Schedule Services Early for the Fall Season

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Fall SeasonIt’s after Labor Day and Vanderbilt and Titan football has started. Do you know what that means? It’s fall! As the leaves fall off the trees and the air gets chilly, it’s important to consider what landscape and tree care services you’ll need. Landscape and tree maintenance doesn’t stop just because you’ve put the swimsuit away! Call one of our arborists and discuss your fall and winter needs for your landscape. Remember, the sooner the better! With your name in the books you’ll receive additional perks such as preferential treatment with scheduling and emergency services!

There are all kinds of services available to you during the fall that benefit your trees and the landscape around them. Everything from mulching and cleaning to continued irrigation care. Not sure what services are available or what you might need? Consider these:

Leaf pick-up
Leaf pick-up might be a fun chore, but with school, football and holidays gearing up, who has the time? Leave it up to us! (No pun intended.) We can take care of the leaves as they fall so you don’t have to. The best part? We can get rid of the gathered leaves.  We could even use them for compost or mulch. It’s a great way to recycle, and it ensures your lawn looks pristine all season long.  

It’s almost holiday season! Now that Labor Day is over, we’ve got Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas right around the corner. Did you know our landscape team offers decorating services for your landscape and mailboxes? It’s a fun and creative way to brighten up the outside of your home and get your family and friends in the holiday spirit.

Tree transplanting
Did you know the best time to transplant a tree is in the fall? Transplanting a tree is recommended when it’s not very hot and before the ground freezes. If you have trees that you want to move, call an arborist to discuss your options. The same goes for planting new trees! It is not too late in the season to spruce up your landscape with a new oak tree. And hey, you can even buy it online! We can’t make it much more easier than that, can we?

Planting flower bulbs
Love daffodils? Fall is a great time to plant bulbs for next spring! Planting them now ensures they bloom with the first signs of spring next year: a welcomed sight after months of snow. In addition, have our landscape team take a look at your flower beds, and clean up any dead flowers or plants from earlier in the summer. And we won’t forget to weed in the fall. If you have a rain garden, our crew can spruce it up and get it fall-ready too!

It might be hot outside still, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for the colder months. Our services include tree care, landscape, irrigation and so much more. Our team of experts will work to make sure your landscape and trees always look beautiful. Give us a call today so you’re ready for the fall.

Buy Plants Online with Our New Site

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Guy working on laptopThe Parke Company’s website got a facelift! If you’re reading this then you’ve probably already noticed. But our website has a newly designed look with extra functionalities, and we’re really digging it.

This site has brand new features that take your landscape skills to the next level. Want a new tree or some perennials to add to your garden? With just a couple of clicks, an arborist or landscape worker will be at your door in Nashville ready to plant your desired tree or plant. That’s right! Just pick out what plants you want (such as the black-eyed susan, dianthus or swamp white oak), add them to your cart and an arborist will contact you to schedule the installation service.

Using our online store is a great way to purchase these plants for a variety of reasons. After all, why should Amazon have all the fun with online shopping? If you’re unsure about using the store, consider the few reasons below.

Choose the plants on your schedule
This is easily the best reason to utilize our online store. It’s an efficient and easy way to spruce up your landscape, and it’s done strictly on your schedule. We don’t have to be open for you to pick out the trees and flowers you want to add to your landscape. As long as you have access to a computer, you can order installs quickly and easily.

Parke calls you to schedule
Once the plants have been ordered through our online store, the order will come through to our office and we will begin processing it. We will reach out to you directly to set up a time for delivery and installation. At that time, we will also be able to answer any questions you might have before we arrive at your doorstep. Having an arborist call you is another great reason to take advantage of our store. Finding the time to give us a call can be stressful, so letting us call you is one less thing you have to worry about.

It’s a simple and efficient way to spruce up your landscape
It’s the start of a new school year, summer is winding down and things are busy at your house. We totally understand. Using our online store is a simple way to spruce up your landscape with little effort. And don’t worry, just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean it’s too late to utilize the online store. When an arborist calls, they can recommend the best time to plant your desired trees or plants. Want to order some plants that prosper only in the spring? Order now and get your name in the books. It’s never too early to start planning ahead!

Our online store is just one great feature of the new website. Not only can you buy the plants online, but you can pay for your existing services too! How much easier can it get? Be sure to take a look around at all the great services we offer, the blog and our credentials. We’ve got a variety of services available including tree care, landscape, irrigation and even municipal services. Want to learn more? Use our contact form or give us a call today!

How the Parke Company Can Help After a Storm with Tree Services


Tree Services after StormIt’s only the first week of official summer, but Nashville has been experiencing extreme summer heat and severe weather for many weeks already. Music City has already had its fair share of hail, wind, rain and the damaging aftermath. Summer storms are a normal weather pattern in the Middle Tennessee area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is prepared.

Fortunately, our team of arborists and our landscape crew can help make sure your property is prepared and clean up the mess any storm might leave behind. We work hard to ensure our clients have the best preventative care taken for their trees and other areas of their landscape. And though we do our best to avoid dangerous, urgent situations like a fallen branch or entire tree, sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t care.

If you need assistance after a storm for your trees or landscape, here are some landscape and tree services that might help take care of the problem.

Landscape Damage and Clean-up
Landscape clean-up can be an overwhelming project, especially if the damage is exponential and the landscape is vast. Our team of landscape experts can help clear the damage including fallen branches, leaves and other clean-up measures. Don’t forget that our landscape team can also help you with that summer landscape and/or irrigation system you still haven’t gotten to yet. It might be June, but it’s not too late to get started!

Tree Obstruction Removal
This is where our emergency tree crew comes in. Our certified and professionally trained arborists can efficiently and safely remove trees from roadways, driveways and structures such as your house or car. It could be something as simple as a large branch from a tree that broke off in the middle of the severe storm and now is blocking your driveway, or perhaps an entire tree fell in the roadway. Whatever the case, our arborist team is here to help.

Tree Check-ups
This is a service our arborists highly recommend before and after a storm. Get regular check-ups for your trees to ensure they are sound and steady. If the tree is damaged, diseased or simply needs a few branches trimmed for crown thinning, our team will be able to assist you. If your tree was damaged during a recent storm, having an arborist come out to assess the damage and see if any of your other trees are susceptible to damage during any future storms.

Lightning Damage and Preventative Measures
Did you know that your trees can be struck by lightning and you might not even know it? The signs and symptoms of lightning damage can take days or weeks to appear. Either way, if you notice that your trees have been struck by lightning or they are suddenly losing their leaves and it appears they might be dying, call Parke. Our team can analyze the problem and give you a treatment plan. Our crew can also install lightning protective devices. These devices are great for older and historic trees that are considered some of Tennessee’s landmarks.

Summer storms are unpredictable and erratic. It’s important to stay prepared and have our emergency service phone number handy when damage crops up. Don’t let the damage from a quick summer storm stress you out more than it needs to. Our landscape and tree service team has you covered. Contact our emergency tree or landscape team for more information or to discuss your needs for landscape and tree services.