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6 Low-Maintenance Shrubs and Grasses for Your Lowcountry Home

Fountain GrassYou don’t have to redesign your entire landscape to give it an update that will make an impact. A few changes here, the addition of planters there, and your Lowcountry curb appeal can have a modern look.

One way to update your curb appeal is to bring in ornamental grasses and swap overgrown shrubs for smaller ones. These six shrubs and grasses are all low-maintenance and can be found throughout South Carolina.

Ornamental Grasses
Sometimes just the removal of weeds and the addition of some ornamental grass can be enough to update your curb appeal. Grasses are perfect to create planters for an entrance or deck, or to stand alone in your yard or flower bed.

  • Fountain Grass – these low-maintenance grasses come in a variety of types, but each of them would be a complimenting choice to your landscape.
  • Northern Sea Oats – While this type of ornamental grass spreads rapidly, it is tolerant of salt spray from the ocean, making it a welcome choice. Another benefit is its extensive system of stems and roots underground that helps to reduce erosion. You only need a small bit if using in a planter.
  • Hair Grass – This ornamental grass will add a pinkish-purple color to your landscaping, and can also be used as a stand alone plant.

Curb Appeal Inspiration for Your Hilton Head Island Home

Shrubs

  • Indian Hawthorne – This low maintenance evergreen shrub does best in full sun and once established, is tolerant of droughts.
  • George Tabor Azalea – This shrub grows quicker than other azaleas and withstands the heat and sun we have in Hilton Head.
  • Banana Shrub – This shrub smells exactly like its name, is low-maintenance, and can be planted in sun or shade.

These are just a few of the many options you have to beautify your Lowcountry home. From the smallest of changes to the major projects, your landscaping can be beautiful, unique, and easy to take care of. The information in this post can be credited to davesgarden.com, on which you can find hundreds of other plant choices for South Carolina.

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Hilton Head Island Has 3 Annual Events Saturday, May 19

Forget your house chores this weekend and enjoy Hilton Head Island!  Three annual events are all happening on Saturday and since they are all popular, it may be hard to choose which one or ones you’ll spend your time attending.  Other than some scattered thunderstorms, Saturday is expected to be another beautiful day on the Island!

Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest
This year marks the 16th year for the Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest which will be held at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, May 19.  Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island, this event calls for restaurants and amateur cooks to compete to win awards for best barbecue and ribs.  Certified barbecue judges as well as ticket holders vote to determine the winners.

Music will be provided by The Portajohns and a free children’s play area will be available so bring the whole family!  Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs, and ice cream will also be available for purchase.  Net proceeds go to children’s charities, so this is event is for a great cause.

Hilton Head Island Beer Festival
The Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival will feature a variety of over 60 different beers from 25 Craft Breweries plus a few World Class International favorites.  Sample refreshing, flavorful, and fun Craft Beers including: Pilsners, Hefe-Weizens, American-style wheats, Pale Ales, Fruit Beers, Summer Ales, Ciders and more.

This event is on Saturday, May 19 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.  Taste of Summer will also feature summertime foods from Hilton Head Island area restaurants, and live rock, surf and reggae music from “The Blue Dots” and “Patwa”.  Admission to the festival is free however a festival ticket ( $25 advance / $30 at gate ) will be required for sampling.

All Saints Garden Tour
This is the 25th year for the All Saints Garden Tour, an island classic that provides access to eight of the finest gardens on Hilton Head Island, as well as a luncheon in the All Saints Episcopal Church’s parish hall.  It starts at 10:00am on Saturday, May 19th and lasts until 4:00pm.

Tickets for this event are $30 and include: tour of the gardens, seated luncheon, a “Flower Bower” Boutique, a “Heavenly Confections” Bake Sale, Pino Gelato, the opportunity to purchase original works of art, live organ music,  a lecture on drought-tolerant plants, and a floral arrangement demonstration.

Mary Anne Gebler, Chair of the 2012 All Saints Garden Tour Board, has pointed out, “Our Silver Anniversary event provides the rare opportunity for everyone to see some of the premier gardens in our area, while at the same time helping our community respond to the challenges of hunger, homelessness, and literacy.”

Which of these 3 annual events are you looking forward to?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Welcome To My Hilton Head Island Living Blog

Welcome to my new blog and thank you for taking the time to read my first post!  My goal is for this blog and my website to become a resource for buyers, sellers, home owners, renters, vacationers, and anyone interested in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC areas.  I encourage you to share your experiences and thoughts by leaving comments and I look forward to connecting with you!

This blog will start to fill up with all things related to Hilton Head Island living, including but not limited to:

  • Entertainment and Events
  • Things To Do
  • Family Oriented Information
  • School Information
  • Hilton Head Island and Bluffton news
  • Real Estate News
  • Home Ownership Information including tips, how to’s, do-it-yourself projects, design etc.
  • Information for Buyers and Sellers

-AND So Much More!!

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s.  I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929.  I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there.  Whether you are a buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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