Landscaping with Isaac

For over 25 years my brother Seth and I have found immense joy in landscaping.  Working with the earth for so many years not only provided us with a hands-on knowledge of how it grows, but also created a passion for learning all we can about beautifying the pieces of earth we call our own.  I hope these articles on landscaping in Charlotte are valuable in helping you make your piece of earth beautiful!

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Aeration, Overseeding & Fertilization

September 15, 2019
Charlotte Lawn Aeration

The days of summer are about to set, and cooler days are ahead. While many of us welcome the transition into another delightful season, your tall fescue lawn definitely does. For turf type tall fescue, Charlotte is in what is called the Transition Zone. It’s the climate zone that does not predominantly favor cool season…

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Trimming Shrubs: When is the right time?

June 24, 2019
When is the right time to trim shrubs

“I want to trim the scrubbery.” A customer requested. We looked at the foundation plants along the front of their building and “scrubbery” was a good description. Small wiry bushes that were out of control. Whether you have “scrubbery” or shrubbery, today we are going to talk about what time of year is the best…

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Mowing Tips for Tall Fescue

May 19, 2019
Mowing Tall Fescue

Among the many facets of managing Tall Fescue in our climate, mowing practices play a role in Tall Fescue success. Below are some simple mowing tips to help Charlotte’s most popular turf grass, Tall Fescue, do it’s best here in the Charlotte area. Mowing Height Generally speaking, set your mower blade height as high as…

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Weed Barriers in Landscape Beds

April 14, 2019
Charlotte Weed Barriers

Weed Barriers in Landscape Beds To barrier, or not to barrier, that is the question! Weeds can be the most annoying problem when it comes to maintaining landscape beds! One of the biggest questions in regards to controlling weeds in mulched landscape beds is “Should I put down a weed barrier fabric?”. It’s not a…

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Mulch Ado About Nothing

March 9, 2019
Charlotte Mulch Company

When it comes to maintaining healthy landscape beds, mulch can be your number one friend! As in most landscape practices, mulching serves both an aesthetic purpose and horticultural purpose. While the aesthetic aspect is pretty straight forward (nice, neat, clean looking landscape beds), the horticultural reasons may not be as well understood. And when it…

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Going Bananas over Monkey Grass – Liriope

January 18, 2019

“Lih-rye-oh-pee”, “Lih-ree-ope”, or just plain old “Monkey Grass”. Whatever you call it, many of us have, and appreciate, this ornamental plant in our landscape. A hardy plant that is more closely related to asparagus than grass, it tolerates sun or shade, and a variety of soil conditions. In the Charlotte Metro Area, this ornamental plant…

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Testimonials

“I have been using Barker Brothers services for my lawn mowing for many years now. The service they bring is attentive and thorough, and leaves nothing left for me to do afterwards but water. I don’t know what I would do without them and their crews.” - Gabriel S.

“Every fall I call in Barker Brothers to handle lead removal services. Getting up there in age, and having many trees on my property make for a difficult time of things. They are through in their work, and bag and dispose of all leaves in the process, which is a great addition.” – Kirk C.

“Since the first time I used Barker Brothers to aerate my lawn in the spring, I have been noticing better growth on my lawn. Now I make sure that once the snows start to melt, that I call and make an appointment for my next service.” – Betty N.

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