Southerners take their lawns very seriously, and for good reason – we've got some of the most beautiful landscapes around. The National Association of Landscape Professionals has helped us round up some of the prettiest lawns around the South – from the intricacy of Biltmore estate to perfectly manicured backyards.
Blackjack Horticulture; Birmingham, AL Nothing quite says Southern landscape beauty more than a sprawling estate lawn, leading up to the grand entrance of this home.
Biltmore Estate; Asheville, NC Multiple gardens encompass the 8,000-acre, stunning historic Vanderbilt estate—but we can’t keep our eyes off the perfectly manicured lawn, with its magnificent fountain centerpiece, which paves a green road to the chateau’s entrance. Other lawns on the property accompany themed gardens and many were used for croquet and tennis matches near the house in the past.
Lawns of Dallas; Dallas, TX A perfectly manicured backyard lawn creates a green canvas for a stunning water feature.
Ed Castro Landscape; Atlanta, GA Featuring lighted effects and stone accents, a plush green lawn becomes focal point of this atrium floor.
Lawns of Dallas; Dallas, TX For serious golfers only: A putting green has been creatively integrated and intricately crafted into this lawn.
Chapel Valley Landscape Company; Woodbine, MD Repeated stepping stones mixed with fresh grass create a checkerboard-effect of tile in this outdoor room, while columns and staked wisteria form the walls and ceiling.
Lawns of Dallas; Dallas, TX Tiers of grass in various types, lengths, and textures make a soft yet striking impact at the front of this home.
St. Louis Cathedral and Old Ursuline Convent; New Orleans, LA The curved-shaped lawn beds surrounding this Louisiana landmark create a distinctive green entrance to the church, and the convent’s lawn and shrubbery have an incredible eye-catching, maze-like effect.
Each of the included professionals is part of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Find more information about creating your own lush, green lawn and finding a landscape professional near you by visiting www.loveyourlandscape.org.