Here is some useful information to begin gardening in Middle Tennessee. Happy gardening!
Understand your regional climate
Understand the Effects of Microclimate
Microclimate can have a significant impact on what types of plants can be planted in certain areas of your property.
The UC Master Gardeners came up with a Garden Site Microclimate Evaluation form to help you analyze your landscape microclimates. It will help determine the proper placement of plants in and around your property.
Understand Plant Adaptability
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
The USDA Plant Hardiness gives us average minimum temperatures. It is useful to know if a plant can survive our winter temperatures.
AHS Heat Zone Map
The American Horticultural Society developed a Plant Heat Zone Map to help determine if a plant can tolerate the heat in a particular region.
Williamson and Maury Counties are located in Heat Zone 7 which means they average 60-90 days of temperatures >86 degrees Fahrenheit
Know the soil in your area
Landscaping with Native Plants _ Middle Tennessee.
This brochure provides information about the unique soil in the Middle Tn area. Source: TNEPPC
Discover the beauty of gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee
Landscaping with Native Plants of Tennessee. Source: TNEPPC
Landscaping with Native Evergreens. Source: TNEPPC
Native Plant Alternatives Brochure. Source: TNEPPC