Fall is one of our favorite seasons here in the Charleston. The cooler weather after summer's intense heat and humidity is so refreshing! It's so invigorating, in fact, you may even notice plants in your garden starting to perk up with an offering of fresh blooms and new growth.
For this reason, fall in South Carolina is a lot like a second spring. Better yet, the temperatures will only decrease going into winter. This means planting right now will give your new plants lots of time to get established, go to sleep for winter, and wake up gently in spring before having to face their first summer heatwave!
Benefits of planting trees, shrubs, and hardy perennials in Fall:
A selection of trees currently available for Fall planting:
Visit us soon to explore our full selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals!
For Fall Planting Success:
We highly recommend amending the soil in your planting area with Brownswood Premium Planting mix as well as a starter fertilizer such as Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus to give your new plants their best start. You can find our Planting Guide at the link below. It provides planting instructions and helpful information about watering and getting new plants established. We look forward to seeing you at the Garden Center!
Tropicals for Sun & Shade
A landscape infused with the vibrant colors and lush foliage of tropical plants takes enjoying Summer activities outdoors with family and friends to the next level. Tropical plants make great additions to containers or garden beds that set the stage for fun times around the pool, patio, or pergola. They can even be used to create privacy around the perimeter of your yard.
Lucky for us here in Charleston, mild Fall and Winter temperatures allow many of the tropical plants that are available at our Garden Center to thrive without special protection during cold weather. This means that the plants you see this Summer, although some will need to be cut back before the next Spring, will survive the Winter to flourish again year after year.
Not sure where to start in selecting plants for your landscape? Our Nursery Professionals will be happy to assist! Or, if you're ready for a full makeover with a tropical theme (or other theme of your choosing), book an in-yard design consultation today!
THE BENEFITS OF PROFeSSIONAL DESIGN
While there are many benefits of a well-designed landscape, three of the biggest are:
AVOID MISTAKES THAT COST EXTRA MONEY & TIME
Starting with a professional design for your landscape saves both money and time by reducing the likelihood of DIY mistakes. (Think re-planting or hardscape/structure demolition down the road if landscape elements don't play well together.)
EXPERTS TAKE CARE OF THE DETAILS
A skilled landscape designer creates a plan that takes into consideration all factors that affect your landscape such as:
PEACE OF MIND BEFORE BREAKING GROUND
A comprehensive landscape design is your road map for a successful transformation. It ensures all elements of the design fit together seamlessly and allows you to prioritize implementation to fit your preferences and/or budget. By going through the discovery, design, and revision process with your designer, you can rest easy knowing you'll love the end results!
LOVE THE PROCESS & THE RESULTS
Our professional landscape designers collaborate with you. They work to understand your vision, thoroughly analyze your landscape to make their best recommendations, and maintain open and clear communication throughout the length of your project.
Our team will provide tools for you to discover the wants and needs you have for your landscape, budgeting for the overall project and the first phase of implementation, and discuss the following with you before beginning your design:
Brownswood DESIGN PROCESS
Are you ready to transform your landscape? The first step is a design consultation at your home, followed by meetings with our design team as follows:
By working with experienced landscape designers, your options extend beyond the basics. You gain a trusted partner who will see to it that your landscape goals are achieved as efficiently as possible. It's a very rewarding experience that will leave you with a landscape to love for years to come.
RECENT LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATIONS