NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Normally one of the busiest times of the year for lawn care services the past few weeks of high temperatures and dry weather is killing grass and lawn companies' business.
If it wasn't for being so hot, in many areas the city looks more like Fall than Summer. Very few lawns are green and that simple fact is killing business for smaller lawn care companies.
"The trees are dropping leaving like its fall and we're barely out of June," said Jeff Hardaway, who owns his own lawn care business.
The hot weather is also drying up business for people like Jeff Hardaway.
"I haven't started any of these machines in three weeks. There been no need to leave the house with them. It's awful," explained Hardaway.
His main source of income is dead along with most resident's yards. Daily record breaking temperatures and no rain has hit many lawn care companies hard, especially those that are smaller and locally owned.
"We're mowing primarily residential. If they don't need us, we don't get paid," said Hardaway.
Aubin Ezuriah is trying to save what is left of his families flower bed.
"I'm just trying to keep the plants alive as much as possible," he said.
He said it's been about three weeks that he's taken lawn mower to his grass as well.
"It almost hurts to walk barefoot sometimes because everything is so sharp. You can feel how dead everything is by stepping on it," said Ezuriah.
Bigger lawn care companies said they have also been hit hard by the dry weather.
Lawn care companies said the best thing for dry grass is water, and they recommend that residents who are not under a water restriction that water your grass daily before sunrise or before sunset.