sure, a small yard isn’t going to allow you the same landscaping design freedom as a property with acres and acres of land, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your very own backyard oasis with what you do have. With a few tips, that next trip to the garden center can…

Read More
Large Flowering Plants To Inspire Your 2017 Landscape Design

Large Flowering Plants To Inspire Your 2017 Landscape Design

By | Home Landscaping Tips, Landscape Trends | No Comments

Every landscape needs that statement piece – the tree, statue, or water feature that draws the eye and sets the stage for the rest of the landscape design. In terms of natural landscape design, a large flowering plant is perfect for taking the beauty of nature and using it as a statement piece, anchoring your whole design on a beautiful piece of your landscape. A few of these large flowering plants you can use to turn your landscape design into…

Read More
Why You Should Talk Outdoor Lighting With Your Landscaping Consultant

Why You Should Talk Outdoor Lighting With Your Landscaping Consultant

By | Home Landscaping Tips, Landscape Trends, Outdoor Living | No Comments

When dreaming up your landscape design, do you picture the beautiful views during the daytime, nighttime, or both? For most, these mental images take place in the daytime, with few considering how their landscape will look at night. Outdoor lighting installation is a part of your landscape is too often forgotten, but it can really transform a beautiful daytime landscape into an enchanting nighttime one. When you invest in a landscaping design, whether commercial or residential, make sure you get…

Read More
Use Mulch To Treat Your Trees

Use Mulch To Treat Your Trees

By | Home Landscaping Tips | No Comments

A common landscaping element used in properties all around the Charleston region is trees with mulch around their base. While mulching trees looks nice, it actually has a practical purpose, and mulching helps to keep your tree protected while giving it its best opportunity for quality growth.  There are many different mulches to choose from, and some organic mulches can provide this extra layer of protection while also enriching the quality of the soil.   Mulch is a soil covering,…

Read More
Cool Your Home Naturally With Shade Trees

Cool Your Home Naturally With Shade Trees

By | Home Landscaping Tips | No Comments

While it might not be summertime now, those hot South Carolina days will be here before you know it. Rather than spending more on energy costs this season, why not let Mother Nature take some of the home cooling burden? According to the US Department of Energy, shade trees can cool the surrounding air as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit, and can cool direct shaded areas by as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit, all while being environmentally sound and adding…

Read More
Get Your Landscape Spring Ready At The Garden Center

Get Your Landscape Spring Ready At The Garden Center

By | Home Gardening Advice | No Comments

All you need to do to get rid of that winter gloom is to take a trip to the garden center and check out all the color you can put into your landscape for the spring season. In South Carolina, there are a ton of beautiful, colorful, and fragranced options to choose from to decorate your landscape, whether you decide to plant, hang, or display in a vase. A few top picks you can experiment with in your garden this spring are:…

Read More