Lawn Treatment Tips for New Homeowners in Tennessee

The population of Middle Tennessee continues to grow rapidly due to an influx of people from other states. If you are a new, out-of-state homeowner in Tennessee, you may not be familiar with our Tennessee grass varieties. So, we have some lawn treatment tips for you that will help you have a lush, healthy lawn. 

Know Your Grass

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In general, Tennessee has a moderate climate that allows a variety of species of grass to grow and thrive. Tennessee is home to cool-weather grass such as tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. We also have warm-weather grasses such as zoysia and bermudagrass.  Cool-weather and warm-weather grasses have different requirements to thrive, so it’s important to know what you have. For example, you need to fertilize cool-weather grasses in the fall and warm-weather grasses in the spring. 

Tailor Lawn Treatment and Lawn Care to the Season

Each season of the year requires different treatments and care. Knowing when to treat the lawn is just as important as actually applying the treatment. 

In general, here’s what you should do in the fall and winter:

  • rake leaves
  • trim your ornamentals
  • fertilize, aerate, and overseed cool-season grass

In the spring and summer, you should:

  • apply pre-emergent weed treatments
  • fertilize, aerate, and overseed warm-season grasses
  • mow and water frequently 

Get Professional Help from Drew’s Lawn and Landscape

Lawn care in Tennessee can be overwhelming. Knowing what to do and when to do it is difficult enough. But identifying problems and now what treatments to apply can be equally daunting. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, professional help at Drew’s Lawn and Landscape is just a phone call away. We have experience in providing lawn care in Tennessee that is second to none. We offer all the lawn treatments and lawn care that you need to have a beautiful lawn.