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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Beautiful grass requires irrigation. Period!
- 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:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Pick all of your weeds! It may sound silly, but those little details make all the difference when looking at a house.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Low maintenance. Many buyers are overwhelmed by a high maintenance yard and won’t purchase a house because of all the work it entails.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Use complimentary colors, they will be more visually appealing to perspective buyers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- House plants are a must – even if it’s just for staging.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- 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.