Summer is in full swing in Nashville. The days are long, the sun is hot, and rainy days are few and far between. While summer is typically known for lazy days at the pool and vacations to the beach, it’s not the time to relax or take a vacation from the maintenance of your commercial property landscape.

Summer is one of the most critical times for landscape maintenance in Nashville. With our hot and humid summers, your commercial landscape requires extra TLC to continue looking and functioning as intended. Read on to see the summer care that we recommend as a top commercial landscaping company in Nashville.

Irrigation and Drainage Care

The biggest issue that we see with commercial landscape maintenance in Nashville is keeping everything looking lush and green during the hot and dry summer months. The heat from the summer sun is often amplified and intensified because of the asphalt and concrete that is common on commercial properties.

The key to keeping your landscape investment looking great year-round is proper irrigation and drainage systems. If you have yet to invest in these systems, our first piece of advice is to call us to see how irrigation and drainage systems can protect and increase the value of your property. If you already have systems in place, contact a commercial landscaping company (like Greathouse) to perform an audit to ensure everything is working as it should.

While it may be tempting to try DIY commercial landscaping, trust us that a full-service landscape company is your best bet, especially when it comes to summer care. For instance, many people mistakenly think that summer months require more frequent watering, but grass and other plants adapt to the summer heat and require less frequent but deeper watering. Only a commercial landscaping company has the right knowledge and experience to maximize the return on your landscaping investments.

Grass and Plant Care

As we touched on, grass and other plants require special care in the summer. The bright and colorful blooms of spring flowers are often gone by summer, but commercial properties still want attractive landscaping to enhance curb appeal. We recommend planting heat-tolerant and drought-tolerant varieties such as lavender, salvia, petunias, and lantanas, among others. These all add eye-catching color and beauty but need less water and care than most other plants.

To keep your commercial property looking its best in the summer, have the grassy areas aerated to improve oxygen flow and have a full-service landscape company check the soil pH to ensure the healthiest grass. Lastly, consider fertilizing to ensure your grass has the right nutrients to sustain the harsh summer heat.

Seasonal Décor

Perhaps the most fun part of maintaining commercial landscapes in the summer is choosing seasonal décor to bring the property to life. Here are some ideas to get your creativity going: create a kaleidoscope of colors with planters filled with heat-tolerant annuals; or honor our country’s independence with a showy display of red, white, and blue plants and flowers. Want specific suggestions based on your commercial property? Reach out to a commercial landscaping company near you for help.

If you’re a property manager who is looking for a trustworthy, reliable, and experienced company for your Nashville commercial property landscape maintenance, give us a call.