NEWS

It’s About Time To Fertilize

Before we talk about fertilizing, a word about fescue. That’s the type of grass that grows in 95 percent of the homes in and around Charlotte. Landscape Maintenance Manager Daryck Beetham – whose 30-year passion for this began when he was 15 – says fescue does best in shade. It can tolerate heat, cold and drought, which we get in …

Fighting The Fall Armyworm

Google “Fall Armyworm” and you will come across a video that captures the essence of the problem concisely (and ominously): “It invades. It infests. It consumes.” This pest can do widespread damage to small grain plantings in farm-focused places like Texas and Oklahoma. In and around Charlotte, it’s our lawns that are mostly at risk. Plant Health Care Manager Paul …

Warning: The Spotted Lanternfly

It hasn’t been spotted yet in the Charlotte area, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t coming. We’re talking about the dreaded Spotted Lanternfly. The invasive insect native to Asia was first detected in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania and has since spread to nine other states. In late June, it was spotted in the Winston-Salem area, specifically Kernersville. …

Preventing Construction Damage

There’s a wise old English proverb, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” That applies to protecting your trees against damage from construction. A quick drive around town will tell you that many of us are renovating, remodeling and expanding our homes, and place of business in some cases. To safeguard the trees that might be in the …

Emerald Ash Borer – Deadly Charlotte Pest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ARBORIST WARNS OF POTENTIALLY DEADLY BEETLE PINEVILLE, N.C. – A leading tree care company is warning residents in our City of Trees: Watch out for emerald ash borer. “It’s a bad insect that we don’t want in the Charlotte area but it’s here,” says Nathan Morrison, a certified arborist and co-owner of Arborscapes in Pineville. The …

5 Mistakes Homeowners Make With New Landscaping

Congratulations! You’ve just installed new landscaping and your property couldn’t look better. But trouble looms in the form of five main mistakes that homeowners sometimes make after they think the project is finished. Landscape Accounts Manager Brandon Sleigh, a horticulturist, landscape designer-installer and lifelong gardener, explains those potential mistakes one at a time. Water mismanagement In other words, using too …

Cedar Grove Cemetery Revitalization

Here at Arborscapes, we are proud to have joined an effort to right a wrong, may all who are buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery rest in peace. The cemetery on Hildebrand Street in west Charlotte is the final resting place for an untold number of African Americans. The last burial was in the 1990s. Privately owned, with the last known …

Arborscapes Plant Resolutions

10 Resolutions For Your Yard

John Maurice, our Tree Care Operations Manager, offers some practical new year’s advice for your trees. Have a question or concern? Reach us at (704) 525-7148 or office@arborscapes.com. We are eager to help. You can visit us 24/7 at Arborscapes.net. Exercising more isn’t the only resolution you should make early in 2022. Here are 10 things to resolve to do …

Tree Banding

Time to join the band!

They are as visible a part of the Charlotte landscape as skyscrapers, cranes and breweries: Those dark, gooey bands that protect our magnificent trees from dreaded cankerworms. December is the time to schedule an appointment for Arborscapes to take care of cankerworm business on your property. Cankerworms, as we know only too well, are caterpillars that emerge as adult moths …

Sooty Mold

What is Sooty Mold?

Sooty mold is a type of plant mold that results in an unsightly black discoloration on trees. Without proper control, it can make the host plant turn entirely black. This tree mold grows on the honeydew residue left by sucking insects, such as aphids and soft scales, that infest the plant. These pests can cause the host plant to lose …