Dreading Your Summer Landscaping Project? Don’t Sweat It.

Gray Gill, Southside Creative

There was not much spring to be had in the Southeast this year. The calendar said April and May, but the thermometer told a different story, and it felt as though we jumped right from winter into the heat and humidity of summer. Despite the rising temps, the team at Turf Tamer has risen to the challenge of producing outdoor spaces worthy of a magazine cover.

Although Lee Buffington started his landscaping business in high school to pay for college, Turf Tamer does more than cut lawns. After 24 years in business, Buffington has built his summer job into a leading landscape development firm specializing in landscape construction and management, as well as outdoor living design for residential neighborhoods and commercial properties. Based in Fort Payne, Alabama, Turf Tamer has an office in Chattanooga to better serve clients north of the Tennessee state line.

“Whether you’re a business owner looking to give your office building’s exterior a more polished appearance or want to come home to a cozy outdoor living space every day, we can bring your vision to life,” Buffington says.

Summer is a time when homeowners look to spruce up the curb appeal of their house and create the perfect backyard oasis for entertaining.

“This is when people get excited about incorporating water features and adding vibrant landscaping around their home,” Lee says. “No matter what our clients ask us to do, we approach every project with a goal of exceeding their expectations. There’s nothing better than getting to the end and seeing the looks on their faces.”

And who wouldn’t be thrilled with a yard so well designed it looks like it belongs in the Hamptons? Summer is a season when families look forward to vacations and holiday weekends, but Turf Tamer strives to create the feel of a mini-vacation at home centered around your pool, pergola and patio.

Buffington says Turf Tamer's water features are what really make a splash. Rather than routine square pools bordered by a few feet of gray concrete, picture a shimmering resort-style oasis, fed by a small waterfall and surrounded by stone and lush gardens.

“What we’re able to do is create a complete experience for homeowners and their guests. We use quality materials and make sure they fit with existing features of the home.”

The Turf Tamer name says it all. Buffington’s landscaping professionals can tame any environment and create sophisticated retreats from the hectic schedules of the work week. Whether you want a seating area on your deck where you can kick back and have a glass of wine or you want a way to entertain the whole neighborhood, Buffington believes Turf Tamer has the experience to create spaces of all styles and sizes for any taste.

“We take great pride in creating the kinds of features that families can enjoy for years to come. So many great memories are made at a barbeque or pool party. It means a lot that we get to help make that a reality.”

It is that level of passion and breadth of experience that allows Turf Tamer to deliver such stunning results. They focus on the minor details to ensure your home always makes a big impression.

“I think people watch shows on HGTV and think those kinds of projects only happen on TV, but we have the experience to do all of that,” Buffington says.

They might not have a camera crew following them around, but the Turf Tamer team creates photo-worthy outdoor spaces all summer long.


Let the team of professionals at Turf Tamer help you create the perfect outdoor retreat. Contact them and find out more here

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