Although you wouldn’t know it by looking at the thermometer, it’s Christmastime in the Lowcountry. Due to unusually-warm El Niño weather, we in the Charleston area are experiencing a unique continuation of the growing season into the end of the calendar year. Today, on Christmas Eve, sounds of lawnmowers abound. People are sprucing up their yards as if they were preparing for Easter.
Although the Lowcountry’s climate is warm enough to allow winter planting of deciduous trees/shrubs and evergreens, we may have a unique opportunity in winter 2016 to get a heard-start on root development for new installations typically conducted in the late winter/early spring. As I’ve noted before, sod often fairs better when installed during cooler weather.
But regardless of what the thermometer says, I wish each and every one of you a Merry Landscaping Christmas from Lowcountry Vistas Charleston, LLC landscaping!
Seth Mason, Charleston SC
Author: Seth Mason
Hi, I’m Seth Mason, James Island native and owner and sole employee of Lowcountry Vistas Charleston Landscape Design and Installation.
From the time I was 9 years old, I took pride in caring for my mother’s yard on the Island. The son of an artist and a lover of nature, making my mom’s yard look good became of a passion of mine at a young age.
Years later, after having earned my M.B.A. during the 2008 Financial Crisis, I took part-time landscaping work to get by. In time, I came to realize that landscape design and installation was my calling: It combines my love of sculpting Charleston natural beauty, business acumen, and fresh air and sun. After earning my landscaping chops working alongside a fellow devotee to Charleston horticulture, I went on my own and started Lowcountry Vistas in 2015.
Lowcountry Vistas is more than just a job to me. It’s a dream. I love improving peoples’ properties through my landscape design plans and landscape installations. Make sure to take advantage of my free consultation limited-time offer to learn more about what I can do for you!