The following landscapers are ready to implement this plan

and these nurseries carry most plants.

 

Maria’s Landscape Design  843-683-8228  or email to yarddesignmf@yahoo.com 47 Fernlakes Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910  Specializes in butterfly gardens.

 

Professional Landscape 843-757-3775 39 Persimmon St # 401, Bluffton, SC 29910.

 

Taylors Nursery Supply 843-705-2600 https://taylorsqls.com/category/bluffton/ 36 Cecil Reynolds Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910  - carries most of recommended plants. Nurseries will usually order what they do not carry.

 

Sunshine Nursery 843-757-7256 http://hiltonheadblufftonlandscapenursery.com 38    Plantation Park Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910 – carries most of recommended plants. Nurseries will usually order what they do not carry.

 

Naturescapes 843-525 9454  or email to danielpayne@naturescapesofbeaufort.com 48 Sherman Drive Beaufort, – specializes in local native plants.

 

We recommend that you start with one of the four Free Landscape Plans for Your Home.  If your landscaper is not sure where to obtain the plans direct him to Plant Survey below.  Almost all the plants are available at local nurseries.

 

Soils are very poor in Sun City. Make sure that the landscaper, or if you do it yourself, adds a soil amendment. Soil amendments, like composted pine bark and mushroom compost, can be added at planting to improve soil structure, texture, moisture holding capacity in sandy soil and will help to loosen clay soils. These are found at any garden center.

 

We also recommend that you get a soil test.  Clemson extension provides soil tests for $10, but you must deliver the soil to their office at 16 John Galt Rd, Beaufort.  If you cannot get the soil test to Beaufort, contact  suncitynativeplants@gmail.com for assistance.  For directions for taking a soil test go to https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/soil-testing/

 

It is very important that 70% of your plants be native plants.  Recent research has shown that suburban yards with less than 70% native plants will not support breeding birds.