When it comes to landscaping, one size certainly does not fit all. As you might expect, the success of trees and plants has a lot to do with the climate and weather of the land surrounding it.
If you own residential or commercial property in Nashville, you may find it tricky to figure out how to match your design dreams with what Nashville’s environment will facilitate.
If you want to avoid the trial and error of figuring out which plants will thrive in Nashville weather, here are three types of plants and flowers perfect for the Nashville landscape.
Nashville Weather: What to Expect
While Tennessee is most often considered a southern state, every Nashville resident knows not to expect a high of 75 year-round.
Nashville weather features the full four-season spectrum throughout the year, with lows of 20 degrees in January and highs nearing 89 degrees in summer months around July and August.
According to US Climate Data, precipitation in Nashville varies throughout the year, reaching its highest levels of rain in May, November, and December, and seeing the least amount of precipitation in October.
While this climate may sound temperamental, the fairly consistent rainfall and relatively mild temperatures make Nashville an incredibly hospitable environment for a variety of plants and perennials. Here are three plants and flowers to incorporate into your Nashville home landscaping:
1. Autumn Blaze Maple Tree
For the property owner who wants to add aesthetic beauty to their landscape, but avoid the delicate attention required for flowers, tree planting may be a better option.
These trees grow perfectly in Nashville weather and can offer a gorgeous canopy over your property. While they certainly won’t grow as quickly as a flower bed might, it is still a rapidly growing tree that thrives in Nashville.
Camellias are a perfect option for Nashville weather because they are a shrub and therefore a bit hardier, but they are also flowering, which means that they add a great deal of beauty and color to your landscape.
Unlike some other plants and perennials, shrubs require a lot less upkeep as the seasons shift.
Lavender is another hardy plant that offers both aesthetic beauty and easy maintenance. Lavender is an herb that can be used for a variety of purposes outside of just adding to the visual appearance of your landscape. Lavender is also highly drought-resistant and can withstand months of low precipitation without having to overcompensate with irrigation systems.
These plants and flowers are perfect go-tos for any Nashville resident looking for a surefire way to improve the look of their landscape. Even so, there are hundreds of different plants and flowers that will flourish in Nashville’s environment.
Especially when things like proximity to wetlands, exposure to sun, and irrigation methods are taken into account, each individual property is truly unique, and it takes a skilled professional to know precisely what plant life will fare the best in your landscape.
Hiring the experienced professionals at The Parke Company for landscape services is the first step to ensuring you receive the kind of lawn services and landscaping maintenance necessary to keep your property and beautiful as possible.
From lawn mowing to tree removal, the landscaping professionals at The Parke Company have the experience and the skills to meet the unique needs of your property and bring your design dreams to life.
Give us a call (615-350-6033) or contact us online today to see how the design experts and arborists at The Parke Company can work for you.