Maintaining a Healthy Landscape: Benefits to You, Benefits to the Environment

With this lovely summer weather, you’re probably getting a little lawn and garden work done, or looking ahead and planning projects for this fall.  Dwight Barnett, Certified Arborist and Area Forrester with the TN Division of Forestry, talks about which type of sunlight and shade is best for your plants, gives tips to help trees grow faster and stronger, suggests which plants are most resilient in the Middle Tennessee area, and cautions against certain plants which can be invasive and harmful.  He also explains the health benefits of getting into the outdoors, and explains how if you’re a land owner, you can get a free land sustainability and growth evaluation of your property, courtesy of the state.  For more questions, email Dwight at