Our Charlottesville Area Micro-Climate


Charlottesville is situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which play a pivotal role in shaping the local climate. The elevation ranges from 300 to over 1,000 feet, creating variations in temperature and precipitation. The mountains act as a barrier, influencing wind patterns and providing shelter from extreme weather conditions. This geographical feature contributes to a generally mild and temperate climate, with four distinct seasons.

Hardiness Zones 


A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic conditions relevant to plant growth and survival.  The original and most widely used system, developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a rough guide for landscaping and gardening, defines 13 zones by annual extreme minimum temperature. Charlottesville, VA resides within zone 7a (though we’re not far from zone 6b – that begins just over “The Mountain”, in the Shenandoah Valley).


The Transition Zone 

Transition zone map

The transition zone is an area that covers the central tier of states from the Atlantic Coast west through Kansas. Different climatic zones —cool, warm, humid and arid — collide in this region. Winters are too cold for warm-season grass survival, and summers are too hot for most cool-season types.  Most horticulturists agree that Turf Type Tall Fescue (TTTF) is best suited for this region.  We use a proprietary TTTF blend that is top-tier NTEP rated and treated with proprietary surfactants – ready to stand up to the rigors of our micro-climate and keep your lawn looking its best. 

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Turf HD has the expertise needed to bring out your lawn’s full potential, and we strive to provide exceptional customer service. If you have any questions about caring for your lawn, we’re here to help. Contact us for answers to your questions – we’re just a phone call or email away.

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