Commercial projects have made up a large portion of our landscaping portfolio since our company’s founding. From metropolitan parks and downtown high-rise apartments to international airports and office spaces, it’s been our pleasure to design, install, and maintain landscaping for commercial properties throughout Middle Tennessee.

We’re going to focus the next Commercial Spotlight on Centennial Park, one of the major parks in the heart of Nashville.

Greathouse had the privilege to work on both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the park’s revitalization project. Phase 1 was complete in 2015 and Phase 2 was complete in 2020.

The great lawn in front of the Parthenon is one of the most notable areas of the park, and it sees high amounts of foot traffic every year. During this project, we installed a new turf and drainage system to help the lawn recover more quickly after festivals and events. We also planted a variety of native tree species, grasses, groundcovers, and perennials to assist in the water quality improvements.

During Phase 1, we unearthed water from the Cockrill Spring that’s now irrigating the front lawn at West End, improving Lake Watauga’s water quality. Additionally, the rainwater that comes off the Parthenon roof drains to Lake Watauga, which also helps water quality. 

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Commercial Landscaping: Project Features

  • Native tree species
  • Improvement of water quality
  • Groundcovers
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Perennials
  • Amended soil blend

We couldn’t have completed this project on our own. Greathouse collaborated with landscape design companies, including HDLA Design and NBW Landscape Architects. We also used an amended soil blend in the great lawn using compost from The Compost Company, whose compost is created from various waste diversion partners including Metro Nashville and Davidson County.

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