We have been using Southwest Lawns for many years to keep our property looking smart. Richard and his crew always go above and beyond when it comes to tending to every last detail and making sure we get the most for our money. We’ve been very pleased with their knowledge and expertise.

Carolyn S. (available for contact by request on individual basis)


I have been a customer of Richard and his crew for several years. I have only great things to say about their work. They come when I call. They show up on time. They pay attention to the details like blowing the driveway and deck areas. The only person that I know that loves Richard and the boys more is my wife!

Doug Havron
Pegram, Tennessee
Owner of Gabby’s Burgers and Fries


Last fall, Richard Furman and Southwest Lawns transformed our overgrown, out of date landscape into an up to date, manicured “house beautiful”.

They took great pains in making sure everything was just the right plant in the right location. Their communication with keeping us informed was much appreciated.

Mr. Furman is a very conscientious, dedicated and talented landscaper, which can be hard to find in today’s marketplace.

Most landscaping companies are in it with a “quick fix” for a “quick buck”, but not Southwest Lawns.

Suzanne Robinson – Franklin, TN


I have been a Southwest Lawns customer since 1993 and have always found Richard to be flexible and easy to work with. His hardworking crew is efficient, considerate, and always responsive to special requests. I have had very few complaints over the years, but all problems have been rectified immediately, making for a very pleasant working relationship.

Susan Lentz – Belle Meade


I have used Southwest Lawns for more than ten years. They are dependable and always do a first rate job.

Ann Wells, Green Hills area


The boys have done a great job all year.  I feel lucky to have their service.

Joyce Bland – Bellevue


NOTE: All of the above customers, plus several others, have given us permission to give out their phone numbers if perspective customers would like to speak to them personally to hear about their experiences of doing business with us. Please call for phone numbers if you like.


Advisory contacts

Randall Lantz – head of landscaping for Metro Nashville

Troy Marden – noted local landscape designer & co-host of Volunteer Gardener on PBS

Beth Flood – lead designer for over 25 years at Bates Nursery, Nashville’s oldest nursery

Mike Holt – previously head of all landscaping at Vanderbilt University for over ten years; winner of college campus of the year award for the United States

Ned Crenshaw – head of landscaping for the state of TN for over ten years; nationally recognized

Niko Young – highly acclaimed local landscape architect; responsible for designing many local commercial properties; taught landscaping classes for many years

Jeff Poppen – otherwise known as the “Barefoot Farmer”; owner of Long Hungry Creek Farm for over 35 years, produces biodynamic fruits & vegetables; known nationally for his knowledge of organic & nature based farming practices

Mandy Maloney – Samara Farms, commercial supplier of unique & hard to find plants