New Planting Services

We can plant trees, hedges, shrubs, bushes, and more! 

New Planting Of Trees, Hedges, Shrubs, and Flowers

We are knowledgeable on the native species and ornamental plants that grow best in Georgia

Trees, Shrubs, Bushes And Plants Are The Staples Of Any Great Landscape Design.  Are you looking to add beauty and color to your property?  Look no further than incorporating new plantings into your landscaping design.  With our Georgia growing zones being 7B and 8A we have wide variety of species to enhance any landscape.  Choose from trees, shrubs, bushes, ornamentals, perennials, and more.

Razor Sharp Lawn and Landscape is a landscaping contractor based out of Hoschton, Georgia and serving Braselton, Buford, Gainesville, Jefferson, and Flowery Branch.  We specialize in planting trees, shrubs, bushes, and flower gardens on both residential and commercial properties.  From planning out the proper varieties of trees to planting a privacy hedge, to a row of mature trees that line your driveway or property we’ll be able to design a plant layout that is sure to impress!

We have extensive knowledge of the best native and non-native species for our area of Georgia.  Whether you'd like beautiful gardens full of color or a selection of plants that are drought tolerant and don't require intense maintenance, we can put our knowledge to work for you.

How Our Tree and Shrub Planting Process Works

We’ve planted thousands of trees, hedges, bushes, and flowers throughout Georgia for our commercial and residential clients over the years.  It’s the initial species selection and the care and meticulous prep work we do that contributes to the beautiful results we’re able to achieve with our clients landscapes.

  1. We start with our initial consultation.
  2. We will listen to your requirements, making any necessary suggestions.
  3. We will work with you to determine the best species for your specific landscape vision and goals.
  4. We can discuss irrigation options with you if you don’t have any irrigation in place.
  5. We show up on the scheduled days get all of your new plantings in the ground as promised.
  6. The end result is a beautiful looking property.

How Much Do New Plantings Cost?

The final cost of your new plantings will be determined by the species you’ve chosen, how many of them and what size they are.  We’ll also need to consider the site they’ll be planted on and how much labor will be required.

We’ll only be able to provide you with an accurate estimate for planting and maintaining your trees and shrubs after a thorough site inspection.

If you’d like to get the process started then please give us a call 678-208-3299 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away (usually the same day).

Planting Services We Offer

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Trees

We have access to a wide variety of trees in varying sizes.  Whether you'd like some ornamentals or some large mature trees planted, we can help!

Hedges

If it's a hedge you're after then we have a number of native species that we can recommend that will grow into beautiful privacy hedges.

Shrubs and Bushes

If you want to add some interest into your landscape we have access to a large selection of native and non-native shrubs and bushes.

Plants and Flowers

We have a wide variety of native and non-native flowering plants in Georgia.  Tell us the colors you love and we'll choose the right plants for you.

When determining plantings for Georgia, there are several factors to consider:

Climate: Georgia has a diverse climate, with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. It is important to choose plants that are well-suited to the specific climate conditions in your area.

Soil type: Georgia has a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sand. It is important to choose plants that are well-suited to the specific soil type on your property.  Soil problems can often be corrected too but it hauling and spreading new soil can definitely increase the project cost.

Sunlight: Different plants have different sunlight requirements. It is important to choose plants that are well-suited to the amount of sunlight available in your garden or landscape.

Water requirements: Some plants require more water than others. It is important to choose plants that are well-suited to the amount of water available in your area.  Some nurseries only provide plant warranties if an irrigation system is present.

Pest and disease resistance: Some plants are more resistant to pests and diseases than others. It is important to choose plants that are less prone to these problems in your area.  Ultimately it will make your plants more resilient and healthier.

Mature size: It is important to consider the mature size of a plant and whether it will fit in the space you have available.  Many homeowners don't consider what a plant is going to look like 1, 2, or even 3+ years down the road.  Knowing what to expect with your plants in the future can really help you make the best choices.

At Razor Sharp Lawn and Landscape we take all of these into consideration when coming up with a planting scheme for your landscape.  We will only choose and plant species that are well-suited to the specific conditions in our growing zone in Georgia.

Our Planting Designs Can Include

We stick with native plants wherever possible and non-native plants that are best suited for our growing zone 6A.

Colorful Species
Deer Resistant Species
Drought Tolerant Plants
Flowering Plants
Fruit Trees
Ground Cover
Low Maintenance Plants
Ornamental Trees
Perennials
Privacy Hedges
Winter Species

Using native plants in your landscape offers numerous benefits for both the environment and you. Some of the key advantages include:

Adaptation to local conditions: Native plants are well-adapted to the specific climate, soil, and precipitation patterns of their region, making them more likely to thrive with minimal intervention.

Low maintenance: As native plants have evolved to suit their local environment, they typically require less watering, fertilizing, and pest control than non-native species. This can result in lower maintenance costs and reduced labor.

Support for local wildlife: Native plants provide essential habitat and food sources for local pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Planting native species can help support and maintain healthy ecosystems and contribute to biodiversity.

Erosion control: Many native plants have extensive root systems that help stabilize the soil, reducing erosion and runoff. This is particularly beneficial in sloped landscapes or areas prone to erosion.

Reduced risk of invasive species: Native plants are less likely to become invasive or spread uncontrollably compared to some non-native species. Invasive plants can outcompete native species, negatively affecting ecosystems and potentially causing environmental damage.

Resilience to pests and diseases: Native plants have co-evolved with local pests and diseases, often developing natural defenses that make them more resistant to these threats. This can reduce the need for chemical pesticides, benefiting both the environment and human health.

Climate resilience: As native plants are adapted to local weather patterns, they are often better equipped to tolerate extreme weather events, such as droughts or heavy rain.

Preservation of cultural heritage: Native plants can have cultural significance, reflecting the natural heritage and history of a region. By including these plants in your landscape, you can help preserve and celebrate this heritage.

Aesthetic appeal: Native plants can offer unique colors, textures, and seasonal interest, creating a visually appealing and regionally distinct landscape design.

Conservation of resources: By using native plants that require less water, fertilizer, and other inputs, you can conserve valuable natural resources and reduce the environmental impact of your landscape.

The best time to plant new plants in your landscape depends on the plant species and the climate. Generally, early spring and fall are ideal times for most plants, as they offer moderate temperatures and typically have more consistent rainfall. Planting during these periods allows the plants to establish their root systems before the stress of extreme temperatures sets in.

As landscape professionals we usually start by testing the soil to determine its nutrient content and pH level. We then amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, to improve its structure, drainage, and fertility. If necessary, we can also adjust the soil's pH with lime (to raise the pH) or sulfur (to lower it) based on the needs of the specific plants you plan to install.  These steps aren't always necessary but when the soil conditions aren't right, your plants are not going to do well.

Staking may be necessary for young trees or shrubs with weak stems, or those that are planted in windy locations. If staking is necessary, we use flexible ties and stake the plant low enough to provide support without restricting its movement, as this can encourage stronger root development.

To prevent weeds, we usually apply a layer of mulch around the base of your new plants, leaving a few inches of space between the mulch and the plant stem. Mulch not only suppresses weeds but also helps retain soil moisture and regulate soil temperature. Additionally, hand-pulling weeds as they emerge can help keep your landscape weed-free.

The establishment period for new plants varies depending on the species, planting conditions, and aftercare. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years for plants to become well-established in their new environment.

Yes!  Depending on the type of plant we often have choices as to the maturity level of the plants we purchase.  For example trees, shrubs, and hedges are often available as juveniles or as mature plants.  Choosing the mature plants can obviously shorten the amount of time it takes for plantings to become established.  However, these more mature plants will be more expensive to purchase and depending on how large they are can significantly increase the cost of handling and labor.

If you're going to spend significant money on new plantings for your landscape then an irrigation system is a wise investment.  Modern, digitally controlled irrigation systems can deliver very precise amounts of water to your specific landscape beds depending on the plants water requirements.  Many nurseries will only provide a warranty on the plants if a working irrigation system is present.

We don't generally provide a warranty but some of the wholesale nurseries we order plants from do.  They usually require that an irrigation system is present so the plants receive sufficient water as this is the leading cause of plants dying or becoming unhealthy.  The warranty local nurseries offer can also vary from plant to plant as well.  If a warranty is important to you please discuss that with us when we are consulting with you on your new plantings.  We'll confirm with our supplier which plants can be covered and what those specific requirements might be.

David Swanson
David Swanson
January 8, 2024

Matt and his team were timely and clean. Easy to work with. Thanks guys for a job well done

Spencer Russell
Spencer Russell
December 21, 2023

10/10. I had an erosion issue and wanted to make it pretty and functional. Needed a retaining wall and pavers. Being in Real Estate we see all kinds of work and craftsmanship. I work with contractors 24/7. Matt answered my call right away and came to estimate my project within 24 hours. He was knowledgeable and professional. The price was better than the 2 other quotes I received. He was prompt everyday during the project. No complaints from them even when I asked 100 questions. I will be using this company for all my lawn and landscape needs. Great job guys!!

Myrna Bayon
Myrna Bayon
December 13, 2023

These gentlemen did an amazing job and the quality of their work is commendable! We are so pleased with the retaining wall and the landscaping work they did and my husband and I highly recommend them.

Emily Little
Emily Little
December 6, 2023

Such and easy and enjoyable experience. Very prompt and worked until the job was finished. Treated our home with respect and were so professional. Will definitely be having more work done with Matt and his team!

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October 11, 2023
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Todd Bevill
September 13, 2023

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Gregory Johnson
September 10, 2023

My wife and I called Matt's company, Razor Sharp Lawn and Landscape after reading some testimonials. We had a retaining wall project and we had specific plans on how we wanted it to look. Matt showed up On Time. That, in itself showed he was professional. When we all agreed on the landscape of the project, we hired him. The pictures show and exemplify the workmanship his team possessed when the job was completed. We highly recommend Matt for all your outdoor projects. Gregory and Bernarda Johnson

Terri Bogus
Terri Bogus
September 8, 2023

Matt and Kelly have done a great job transforming our yard to a wonderful green wonderland!

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Kevin Bogus
September 8, 2023

We won’t let anyone else touch our yard except for MATTHEW and his crew! I have never been happier with my yard

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