Charlotte Winter Lawn Maintenanc

Winter Landscape Maintenance

Winter is when Arborscapes crews are finishing picking up leaves, putting down mulch (or free wood chips) and helping you get ready for your plants to bloom beautifully in the Spring. Landscape Maintenance Manager Daryck Beetham, who has been working in the green industry since he was 15, walks us through the winter routine to maintain and ultimately enhance our …

Got Mulch?

Free Wood Chips!

Here’s an offer too good to refuse: Arborscapes offers free wood chips all year long. Tree Care Operations Manager John Maurice explains: Wood chips work great as a mulch in gardens and natural areas. It improves soil conditions by adding organic nutrients, maintains soil moisture and also temperature, namely warm in winter. Developers and contractors can use it to minimize …

Charlotte Tree Ordinance UDO

New Tree Ordinance In The Works For Charlotte

Here’s an important FYI for everyone who cares about preserving our community’s tree canopy. As Arborscapes Co-Founder Nathan Morrison says, “Our tree canopy defines Charlotte.” Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which takes effect June 1, 2023, intends to monitor and control our city’s rapid growth in a way that preserves the city’s beauty. That includes maintaining our trees. Charlotte is …

Charlotte Winter Tree Fertilization

Winter Fertilization for Trees

Plant Health Care Manager Paul Crenshaw offers a comforting truism when it comes to fertilizing: There’s never a bad time to feed your trees and shrubs. Just because autumn has passed doesn’t mean you missed your window of opportunity. “If a plant is hungry or stressed,” Paul says, “you want to feed it immediately.” Fertilizing the right way with the …

Tree Banding

The Latest on Tree Banding

We don’t want to let our guard down, but there is good news regarding female cankerworms: Thanks to Mother Nature and the diligence of homeowners, the population has been greatly reduced. That means we can hold off on tree banding, at least for now. You know what we’re referring to, those sticky, dark bands you see wrapped around willow oaks …

Charlotte Japanese Maple Pruning

Japanese Maple Pruning

If we’re considering the importance of properly pruning your Japanese Maple, think of it in these terms: These beautiful trees require a slight and carefully executed trim, NOT A BUZZCUT! And winter is a great time to do it. Plant Health Care Manager Paul Crenshaw says pruning a Japanese Maple is no different than pruning a shade tree. It’s just …

A To-Do List For Fall

Thank goodness most of us (we hope!) take great pride and pleasure tending to the never-ending needs of our lawn, garden and trees. Nobody embraces the work like Carolinians. In that spirit, we offer these random recommendations in our Fall newsletter. As always, when in doubt, consult Arborscapes. In no particular order… Take care of those leaves! Make sure they’re …

Dormant Oil 101

A thin, highly refined petroleum may be just the thing to get a jump on growing season. We’re talking Dormant oil. Plant Health Care Manager Paul Crenshaw gives us the lowdown: Dormant oil is most often applied during winter – he recommends December to February – to help reduce the population of insects and eggs. You want to wait until …

Reducing Your Canopy

The yin and the yang of winter: Here in the Carolinas, we savor those rare snow storms that turn our landscape a glistening white, if only for a day or two. But then we find ourselves trudging outside to tackle the task of picking up all those limbs large and small that fell with the snow. Even worse is having …

Winter’s The Time For Discount Tree Work

Arborscapes is excited to announce a great opportunity, and incentive, for you to take care of your tree work this winter. We are offering a 10-percent discount on all tree pruning and removal performed between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28. The discount is for labor-based services and does not include basic health care services such as fertilizing. Do you have …