Kiawah and Seabrook Island gardeners, take note!
As beautiful as nature and wildlife can be, it is certainly discouraging to have your newly planted landscape nibbled on - or worse, devoured - by deer. Deer damage has become increasingly troubling in our Kiawah and Seabrook Island communities where deer are eating landscape plants that had previously been of no interest to them.
The good news? There are trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials, and palms we've used in landscape designs on Kiawah and Seabrook Island that seem to remain off of the dinner menu for foraging deer. We've compiled the following list for your reference:
Deer Non-Preferred TREES
Deer Non-Preferred Shrubs
Deer Non-Preferred Perennials
Deer Non-Preffered Grasses
Deer Non-Preffered Palms
If you have clay, you need it today!
Here in the Lowcountry, gardeners run into problems with mucky clay soil - a LOT. If you are having trouble getting plants to thrive in your garden beds or are struggling with brown patches in your lawn, unloosened clay soil or salt damage may be the culprit! Before throwing in the towel and assuming you have a brown thumb, consider this:
The health of your lawn and garden is only as good as the foundation on which it is built. This foundation in garden terms is, you guessed it - SOIL!
If you have poorly draining clay soil or conditions in which the soil has lost nutrients over time, Espoma's Garden Gypsum will help condition your soil and bring it back up to snuff! And snuff is where roots begin to thrive, leading to healthier top growth for all of your plants, shrubs, and trees - and your lawn!
Espoma Garden Gypsum - Quick Facts
What? Espoma Garden Gypsum is an all organic, soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate in an easy to apply, pelletized form. Gypsum can be applied any time during the growing season.
Why? Helps loosen clay soils and minimize salt damage, promoting healthy root growth. Heavy clay surrounding a plant's root ball can prevent drainage which can cause the plant to drown.
Who/Where? Owners of properties from West Ashley to Mount Pleasant - or any location with heavy clay soil - will greatly benefit from treating their flower beds, vegetable gardens, and lawns with Espoma Garden Gypsum.
Visit the Brownswood Nursery Garden Center and speak with one of our Nursery Professionals to learn more about Espoma Garden Gypsum and our complete selection of Espoma Organic Garden Products such as additional single ingredient soil amendments, fertilizers, and planting mixes!
Refresh your Living Space with Indoor Plants
Have you ever visited a home that contains indoor plants? Now imagine that same home with no plants... it would have a completely different feel to it, right? You bet it would! Just like being outside in a garden, experiencing a space with indoor plants provides a connection to nature that is not only inviting, but refreshing.
Creating an "indoor garden" can be a very rewarding process that transforms an otherwise sterile, drab environment into a tranquil, calm retreat. Not only are they pretty to look at, but indoor plants offer health benefits too. Yes, they do their part to filter the air, but much like caring for their outdoor counterparts, the work of tending to indoor plants is also a stress reliever. So, healthy plants = a healthier human. A win, win!
Ready to shop for a new indoor plant?
Be in the know before you go!
With a multitude of indoor plant varieties available, deciding which indoor plant would be right for your space (or spaces) can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, our Nursery Professionals can assist you with finding just the right plant (or plants) for your home or office.
Here are some handy things to know about your space before heading out to the Garden Center:
Beyond plant selection, our Nursery Professionals will be happy to provide customized recommendations for containers, potting soils, fertilizing and watering to get your new indoor plants off to their best start!
Now, get growing!