We’re excited to launch our “Ask Michelle” series!  Every month we will bring you a different local business with a timely topic to help inform, inspire and educate our community. These are tried and trusted resources for everything a home owner might need.

This month we’re thrilled to feature Amber @blueislandflowers.

Amber’s love and passion for planting and maintaining gardens, window boxes and flowers has blossomed into a relationship with Michelle & her clients over the past several years.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

There is nothing better than coming home to a beautiful garden.


Amber’s top 5 tips for new homeowners

  1. Know what you have time for because yard maintenance is very time consuming.  It requires a lot of attention to keep your yard looking perfect and beautiful 24/7.
  2. Pay attention to what is planted in your yard and make sure they are planted properly. i.e. shade/sun; and that trees are spaced far enough from the house. 
  3. Learn about the plants in the yard before buying a home, some trees are bad for water lines and other parts of the house. Some trees shed their leaves two times a year. If you don’t like a messy yard stay away from oak trees and pine trees.  
  4. Beautiful grass requires irrigation. Period!
  5. Get a good watering schedule down. The soil in the low country is very finicky and it’s hard to find a good watering plan. 

Amber’s top 5 tips for homeowners looking to sell their property:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  1. Pick all of your weeds! It may sound silly, but those little details make all the difference when looking at a house.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  2. Low maintenance. Many buyers are overwhelmed by a high maintenance yard and won’t purchase a house because of all the work it entails.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  3. Use complimentary colors, they will be more visually appealing to perspective buyers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  4. House plants are a must – even if it’s just for staging.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  5. Clean Lines! Make sure your yard is crisp, it will make your home more inviting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

To learn more about what Amber can do for you and to make her “your person” contact her on Instagram @blueislandflowers.

This content is not the product of the National Association of REALTORS®, and may not reflect NAR's viewpoint or position on these topics and NAR does not verify the accuracy of the content.