Welcome to
Snell & Associates
Landscape Contractors

Serving the Lowcountry Since 1983

Locally owned and operated for over 35 years. We will transform your landscape into a work of art with our personalized services that can make your vision a reality.​

A full service landscape contractor, specializing in new construction


Design Overview

Our mission at Snell & Associates is simple: to provide high-quality services for our valued clients. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs. Through open communication and our exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with our Landscaping Services, whether you choose any or all of our divisions!


Landscape Design

Unique & Personal

Our landscape designers have years of experience, and are educated in both landscape design & ornamental horticulture

We offer unique landscape designs for the new home, renovation or that specialty garden you have always dreamed of.

We will work with you in selecting plants that will flourish in the special conditions of your property and create a plan that will suit your personal tastes & style of living.

If your property is subject to an architectural review board, we will work with you to meet all of the requirements.



Honest, Efficient, & On-Time

We provide professional installation that is on time, on budget and executed according to your landscape plan.

Our fully licensed irrigation specialists will provide irrigation using top performing irrigation systems.



Making Your Property Beautiful

No only do we specialize in installation and design for new construction, bur we also offer a maintenance program that is custom tailored to your needs and property, from regular mowing and manicuring, to spraying, fertilizing, or major landscape clean up. We are dedicated to make your dream home be all your imagined and then some!

35+ years of experience

Our Services

Landscape Design

Designs are produced using Autocad based software for a fast and professional looking plan.

Landscape Construction

We have the experience and skills necessary to tackle just about every type of job that comes our way.


From Sea Pines to Savannah to Oldfield, we have eight crews providing service to over 300 accounts.


With a certified irrigation technician on staff, know that your new system will be installed correctly and efficiently.

Low Voltage Lighting

Provide security and stunning effects with an efficient low voltage lighting system.

Hardscapes & Structures

Whether you need a living fence, outdoor fire pit, paver patio, or a concrete driveway, we can be that all inclusive landscape contractor you are looking for. ​


Linda and I hired Tom Snell and his group to design and install the landscaping for our new home in Sea Pines. We, and our neighbors, are delighted with the design, the quality of the plant material, and their ability to work within our budget. Since the installation, their crew has maintained our yard, and we are very pleased with their attention to detail and their concern with keeping the beauty of our original design and even enhancing it. We would not hesitate to recommend Snell & Associates / Gum Tree Nursery to anyone who wants to create and maintain a beautiful landscape environment, and we have done so several times!

Forest Frank

Sea Pines Plantation Full Time Resident

Frequently asked questions

Please make sure to allow access to your property by keeping gates unlocked and pets inside your home on scheduled service days.
What type of grass is used for beautifying your lawn?

We focuses on grass seed varieties that are best suited for your geographical area and the grass-type in your lawn. The seed applied to Snell's customers usually contain Zoysia, St. Augustine, Centipede, Bermuda. The most common seed we use is empire zoysia due to its resistance to disease and its longevity.

What are the options for paying my bill?

Customers are encouraged to sign up for our AutoPay service so ensure they never miss a payment.

What does your fertilizer consist of?

We use a different fertilizer each time we’re there.  We apply the proper amount of the proper nutrients throughout the season.

What areas does Snell serve?

We offer landscaping services in Hilton Head, South Carolina and its surrounding suburbs for both commercial and residential customers.

Does Hilton Head have special landscaping needs?

The East Coast like all areas of the US have certain plants that are indigenous to South Carolina and the surrounding area. Snell is an expert in local Hilton Head landscaping and what plants are best suited for our climate.

Customer testimonials

“Snell & Associates has done an impressive job renovating my home’s landscape. The yard looks fabulous and it has completely transformed our property from the outside.”

Residential Customer

“We hired S&A in an attempt to enhance the value of our commercial property. The work they did made a big difference in helping us find clients and sell our property fast.”

Commercial Client

“I highly recommend Snell & Associates to any business looking for a PROFESSIONAL lawn care company. We have been working with them for the last three years and I never had a complaint with their services. They are always there when we face an urgent need and make sure that everything looks immaculately cleaned and manicured.”

Commercial Client