HOMEGROWN: Lakefront Gardens

By Sarah Robinson/NEMS Daily Journal

Whether you are starting from scratch or just in need of some improvements, Mark Summers is ready to offer a consultation on how you can improve your lawn year-round. And if what you really want is someone else to do the work, he has that covered, too.
Summers owns Lakefront Gardens on Veterans Boulevard in east Tupelo.
The business specializes in landscape installation, including irrigation, lighting, small stone work and water features.
“When I get done with an instillation and see what I did, it’s great,” he said.
The Tupelo High School graduate spent years working in the landscaping business before getting his degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University.
In 2005, he began doing landscaping on his own in the area, and in 2007, opened the retail location. Though his business was hit hard when the economy slowed, things are turning around.
“This has been the best year since the recession,” he said.
Summers doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to his work. Whether or not a client is a weekend warrior when it comes to lawncare or is less apt to get their hands in the dirt factors in to what he recommends.
The retail outlet also carries trees, shrubs, ferns, perennials, annuals and lawn accessories.
sarah.robinson@journalinc.com

OWNER: Mark Summers

EST. 2007

EMPLOYEES: 5

PHONE: (662) 231-6638

ADDRESS: 1030 S. Veterans Blvd. Tupelo

HOURS: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday

The Sunday Journal spotlights a locally owned business. To nominate a business, contact Dennis Seid at (662) 678-1578 or dennis.seid@journalinc.com.