In the spring of 1983 Terry Flatt, founder and president of Southern Nurseries, started in the "Green Industry" with a lawn service company known as Southern Lawn. Over the next 12 years, as the business flourished, Southern Lawn evolved into Southern Lawn & Landscape with a garden center at 3738 Dickerson Pike in Nashville. From that location Terry and company were able to continue their landscape and maintenance as well as develop a budding landscape supply business.
The landscape supply side of the business quickly became more prominent with the development of engineered soil mixes and a bulk materials operation. It soon became evident to all involved that this should be the companies primary focus.
Therefore, in 1995 the company became Southern Nurseries Inc., discontinuing the installation and maintenance business in order to devote their full attention to providing homeowners and contractors with quality landscape materials.
Over the following years the company continued to grow and build strong relationships with a loyal customer base. Then, in 2009, "The Bulkyard" was opened at 136 Centerpoint Rd. South in Hendersonville, just eight miles north of the Dickerson Pike location.
The Bulkyard is a convenient retail location with industrial zoning which allows the company to process and bag trademark soil mixes such as Nutrisoil, Holy Cow Garden Mix, and Survive and Thrive Planting Mix. The Bulkyard also carries an extensive selection of premium mulches, gravels, natural stone, pavers, retainer wall systems, outdoor grills, and fireplaces.
Today we are recalibrating the company to prepare for new products and services. Our primary focus will be on expanding the bulk materials operation which includes a variety of products and solutions to meet the landscaping, green building, storm water management, and erosion control needs.