Home and Commercial Lawns 

Turfgrass Selection

Turfgrass Establishment

Turfgrass Maintenance​

Turfgrass Renovation​

Home Lawns

In Tennessee, residential lawns account for nearly 70 percent of the total turfgrass acreage and an average-sized lawn is more than 24,000 square feet in area. New turfgrass varieties, improved equipment and effective lawn care products offer homeowners the opportunity to have an attractive, uniform and durable outdoor living area. This site is intended to help homeowners with and without a green thumb” maintain healthy turfgrasses without spending too much time working in the lawn to enjoy it.

Commercial Lawns

Landscapers and lawn care professionals develop and use turf management plans to meet the needs of commercial businesses and homeowners throughout Tennessee. Turfs are often classified according to anticipated overall quality and required maintenance intensity. For example, turf in an A Zone may be irrigated, mowed often at a relatively low cutting height, routinely fertilized and aerified or dethatched once each year. Pesticides are often applied to turf in an A Zone on a preventative basis to protect against weeds, insects and disease. Turf in a B Zone may not be irrigated, may be fertilized no more than two or three times each year and may be mowed at a slightly higher cutting height than turf in an A Zone. Pesticides are often applied to turf in a B Zone on a limited basis as problems occur. Turf in a C Zone is usually not irrigated, is fertilized infrequently and is maintained at a relatively high cutting height compared to turfs in Zones A and B. A turf management plan should be reviewed often and modified as weather conditions change.