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Nourishing Your Tennessee Lawn

Written by Kristine Duvall

February 12, 2024

Spring is Coming, Make it Greener with a lush, vibrant lawn! Now is the time to schedule lawn care!

Gardens of Babylon is Nashville’s leading provider of biologically advanced lawn care services and we’re committed to sustainability, without sacrificing quality.

Maintaining a lush and vibrant lawn in Tennessee requires more than just regular mowing and watering. To truly achieve that enviable green carpet, it’s essential to understand the key nutrients your lawn needs to thrive. From nitrogen to potassium, each nutrient plays a vital role in promoting healthy growth and resilience against the challenges of the Tennessee climate. Let’s explore the essential nutrients and how they contribute to cultivating the lawn of your dreams.

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Nitrogen

Often referred to as the backbone of lawn fertilization, nitrogen is crucial for promoting lush, green growth. This essential nutrient fuels the production of chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for the vibrant color of your grass blades. With Tennessee’s hot summers and occasional droughts, providing an adequate supply of nitrogen helps ensure your lawn maintains its vitality even during periods of stress.

Phosphorus

Essential for strong root development and energy transfer within plants, phosphorus is another key nutrient for maintaining a healthy lawn in Tennessee. By encouraging robust root systems, phosphorus enhances your lawn’s ability to absorb water and nutrients from the soil, making it more resilient to drought conditions. Incorporating phosphorus into your lawn care regimen promotes overall plant vigor and improves the ability to withstand environmental stressors.

Potassium

Often overlooked but equally important, potassium plays a crucial role in regulating water uptake and maintaining overall plant health. In Tennessee’s fluctuating climate, where periods of heavy rain can be followed by prolonged dry spells, potassium helps your lawn better cope with moisture fluctuations. Additionally, potassium strengthens cell walls, making your grass more resistant to diseases and environmental stresses.

Calcium and Magnesium

While often present in sufficient quantities in Tennessee soil, calcium and magnesium are essential secondary nutrients that contribute to overall lawn health. Calcium aids in cell division and the development of strong cell walls, while magnesium is a key component of chlorophyll production, helping to maintain your lawn’s rich green color.

Sulfur

Often overlooked but equally important, sulfur is essential for promoting enzyme activity and nutrient uptake in your lawn. It also helps maintain optimal soil pH levels, ensuring that other nutrients are readily available to your grass. In Tennessee’s acidic soils, sulfur can play a vital role in achieving the right balance for healthy plant growth.

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Micronutrients

In addition to these primary and secondary nutrients, micronutrients such as iron, zinc, copper, and manganese are essential for maintaining optimal plant health. While required in smaller quantities, micronutrients play critical roles in various metabolic processes, enzyme activation, and disease resistance.

At Gardens of Babylon, customers interested in lawn care have the option to select between two comprehensive programs: Standard or Premium. Both programs are designed to infuse your lawn with a tailored blend of macro and micro nutrients, alongside potent bio-stimulants and beneficial biology, ensuring optimal growth and health. The Standard Program includes five treatments strategically scheduled throughout the year, targeting lawn weeds with each application. Our Premium Program offers an enhanced level of care with seven treatments annually and tackles tough grassy invaders like nutsedge, dallisgrass, and goose grass with precision. The Fall Treatment introduces a special “Turf Revitalizer” formula containing seaweed, beneficial bacteria and fungi, molasses, and humic acid, which work together to rejuvenate your lawn after the summer heat. Additionally, a Winter Treatment is included to provide extra weed control against winter pests like henbit, chickweed, and wild violet, ensuring your lawn remains pristine even during the colder months.

As spring approaches in Tennessee, now is the perfect time to sign up for our biologically advanced lawn care programs. Let us help you cultivate a lawn that not only enhances your home’s curb appeal but also promotes environmental sustainability for future generations. Our team can give you a free quote and make this spring the season your lawn truly shines.

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