Has your yard been looking a little dull and lifeless, or in need of that special touch to make it look fantastic for the sunny, warm weather? Many first-time gardeners and landscapers can become easily overwhelmed because we aren’t all born with a natural green thumb so, where do you begin? What are some good plant options for your specific yard? Where can you go to learn all this information, and how long does it take? There is so much enjoyment to be found in landscaping your front and back yard and while we can’t provide a full gardening seminar, we can help by providing a list of plants in South Carolina that can enhance the landscaping of your home! These plants are great for many different kinds of yards and can make your yard beautiful and give it that curbside appeal it will need if you ever choose to sell. 


Enhance Your Yard With These Suggestions:


For Sunny Yards

Charleston, SC is known for being sunny most days of the year. This is wonderful for us, but there are some plants that don’t do so well in full, direct sunlight all the time. If your yard gets a lot of sunlight, then you would probably want to check out the American Beautyberry, which has a magnificent color pop. For better ground cover, look at flowers such as Columbine. If you’re more interested in planting a tree, the Carolina Yellowwood does very well in steady sunlight, as well as the Dahoon Holly. But, for that real southern, Carolina touch, the Palmetto tree is always a popular addition to any sunny lawn!


For Shady Yards

Not every yard has access to a lot of sunlight, and that is okay! There are many plants that grow well in the shade and still look wonderful in your landscaped yard. We’re particularly fans of the Flame Azalea, which adds so much vibrant color to your yard. The Loblolly Bay is a simple plant, but still looks great and is easy to maintain. Standard impatiens are also some of the best flowers for shade. New Guinea impatiens are hybrids that can take more sun and are considered partial shade flowers if one particular area of your house receives sun during one portion of the day, but shade for the remainder. With so many options available, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one type of yard!


Looking for More Options?

If you’re looking for more options for landscaping your lawn in Charleston, SC, visit the Carolina Yard Plant Database. This extensive database allows you to filter your search for the perfect plant through various factors including soil pH level, the amount of sunlight your yard receives, and what region you’re in. You’re sure to find the plants you love and work best for you!


We’re Rooting for You at Team Lail-Chambers!

If you’re looking to sell your home (and the amazing property it resides on), or want to buy a new home in the Charleston, SC area, call Team Lail-Chambers. Our team of experts, led by Bob Chambers and Pheobe Lail-Chambers, are some of the most professional agents you’ll encounter. They will give you the easiest home-buying experience imaginable. We can help you determine your top priorities and find a place that accommodates both your taste and your budget. Our staff knows the Lowcountry well and is acquainted with all the facilities, resources, and services available in each community. We’ll make sure to fit you with a home you’ll love!