“Whenever I am out of town and people ask where I’m from, the inevitable response to my answer of Columbia S.C., is, ‘It’s really hot there, isn’t it?’ But even with its notoriety for the hot weather, Columbia encompasses four distinct seasons that afford a variety of outdoor living options,” says Trent Hutchinson, owner of Blue Moon Landscaping. “Fire pits in the fall and winter, vegetable and flower gardens in the spring and summer, patios, outdoor rooms with kitchens, creative plantings and lawn areas all enhance a home’s landscape and make it enjoyable and functional year round.”
Getting down to business with Blue Moon Landscaping is more than just executing a vision for clients, Trent says. It’s getting to know their preferences concerning their gardens and outdoor living spaces. “Our client spectrum ranges from those who know exactly what they want to those who have no idea of what needs to be done to change or enhance their existing landscaping.”
Blue Moon’s clients are interested in a company that can handle the various aspects of a landscape renovation or new installation. They don’t want to call, schedule appointments and coordinate the timing and implementation among multiple companies. They prefer to have one contractor handle everything involved with the process, such as tree removal, electrical work, water features, lighting, irrigation, fencing and hardscape, as well as choosing the appropriate plantings and types of turf grass.
Some projects can be executed after an hour or two of consultation, while others require more time spent planning and developing the layout and vision.
Owned by native Columbians Molly and Trent Hutchinson, Blue Moon Landscaping is celebrating its 25th year providing landscaping and lawn maintenance services to the Columbia area and has been voted Best of Columbia by readers of Columbia Metropolitan for 2002 to 2009 and 2011.