Custom Landscaping in Charlotte, NC
When you’re at home, you want the landscaping to reflect both your style and your personality. Our residential landscaping in Charlotte, NC makes that possible with expert services and a custom designs.
To help make your ideal landscape a reality, MetroGreenscape offers a thorough consultation that includes a site inspection. Whether you’re looking for our custom design work or leaning toward our higher end luxury projects, this inspection gives us insight into the most important aspects of your property and the prospective building site in order to determine the best options and solutions for your dream landscape or outdoor living space in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area.
We are your home for comprehensive, custom landscaping services. Whether that means choosing the correct grass and trees or making sure you’ve got plants that can thrive in our climate, we’ve got experts that know just what will and will not work for your situation. Please take a moment to view our gallery with the link below or find more information about all the landscaping services we offer below.
Our initial consultation is $99.
Health of Existing Plant Life
We check for disease, that existing plants are pruned correctly and not competing with the same sunlight and water source as nearby plants.
We can discuss any ideas for potential water features including fountains or ponds.
We check your lawn for dead patches, poor soil conditions, thatch build-up, and proper mowing height.
We will provide ideas with our initial thoughts on-site with the homeowner to discuss and answer questions prior to moving into a formal design phase.
We check existing irrigation and water system for lawn and landscaping needs, possible over watering situations, leaks, and then suggest ideas for water conservation if necessary.
We check your property and potential building site for erosion and proper drainage away from home and patio foundations.
We identify trees that may be at risk or have disease and fungus. We will then propose an action plan to save the tree or consult with our certified arborist if necessary.
We identify areas for seasonal color accents.
Irrigation Repairs / Installation / Turn On and Shut Offs
Our team designs and installs many types of irrigation systems in the greater Charlotte area.
We understand that water is the most important resource your plants need. It is paramount to have a properly designed irrigation system that will keep your plants healthy and vibrant. This also means your system should reduce risk of pest and disease damage and even protect the quality of your soil, all while reducing workload.
Poorly designed systems are failure-prone, can over- or under-water, and can even flood or erode landscaped areas. In most cases, low water pressure is the main reason for irrigation problems.
Before you plant, your soil should be tested for drainage and absorbance, and this will also help identify optimal ways to provide irrigation to the area. Our landscape designers can create and install a system that is designed for your home and your unique situation. This will help guarantee that all of your lawn and plants are getting the correct amount of water without the worry of not enough or too much water getting there.
In addition to installation of a system, our team can offer maintenance plans for irrigation systems in Charlotte, and the greater metro area. This helps keep your system running correctly for more years by catching any issue early and getting them repaired.
Drainage and Grading
Drainage is one of the most overlooked landscape concerns and is one of the most important things to consider. It is the most likely contributor to persistent puddles and declining plants. Too many people, including professionals, ignore the need for good drainage. At MetroGreenscape, assessing any possible drainage issues or challenges is a natural part of our process. We provide installation of specifically designed drainage systems as well as replacement of older systems, including gutters and downspouts, to homeowners in Charlotte, and the greater metro area.
If you know you have drainage problems or suspect it may be causing other landscaping issues, give us a call. IF WATER SITS FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES OR IS MOIST AN HOUR LATER, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. Let us be your drainage solution!
In addition to designing and installing drainage systems, we provide expert landscape grading services. If we determine grading is needed to combat a drainage issue, we will perform grading services as part of our landscaping plans as we typically do not do stand alone grading work. Landscape grading is a very important issue to discuss and include with your professional landscaping plan.
Not only should the existing drainage patterns of the proposed site be recognized, but also drainage problems that may exist or result from ground plane alterations during proposed development and construction should be solved. The design of landscape grading should be conscious to existing landscape while providing appropriate transition of architectural elements to grade. It also must provide for and guide the flow of surface runoff to retention basins that are designed creatively to blend with the surrounding landscape.
Sod Installation and Maintenance
Our team installs and maintains sod for homeowners in Charlotte, and the greater metro area. A beautiful sod lawn provides instant satisfaction and beauty to your property. We can properly determine what type of sod can be used in your area. It is important to note that not all sod can be installed in all areas. If you are installing sod in the southern part of the city, we need to order sod south of Rock Hill. If you are installing in Lake Norman, we will order your sod from the mountains.
When installing sod, you will need to know that it must be watered more frequently during the first few weeks, at least once a day, and more often in dry climates.
Rolling the sod is necessary during the first few days to remove any gaps between the sod and the soil underneath. Avoid foot traffic until the sod is well established. Mowing should be avoided for the first week or so.
Until the sod is well established, plan to mow to a height at least 50 percent taller than you will later want. If you want three-inch grass, you will want to initially mow it to 4.5 inches.
Make sure to add some commercial nitrogen soil amendment one month after planting, and again in the fall. While it depends on the grass variety you choose, remember that taller grass is usually hardier and more drought tolerant than shorter-cropped lawns.
While we encourage homeowners to maintain their own sod, we can implement our lawn maintenance services to ensure your sod will take root and go on to be a healthy lawn for many years to come.
Our Charlotte landscaping services include custom planning for your home. Below is an example of one of our landscaping plans that we will provide you. This helps you visualize the work being completed. The landscaping plans are rather simple with just the landscape changes to your yard. Landscaping plans can be up to three pages long.
Landscape Plans starting at $1000.00
What does a landscaper do?
Landscapers develop design plans for a variety of outdoor areas, including homes, parks, businesses and public areas. They evaluate the size, layout and placement of permanent geographical components and then consult with the owner about what they want regarding landscaping. Residential landscapers (which are who we are) typically create custom landscape blueprints for front and back yards that include trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, ponds, fountains, walkways, benches and even retaining walls to create a beautiful, enjoyable outdoor space.
Charlotte landscapers such as MetroGreenscape may also provide additional services such as lawn and landscape maintenance. We also help people in creating an environment that puts them at peace. If done well you will have butterflies, hummingbirds, color and all sorts of different textures. Our goal is to make things beautiful where you struggle staying inside.
Are landscapers licensed?
In most states, landscapers must have a license. All landscapers working in North Carolina must have a license and state contract to plant and maintain lawns, gardens, trees and decorative landscape flora. Landscapers working in NC must pass an examination and possess a surety bond. Additionally, landscaping services that use pesticides for insect control must have a commercial pesticide license provided by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Licenses are not required for mowing lawns, maintaining lawns, sod installation and turf management.
At MetroGreenscape, we are licensed to provide landscaping services and we have a commercial pesticide license. We even take it one step further by having our general contractor license to ensure that no project is to big for us to help you with!
What types of landscaping services are there?
There are a variety of landscaping services. The most common is landscape design and implementation, which creates a plan for the best way to use your space, including what plants and features to place where. Other landscaping services including planting bed maintenance, hedging, plant care, irrigation, and seasonal displays.
Bed detailing and maintenance includes trimming, debris removal, weeding, removal of dead blooms/browning leaves, mulch raking. Hedging and pruning promotes plant growth and plant health and maintains the desired shapes and sizes of decorative plant. Plant health care includes fertilizing landscape plants, testing soil, checking for signs of diseases or pest damage. Monitoring irrigation systems includes blowing water out of lines to prevent freezing during cold weather and ensuring plants are receiving appropriate amounts of water throughout the year as well as checking water efficiency and usage. Landscape seasonal displays include planting fall, summer or spring flowers at the start of each season, and adding holiday plants to the landscape design.
How much does it cost to have a landscape design?
Landscape design costs between $500 and $5,000. The cost of your landscape design package depends on the size of the area being landscaped, geographical barriers to implementing your design and how many items (plants, trees, structures, etc.) you want to complete the landscape. Before an exact cost can be provided, a landscaper will analyze the overall area of a proposed landscape plan and consult with you about possible advantages and disadvantages of your space.
How much does landscaping cost?
Landscaping can cost as little as $3,000 and as much as several hundred thousand dollars. Our typical landscaping costs at MetroGreenscape average around $15,000 and we allow people to do things in bite size chunks if they want to phase the work. Let us help you beautify your yard and be the envy of your neighborhood!