I like to use evergreens and perennials as much as possible in my residential landscape designs so that yards look good year-round and maintenance remains minimal. (Annuals, on the other hand, must be replaced each year.) On this project, I used plenty of coastal grasses and sabal minors (look like dwarf Palmetto trees) to create a permanent Lowcountry motif around the walkway. For flowers, I used encore azaleas (evergreens that, unlike traditional azaleas, bloom throughout the growing season) and two kinds of hydrangeas (both perennial shrubs). New green sod, contrasting brown mulch, and lighter ornamental stones brought everything together.
Hi, I’m Seth Mason, James Island native and owner and sole employee of Lowcountry Vistas Charleston Landscape Design and Installation.
From the time I was 9 years old, I took pride in caring for my mother’s yard on the Island. The son of an artist and a lover of nature, making my mom’s yard look good became of a passion of mine at a young age.
Years later, after having earned my M.B.A. during the 2008 Financial Crisis, I took part-time landscaping work to get by. In time, I came to realize that landscape design and installation was my calling: It combines my love of sculpting Charleston natural beauty, business acumen, and fresh air and sun. After earning my landscaping chops working alongside a fellow devotee to Charleston horticulture, I went on my own and started Lowcountry Vistas in 2015.
Lowcountry Vistas is more than just a job to me. It’s a dream. I love improving peoples’ properties through my landscape design plans and landscape installations. Make sure to take advantage of my free consultation limited-time offer to learn more about what I can do for you!