The Southeast region is composed of these states: Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The Southeast region typically receives plenty of sun, warmth, and humidity (in summer). Winter conditions vary depending on how deep south your region is. Evergreens and canna lilies are all over the Carolinas; tropical color crops up in Florida landscapes. Landscape designers work to enhance the aesthetic appeal of property, but also to help conserve energy, water, and money.
Southeast summers are humid and hot from the Gulf of Mexico airstreams. Resulting fan and air conditioner use causes electric bills to skyrocket. Landscapers can control heat to some extent with special techniques. A vine covered trellis, for instance, lowers temperature, and wide canopied trees protect people, plants, and roofs from scorching sunlight. Slanted roofs can shade some walls that would otherwise be in direct sunlight. Exotic orchids are good for Florida landscapes, as well as hardy palms like the needle palm. Landscapers may also plant trees to shelter homes from high winds.