Consulting Services

At HomeScape Carolina, we believe that consulting services are the foundation of a thriving landscape. Our team of experts includes arborists and landscape professionals who can provide you with the guidance you need to keep your outdoor space looking its best.

Our consulting services include project management, site supervision, and quality control to ensure your project is completed to the highest standards. We'll work closely with you to ensure that all aspects of the landscape construction process meet your expectations, from materials selection to final installation.

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Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve the outdoor space of your dreams.

Pre-Design & Landscape Construction Consulting

If you're considering a new landscape project for your property - or a home improvement project that will impact your landscape - starting with a solid plan is essential. That's where HomeScape Carolina's pre-design and landscape construction consulting services come in.

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How Pre-Design and Landscape Construction Consulting Works

Our team of experts will work with you to bring your landscape vision to reality. We'll assess your property's current conditions, including any grading, drainage, or soil issues, and identify potential obstacles or opportunities for your project.

Exceptional Landscaping With Exceptional Results

At HomeScape Carolina, we're committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations.

Contact us today to schedule your pre-design and construction consulting appointment and take the first step toward creating your outdoor dream space.

Tree (or Shrub) Assessments

If you own property with trees, it's important to ensure they are healthy and safe. Our tree assessment services can help identify potential issues with your trees and provide recommendations to keep them healthy and beautiful for years.

Our experienced arborists will look for signs of disease, pest infestations, and structural damage. We can do a general assessment or provide a detailed report. We'll also make recommendations for any necessary treatments, pruning, or removals.

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Why Are Tree Assessments Important?

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How Do Soil Analysis Services Work?

Landscape Design and Installation Services

Creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space can be a daunting task, but with HomeScape Carolina's landscape design and installation services, you can rest assured that every aspect of your project will be carefully considered and expertly executed. Our experienced professionals will work closely with you to understand your unique needs and preferences.

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Landscape Design

Balance of Design Elements

A very formal house with symmetrical features might arguably warrant equal symmetry in its landscape design. In theory, that may hold, but most homes are not designed that way. As such, asymmetry tends to rule the day regarding most landscape designs. That said, there are many things besides the number of plants to consider when creating "balance" in a landscape, such as color, texture, height, materials, contrast, etc.

Things to Consider in Your Landscape Design

Regardless of the specific types of plants and hardscape materials you may choose for your landscape plan, a few guidelines will help you think through design possibilities. Keeping these guidelines in mind will help you boost your curb appeal and add value to your home or business and make your outdoor space much more enjoyable!

These elements play an essential role in creating points of interest and flow. Here's what we look at:

Why Is Landscape Design Important?

There are many, many options that are possible when designing a landscape. Many of the decisions are driven by personal taste as well as practical reasons. It is important to keep in mind that while there are so many varieties of plants available to purchase, your particular landscape design should take into consideration your soil type, the amount of sunlight vs shade, existing trees and their root systems, etc.

Additionally, there are certain types of plants that struggle, and are more vulnerable to pests and disease in our South Carolina humid environment. Our Arborist can help you choose the right plants for the right environment.

Another consideration is the speed at which plants grow. While we often like to choose plants that will grow up fast to perhaps make that perfect privacy hedge for example, many fast growers require a lot more maintenance throughout the year and you may find yourself having to pull out the sheers more often than you like! Additionally, many fast-growing shrubs often outgrow their space and can create a security risk if they cover windows or doors around your home.

With so many things to think about, you will find it helpful to give HomeScape Carolina a call so that we can help you work through the process.

 

Retaining Walls & Free-Standing Walls

Our team of skilled professionals will work with you to create a visually stunning wall that will enhance the value of your property. Whether you need the functionality of a retaining wall to prevent soil erosion or a free-standing wall to define your outdoor living area, we have the expertise to deliver exceptional results.

At HomeScape Carolina, we use only the highest quality materials and innovative design techniques to ensure that your walls are functional and beautiful. From an ancient classic design to a more modern look, our team will help you choose the perfect materials to complement your home's style and architecture.

Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate.

Raised Beds and Garden Planters

Whether you envision creating a beautiful flagstone or Celtic stone raised bed to accentuate your landscape or have a practical need for a raised garden planter for growing herbs or vegetables, HomeScape Carolina has a design and installation team to deliver it!

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Fire Pits

Experience the warmth and beauty of a custom fire pit in your outdoor living space.

Our team of skilled professionals will work with you to create a stunning and functional fire pit that will be the centerpiece of your backyard entertainment area. From traditional stone to modern concrete block, our classic wood-burning fire pits can be designed to complement your lifestyle and home's architecture.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us help you create a custom fire pit that will provide warmth, beauty, and endless enjoyment for your family and guests.

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Patios and Walkways

Enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space with a stunning patio or walkway made from exquisitely stamped concrete, interlocking pavers, or natural flagstone.

Let us work with you to create a beautiful and functional walkway or patio that reflects your lifestyle while complementing the architectural features of your home. Whether you desire the old-world look of interlocking pavers, a classic look with natural stone, or a modern design with stamped concrete, our skilled artisans deliver stunning results!

At HomeScape Carolina, we use only the highest quality materials and employ innovative craftsmanship to create a custom product for your home or business. Our attention to detail is second to none! Please get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation.

Sprinkler Systems

A lush and healthy lawn is a beautiful sight, but achieving and maintaining that requires a reliable and efficient water source. If you have been relying on Mother Nature or hand-watering your lawn and landscape, you know how time-consuming and frustrating that can be.

Because of our busy modern lifestyles, irrigation (sprinkler) systems have become necessary for most homes and offices. An irrigation system properly designed can provide a consistent and adequate water supply to every plant in the landscape with minimal waste.

What We Offer

At HomeScape Carolina, we offer a wide range of state-of-the-art irrigation products designed to meet the demands of a diverse landscape. There is a water delivery solution for everything from traditional rotor heads to drip irrigation. And to make matters even more straightforward, technology-driven smart irrigation controllers are now leading the industry, allowing you to remotely control your system from your smartphone.

Experience the luxury of free time! Let us design and install the perfect system that meets your busy lifestyle. We also offer ongoing annual start-up calibration services and repair services to ensure that your system continues to operate at peak performance for years to come.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Landscape Lighting

Experience the magic of a well-designed landscape lighting system for your home or business!
Landscape lighting enhances the beauty of your home and landscape and illuminates would-be dark pathways and stairs. A well-lit outdoor space lets you enjoy your yard, deck, patio, or garden well into the night.

  • Enhance your home's best features by utilizing shadowing or illuminating paths and entryways to create a dramatic effect.
  • With the right lighting, it's possible to transform outdoor areas like pools, decks, and patios into functional and comfortable living spaces. By selecting from a range of fixtures and color temperatures, you can create distinctive lighting effects, and with various applications and timers, you can have easy control at your fingertips.
  • In addition to enhancing the exterior of your home, landscape lighting serves the important purpose of providing illumination for nighttime navigation and ensuring safe passage around decks, patios, and entryways.

What Does the Landscape Lighting Process Look Like?

Our team of professionals will work with you to design a lighting system that highlights the unique features of your landscape, such as trees, hardscapes, and architectural elements. With low-voltage LED technology, contemporary landscape lighting fixtures not only use much less electricity than old lighting systems but also deliver more illumination options.

HomeScape Carolina uses only the highest quality materials with exceptional manufacturer guarantees. Additionally, we offer ongoing maintenance and repair services as needed to ensure that your lighting system continues to perform optimally for years to come.

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Wooden Fencing and Pool Decks

Wood Fencing Services

Let HomeScape Carolina's skilled professionals will work with you to create a customized wooden fence that meets your specific needs while complementing the style of your home and property. We offer many decorative styles, including picket, ranch, and privacy fences, crafted from only the highest quality materials.

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Pool Deck Installation

In addition to our wooden fencing services, we specialize in designing and installing beautiful and functional pool decks. Our team will work with you to create a custom above-ground pool deck that perfectly complements your pool.

At HomeScape Solutions, we understand the importance of delivering exceptional customer service and attention to detail. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your wooden fencing or pool deck project is completed on time, within budget, and to your complete satisfaction.

Drain Systems

Do you have standing water on your property or under your home? Do you have surface water run-off from your roof, gutter, slope, or neighboring property that is causing erosion to your landscape or damage to your home? Perhaps you have a lawn that stays soggy and boggy most of the time. All of these issues, as well as others, are not uncommon to many home and business owners. The good news is that there is almost always a solution.

Uncontrolled water can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home, business, or landscape. HomeScape Carolina offers numerous solutions to handle your unique situation. Our team of professionals will meet with you to do an assessment and design a perfect solution for you. We offer several options to control water:

  • French and curtain drains
  • Gutter-to-street systems
  • Channel grate systems
  • Swales
  • Underground sump systems
  • Drywell systems and soak-away crate systems

Contact us today to schedule your drain design consultation!

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Sod Installation

Are you looking to transform your dull, lackluster lawn into a lush, vibrant green space? Look no further than HomeScape Carolina! Our team of experts is dedicated to providing top-notch sod installation services that will transform your outdoor space into the envy of the neighborhood.

Sod Installation Benefits

A new lawn offers numerous benefits, including improved air quality, reduced soil erosion, and increased property value. Sod installation – instead of sprigging, plugging, or seeding- offers immediate results and satisfaction! All of our sod is purchased locally for maximum climate adaptability.

How Do Sod Installation Services Work?

  • We begin with a soil analysis to determine a starting point that will guide us throughout the installation process and help us develop a post-installation maintenance plan.
  • The second stage is the removal of the old lawn – which usually includes lots of weeds – and any grading that needs to be done.
  • Third, a layer of premium topsoil is installed, blended, and smoothed out to create the perfect planting environment.
  • Forth, a low-nitrogen starter fertilizer is distributed and raked into the soil before planting to ensure the sod gets off to a good start. The fertilizer will focus on good root development.
  • Lastly, the sod is planted and cut in precisely to give the lawn a finished appearance.
  • After the planting, the sod is watered in and double rolled to eliminate potential air spaces and ensure good root and soil contact. Special post-planting watering instructions are explained, and any final questions are answered.

From start to finish, we handle every aspect of the installation process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

So why wait? Give your outdoor space the makeover it deserves. Contact HomeScape Carolina today!

Preservation Services

HomeScape Carolina is dedicated to promoting the conservation and preservation of trees in our local communities. We recognize trees' vital role in our environment and their intrinsic value. Healthy trees can provide numerous benefits, such as reducing energy costs by providing shade, improving air quality, and reducing noise pollution. Additionally, they absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, provide habitat for wildlife, and help control soil erosion.

Benefits of Tree Preservation

Our Approach to Tree Preservation

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Plant Care Programs

The landscaped environment is never static but ever-changing in varying degrees. Aging plants, soil chemistry, water conditions, shade from growing trees, and a myriad of other factors necessitate a focused and integrated approach to plant care that is adaptable to changes in each environment.

HomeScape Carolina considers the entire landscape when designing a program unique to your needs and goals. Whether it be pruning, fertilization, mulching, soil rejuvenation, or protection from insects or disease, HomeScape Carolina has a range of preservation solutions for your trees and shrubs.

Call us today to see how HomeScape Carolina can begin the transformation you need for your landscape.

 

Tree Pruning

Like all living things in the landscape, trees need continual care - and pruning is no exception. Often trees enter premature decline for a lack of proper care. Unfortunately, poor pruning practices employed by utility companies, homeowners, and untrained professionals often lead to rot and stress, setting up host conditions for insects and disease. If left unchecked and untreated, the result is typically premature decline and death. Additionally, rot introduced through poor management practices on larger trees can destroy property from falling branches and life-threatening situations for people and animals.

At HomeScape Carolina, we focus on prevention through preservation. By employing the science of proven arboricultural best practices, our approach to tree pruning promotes the tree's health, vigor, and overall well-being.

We believe that properly caring for trees is a job for trained professionals. That's why we have a team of skilled and experienced tree care specialists with the knowledge and expertise to take care of your trees the right way. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help keep your trees healthy and beautiful.

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Shrub Pruning

Good pruning practices for shrubbery involve removing dead, diseased, or damaged branches and shaping the shrub to maintain its natural form and encourage healthy growth. Proper pruning can also help to increase the flow of light and air within the shrub, reducing the risk of disease and promoting healthy growth.

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Disadvantages of Poor Shrub Pruning

Disadvantages of Poor Shrub Pruning

Disease & Pest Management

At HomeScape Carolina, we know that keeping your landscape healthy is a top priority. Protecting your trees and plants from pests and disease is crucial. If left untreated, these issues can cause significant damage to your trees and result in costly problems down the line.

What Is Integrated Pest Management?

That's where Integrated Pest Management (IPM) comes in. This science-based and common-sense approach is an effective way to reduce the potential for pest and disease problems. With IPM, we take a proactive approach to managing pests and diseases in your landscape. This includes identifying potential issues before they become major problems and using various strategies to prevent and control them.

How Does Integrated Pest Management Work?

Our team of experts at HomeScape Carolina is trained in the latest IPM techniques and practices. We use a combination of cultural, physical, biological, and chemical controls to keep pests and diseases at bay without compromising the health of your landscape. By adopting an IPM approach, we can help you maintain a healthy and vibrant landscape for years to come.

Don't wait until pests and diseases have taken over your trees and plants. Contact HomeScape Carolina today to learn more about how our integrated pest management services can help protect your landscape and keep it looking its best.

Tree and Shrub Deep Root Fertilization

What Is Deep Root Fertilization?

Deep root fertilization is a method of fertilizing trees and plants that involves applying nutrients directly to the root zone. This type of fertilization aims to provide plants with the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and development, especially for trees with a deep root system.

The process typically involves injecting a mixture of fertilizer and water directly into the soil around the tree's roots. This allows the nutrients to reach the roots more efficiently and effectively, as they are not lost to runoff or absorbed by other plants.

Deep Root Fertilization Benefits

Deep root fertilization is beneficial for trees planted in urban or suburban areas where soil compaction is common, and the soil may lack nutrients. By providing these trees with the nutrients they need, deep-root fertilization can improve their overall health, increase their ability to resist stress and enhance their overall growth.

It is important to note that deep-root fertilization should be performed by a qualified arborist or horticulturist with the knowledge and expertise to determine the right type and amount of fertilizer to use and who can perform the injection process safely and effectively. We can deliver precise amounts of nutrients exactly where needed to promote healthy and vigorous growth.

Contact us today to learn more about our deep-root fertilization services and how we can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy landscape.

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Tree Root Flare Excavation

Why is Root Flare Exposure Important?

In urban landscaping, burying the root flares of trees has become a widespread problem, leading to a range of serious issues. The root flare is the foot or anchor of the tree, composed of buttress roots, and should be exposed to air so that the tapered part of the trunk meets the ground and is visible. When the root flare is buried, it invites stress factors to develop, including fungal wood decay and girdling roots.

Mounding mulch or soil at the base of a tree can cause fungal wood decay, compromising the vascular system and the tree's structural stability. The constant moisture also causes dormant buds to emerge from the bark of the buttress roots, leading to irregular girdling roots that grow parallel to the trunk and over the buttress roots. Girdling roots restrict the vascular system, cause abrasion on top of the buttress roots, and can graft into them over time, leading to severe issues.

How Does Root Flare Excavation Work?

By exposing the root flare, the damaging girdling roots can be identified, pruned, and removed, preventing them from growing in girth and restricting the vascular system like a rubber band around your finger. After the Root Flare Exposure treatment, the base of the tree is clean of damaging girdling roots, and it can grow unharmed from girdling roots and fungal wood decay. Therefore, it is important to avoid burying the root flare of trees and ensure that they have enough space to grow unimpeded.

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Soil Care

Soil is the foundation for all life on Earth. It provides essential nutrients and supplies water to plants, producing the oxygen and food that sustains all living creatures. Therefore, taking care of soil is crucial for the health and sustainability of our ecosystems.

HomeScape Carolina is proud to offer comprehensive soil care services to help you maintain the health and fertility of your soil. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the highest quality soil care to ensure that your landscape stays healthy and beautiful.

Benefits of Regular Soil Care

Soil care is an essential aspect of landscape maintenance. Healthy and fertile soil is critical for promoting strong plant growth, reducing the risk of disease, and ensuring a vibrant and thriving landscape. Regular soil care can also help to improve water retention, reduce soil erosion, and promote healthy root development.

What Do Soil Care Services Include?

We offer comprehensive soil care programs that include soil analysis, deep root fertilization (via injection and drench), compaction remediation, and the use of organic soil inoculants, composting, and radial and vertical mulching.

With our commitment to providing high-quality soil care services, you can rest assured that your landscape is in the best hands possible. Contact us today to learn more about our soil care services and how we can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy landscape.

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Compaction Remediation

If you have trees on your property, you know how essential they are to the beauty and value of your home. But did you know that soil compaction around trees can significantly harm their health and limit their growth? Soil compaction can reduce oxygen and water availability to the roots, leading to stunted growth, nutrient deficiencies, branch dieback, and even death.

What Is Soil Compaction?

Soil compaction destroys the structure of the soil by collapsing the macropore spaces that allow for moisture and air infiltration. Soil compaction can cause stress to a tree and deprive it of essential water and oxygen. Compaction can also contribute to soil degradation and loss of soil fertility over time.

How Does Compaction Remediation Work?

Remediating soil compaction is essential to maintaining healthy trees. We employ an Air-Spade tool, which uses compressed air to till and breaks up the soil without damaging the tree's roots. We also use it to incorporate compost and other organic soil amendments to improve soil structure. Typically, we top the tilled soil off with a few inches of mulch to help limit re-compaction and further improve root-growing conditions.

Certain types of soil – particularly heavy clay - are naturally prone to compaction. But compaction can happen or be exacerbated through mechanical means such as heavy machinery, automobiles, and foot traffic.

If you suspect you have compaction issues around your trees, please contact us for a consultation. Decompaction should always be undertaken as part of a larger plan to limit ground exposure around trees to future compaction.

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Soil Inoculants

HomeScape Carolina is committed to providing environmentally responsible solutions for your soil care needs. Our team of experts believes in the importance of utilizing organic and bio-rational products, such as inoculants and humic acid, to promote healthy and productive soils.

What Are Inoculants?

What Is Humic Acid?

Mulching and Composting

Mulching and composting are essential for any healthy and vibrant garden or landscape. They provide a range of benefits, from improving soil health to conserving water, reducing weed growth, and enhancing plant growth.

What Is Mulching?

What Is Composting?

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