Spring Time 2021 – Tips & Recommendations

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It’s springtime and time to get your lawn looking its best! Here are a few services/resources that we’ve found helpful in the past around Lake Norman. 

Tree Services

What do you need and who can help? Some tree services have arborists on staff to help assess the health of trees, some just cut as directed; some haul away everything so that you never know they were there, some create mulch and firewood for your yard on site. We were looking for someone to assess the health of our trees (a true arborist) and provide advice on how to maintain them to keep them healthy (not just cut them all). We found all of that with Tree Therapy in Huntersville. 

This guy runs an efficient business and we felt like he really knew his stuff. His reputation preceeded him and we had high expectations. Let’s talk efficiencies…called to schedule a consultation to come look at our trees. Luke came out on time and didn’t waste any time. He did a great job in answering our questions and assessing our trees (even our beautiful red oak that is rotting at the base, so sad). He took photos to provide a quote, which we had that evening. Streamlined systems make us very happy! We reviewed the quote and opted to remove a couple of items then accepted the quote to get on his schedule. Once we accepted, we received notification of the scheduled dates for the work. All of this was done through a link he sent via text…from booking the first consultation to the quote and scheduling the work dates. Great work and you’d barely know they were there at all.

Need mulch, rocks, or top soil?

Soil Supply in Huntersville has most of what you might need and great prices for bulk supplies. If you’ve got a truck or trailer, you can pick up what you need and if you don’t they even deliver. We think it’s a great way to get yard supplies. On their website they have a pricing chart and while they can get very busy, especially in the spring time, they run a pretty efficient business as well.

Plants and yard tools

Did you know that Pikes Nurseries in Cornelius provides landscaping design services? They will walk your yard with you and help you lay out the best plants for your space, time, and budget. You can also have them come look at your garden, help identify the plants you have, and provide advice on how to maintain your existing garden. Both of these have a fee associated with them that get credited back if you purchase from them. They also have full installation services if you so desire. If you don’t need any design services then try the local Ace Hardware in Cornelius which has a pretty great selection of plants for your vegetable garden and yard. If they don’t have what you need, you can always ask them about ordering. They also have delivery a service. We’ve found some of the coolest and unusual plants there!