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Falling for Fall: Leaf Cleanup and Other To-Dos

fall-maple-tree-parke-services-nashville-leaf-removalOne of the best parts about fall (except for the Vanderbilt and Titan football games) is the changing colors of leaves all around Nashville. The foliage is everywhere — from backyards to Sylvan Park. And it’s one of the true signifiers that we’re delving right into fall. However, those beautiful, orange trees are short lived. Before you know it, the leaves begin to fall and we are all left with a big mess to clean up. That’s where the Parke Company comes in. Unless you’re a 10 year-old jumping in the gathered pile of leaves, it’s safe to say this is a chore best left to the professionals. The Parke Company can not only take care of your trees during the spring and summer, but make sure they’re ready for dormancy during the fall and winter.

Here are a few other things that need to get done before winter sets in as well as leaf cleanup:

Mulching — Mulching is an important part of any landscape, and it’s a smart idea to use your fallen leaves as the mulching material. Not only is this a great method for recycling, it can be a huge cost-saver.

Firewood — With cold months come cold nights. What better way to warm up than with a nice fire? The Parke Company offers firewood of several varieties for customers interested. While the Parke Company is over raking leaves, stock up on your firewood and you’ll be set through the winter.

Final tree check-ups — Though check-ups need to be done while the leaves are still on the trees, it might not be too late to get an assessment. Call the Parke Company if you have an ill tree to see what’s going on before dormancy takes effect.

Debris Removal — Just like fallen leaves, your property might be littered with debris from old trees or late summer storms. The Parke Company can take care of that, just like they can take care of the leaves.

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, there is always something that needs to get done. If we want to keep Nashville beautiful, it’s important to clean up and take care of any odds and ends that might need to be completed. Even if you just need some firewood, the Parke Company is always making sure your experience is easy and efficient. For more information or to contact the Parke Company about any of the above services in the Middle Tennessee area, contact them today!

Preparing Trees for the Colder Months

cabling-trees-parke-company-nashvilleSummer is almost over! (We know, we can hardly believe it either.) But before the nights begin to cool down and leaves start to fall, it’s important to assess your trees and have any trees transplanted or treated before it gets too cold. This will not only prevent any unforeseen damage to your trees,  but it will also keep them safe as temperatures start to drop. This time of year is key in making sure your tree care is set and ready to go for the winter. Here are a few things to consider:

Planting/Transplanting – The fall is a great time for planting and transplanting any trees. If you have a tree that needs to be moved from one Nashville location to another, the Parke Company can accomplish this tree service for you. Just make sure to call them soon to schedule an appointment.

Spraying and Brush Removal – This tree service is important to complete before the tree goes dormant. Most chemical treatments require the tree to be in growing season, not asleep for the winter. Spraying your trees not only wards off any unwanted species during the year but also keeps the tree healthy during the winter. If you have a lot of brush to remove, this would be a good opportunity to bundle the services and get your property clean and ready for the cold months.

Health care checkups – Just like chemical treatments, completing health care assessments are necessary while the leaves are still on the trees. Not only can the Parke Company tell visually what is going on, but it allows the Parke Company to evaluate the tree during its peak months.

Prepping your trees for the colder months can be as simple as calling Parke to schedule a consultation. Your trees are an important part of your landscape, so it’s important to take care of them. Whether you need a tree transplanted or a simple health care checkup, the team at Parke can assist you. For more information about their services in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area, call them today.

Three Ways to Beat the Heat with the Parke Company

trees-summer-heat-nashvilleIf you haven’t been outside lately, it’s hot in Nashville. The heat and humidity are taking over in Middle Tennessee and it’s taking a toll on the trees all around Music City. Yes, trees are resilient beauties that can adapt to the weather, but it’s important to know what you can do to keep your trees as happy and healthy as possible. The Parke Company has a wide variety of services available for tree care to make sure your trees (or landscape) never have to suffer during these dog days of summer.

Three Ways To Your Trees Can Beat the Heat:

  1. Tree Care Check-ups — Otherwise known as Plant Health Care (PHC), tree care is an important part of Parke’s services because it’s a preventative method of any foreseen problems your trees might come across. This includes the heat and humidity. If your trees are showing signs of dehydration or distress, call the Parke Company to schedule a check-up to make sure everything is good to go.

  2. Irrigation — Irrigation is an important part of all lawn care needs. It keeps your landscape healthy, beautiful and well-hydrated. However irrigation doesn’t always mean “adding water.” Each species needs a specific amount and drainage. Not only does the Parke Company assist in tree care, but they also take care of your landscape and irrigation needs. Is your lawn looking a bit brown? Call them today to get your lawn care started.

  3. Crown Thinning — Crown thinning is a tree care service in which removal of certain branches promote air flow and sunlight penetration. If your trees are not receiving enough airflow during these summer days, the Parke Company might suggest crown thinning as the way to go.

Your trees are not the only ones suffering from the blazing heat this summer, your landscape can also become dehydrated. Thankfully, the Parke Company also offers lawn care for any additional services you might need. Whether you live in Belle Meade or Franklin, the Parke Company can come out and make sure your trees and landscape are in tip-top shape to handle the rest of the hot days of summer. For more information about their service, call them today.

How to Save Time and Money with the Parke Company

nashville-tree-trimmingA lot of customers ask the Parke Company how they can save time and money when it comes to their tree service in Nashville. Well, this tends to be a loaded question. While we understand the importance of a tight budget and minimizing the initial cost of tree care, sometimes that’s not always the answer. Savings can be made by completing a full, comprehensive service at once, instead of a little at a time. This will not only save you money in the long run, but it will also save the time and hassle of having to deal with fallen trees or other tree service mishaps.

Reduces the need for multiple visits- It’s easy to understand why breaking up tree service visits into multiple ones might seem friendlier to the budget, however, it’s more expensive in the long run. Bundling your tree care creates a great price break for your wallet. Not only that, but it also cuts down on how many times the Parke Company arborist comes knocking on your door. Less hassle and more money. What more could you ask for?

Cuts down on fuel cost– Just like cutting down on multiple visits, taking advantage of a comprehensive tree service visit will also reduce fuel costs (which contributes to the overall cost). If you live in the Middle Tennessee or Nashville area, you know that gas prices are constantly fluctuating. If you decide to break your visits down into multiple tree services, this would end up costing you more fuel money in the long run.

Increases preventative measures for future issues — Tending to all of your trees at once, you are less likely to come across any issues or emergencies in between tree services. With a complete approach, the Parke Company’s arborist is checking all of the trees to make sure they are in tip-top shape for months to come.

While completing comprehensive tree care service might seem like more money on the front end, you are actually saving money, both in visits and in emergency services. Keeping cost down not only minimizes stress for you, the customer, but it also prevents future issues that come along. Want more information on tree care in the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area? Call them today for a consultation!

Emergency Services — When and Why to Call Parke

FallenTree_emergency_NashvilleIt’s no surprise to Nashville citizens that severe weather is a common problem in Middle Tennessee. Severe flooding, lightning, tornadoes and major storms can march through our area in a matter of minutes, causing a lot of destruction.  So how do you know when you can take care of the clean-up yourself, or when you need to call a professional? Cleaning up sticks and limbs is one thing, but damaged trees and power lines are another. Here are a few things to consider before doing the emergency repair yourself:

Is it dangerous? The Parke Company has years of experience dealing with dangerous situations. With certified arborists and trained tree care experts on staff, they know how to safely handle any emergency situation. Not sure if it is dangerous? Don’t take the risk! Call the Parke Company to complete the tree service just in case.

Is the repair out of your expertise? Though a lot of people enjoy “DIY” projects, tree care can oftentimes be out of people’s realm of expertise. If you are not an arborist and you’re unsure of what you’re doing, it could cause further damage to your property and even be dangerous to yourself. Play it safe and call the Parke Company to take care of the emergency situation.

Does it take more than one person to complete? If the job calls for more than one person, it is a complicated job and should be left for a professional. Even if you have a few extra hands on site, it’s not guaranteed that the job can be completed without strain. Leave the fallen or damaged trees to the professional arborist or tree care specialist who can complete it quickly and efficiently.

The Parke Company is always urging its customers to call in the event of an emergency. Trees fall on power lines, across roads and even buildings all the time when severe weather strikes. That’s why it is important to have a reliable and experienced team on call that won’t cause further damage to you or your property. If you have an emergency tree care situation in the Nashville area, page the emergency tree service department at (615) 201-9999 or email the department here. 
Be safe, Nashvillians!