Nashville yard care services
Music City, USA, the Country Capital of the World, the only city with a replica of the Greek Parthenon, Nashville. Home to singers, actors, and artists of all genres. Trolley tours, dinners on paddle boats, riverboat cruises, and tours of historic mansions and recording studios.
Except for the Cumberland River paddle boats, all the above attractions share some incredibly beautiful grass. You'll notice the deep green grass on which the mansions sit, the Parthenon rests, as well as in Centennial Park, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Fort Nashboro. Tennessee is a transition zone in which both cool and warm season grasses grow very well. What is a transition zone?
To transition is to slowly change or move into the next phase of something, much like a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly. In the case of Nashville, TN's grass, it means morphing from the cool season grasses of the North into the warm season grasses of the South. Lawn Love professionals understand this transitioning area and use the latest technology with which to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful.
The transition zone stretches from the East Coast, encompassing much of the South and Southwest as far as New Mexico, and dipping well into the Deep South. The area goes from cold to warm, and from humid to arid. Cool season grasses can't make it in the humid heat, and warm season grasses can't handle the winters. This makes the transition zone the most difficult in which to plant grass.
Before you plant grass, you need to know what type of soil you have. Testing is a must. Soil needs a proper balance of pH or acidity, drainage, and the proper balance of inorganic and organic substances to be healthy soil. Healthy soil makes healthy plants or grass.
Without getting too technical, Middle Tennessee was founded on limestone, chert, and shale. The soil this produces is sand, clay, and limestone sand. The Nashville Basin hosts three different types of rock. The soil they all produce is notable for not compacting and attracting nutrients.
With that said, there are only so many varieties of grass and other plants that thrive in these soil types. The ideal soil for Nashville is a mix of sand, silt, and clay, of which Nashville has plenty. Lawn Love professionals are well-schooled in soil types. They will explain to you how and why your soil affects your grass. So what kind of grass can survive in the transition zone?
The only answer is to mix the cool season and warm season grasses. They help each other grow deep roots, gain nutrients from water and the soil, and provide a hardy carpet even in high traffic areas. Kentucky bluegrass and fescue grass are noted for this, and they grow all over Nashville. Fescue is drought tolerant, and it brings water up from its roots to sustain the bluegrass, for example.
This cool season grass grows throughout the country. It's a deep green, luxuriant grass perfect for strolling barefoot. It does well in cold, medium heat, and drought. However, bluegrass grows slowly in summer, so mixing it with another type of grass will keep your lawn vibrant and green into fall. Lawn Love knows how high or low to cut every kind of grass for the perfect healthy lawn.
Nashville's hot summers and icy winters make certain grasses unable to survive. Zoysia isn't one of them. This warm season grass pulls water up from out of the ground and chokes out weeds. It turns brown after the first frost but turns green at the first hint of spring. It's a sturdy type of grass that can take foot traffic as well as handling drought and disease with ease.
Considered the best grass for Tennessee, fescue is a cool season grass that grows best in spring and fall. It's drought resistant, but needs watering in the hot days of summer. It isn't maintenance-intensive, which is why it's used on Hale and Herschel Greer Stadiums, Hawkins Field, Nissan Stadium, and Vanderbilt Stadium.
Fescue is often mixed with ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass to form a hardy carpet that grows well in shade or full sun.
Most people think of rye as a grain used in making bread. However, ryegrass is a hardy grass, drought resistant, and tolerant of cold temperatures. The dark green color of this warm season grass is often found in parks and on Shelby golf course, Two Rivers golf course, and Gaylord Springs golf course. It grows in less than one week, creates dense sod, and is insect resistant. Mixed with bluegrass, ryegrass handles heavy traffic.
Another popular grass choice, Bermuda grass forms a thick carpet of hardy, warm season grass. Drought resistant and tolerant of cold temperatures, Bermuda grass handles heavy traffic. Lawn Love knows that Bermuda grass can get out of hand, growing in all different directions and invading your gardens. We can and will keep it under control.
Yard care in Nashville, TN, is about more than just cutting the grass. It's knowing what types of grass draw what kinds of insects and what damage they can do. It's about knowing if the soil holds water or filters it through to the lower reaches of the ground. It's about knowing how to keep brown spots out of the lawn by planting a complimentary grass to go with it.
Lawn care is about science. It's about taking the burden of all this knowledge off your shoulders and taking care of it. Need help in the garden? We have you covered. Don't know how to control weeds, fertilize, or aerate the lawn? We can do that. Need snow removal or your Christmas lights put up? We'll deck the halls! Contact Lawn Love today for professional yard care services in Nashville.