Charlotte Landscapers Expert Yard Work and Maintenance

Call  704 – 201-7563

If you are a homeowner wanting to improve the look of your yard, we’ve got an exciting new solution.

Gary Looby and the crew offer three different packages for your convenience. Gary has experience in all levels of landscaping and yard service and has rolled out various packages to accommodate your specific needs.

One– Full  consultation and development. The Looby team will talk with you about shrubbery, trees,  grass, layout and the ongoing upkeep of your plan.

Two– Gary will talk with you about general maintenance of your existing  yard setup. Replace diseased or misplaced shrubbery and trees, and maintain the yard.

Three– Looby will mow the grass, trim the shrubbery and keep the edging defined.

All of these services are priced affordably for today’s homeowner.

According to Gary, his maintenance plans are proven to be a good fit depending on greater or lesser goals of each client. Some satisfied customers change plans to go with the season or needs at the time.

Looby has been helping homeowners keep up the look of their yards for years and offers expert advise on thinks like mulch, local plants and grasses, irrigation, drainage, and replacement plants.

Do any of these apply to your yard?

  • Grass thinning
  • Shrubbery disease
  • Trees too large or needing disease control
  • Flowering plants irrigation challenges
  • Grass growing out of control

If any of the these things are a concern you are not alone.

“We have the experience and tools to do the job, large or small.”

Quick Facts

Consumers in the US spend an estimated 40 billion dollars a year to maintain and improve their lawns. 80% of private homes also have a private lawn.

A healthy and vigorous landscape traps pollution, prevents runoff, improves the air we breathe and can significantly increase property values.

For a private consultation about your landscaping and monthly lawn care needs, call today. GW Looby Landscaping, Inc. 704-201-7563.

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Charlotte Landscaping Interesting Facts

GW Looby Landscaping, Inc. offers expert yard work including a schedule of maintenance to suit your needs.

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Statistics and Facts Concerning Lawn Care and Landscaping

A surprisingly high (80%) of U.S. households have a private lawn. The potential collective effect on our daily lives is significant. Consumers annually spend around $40 billion per year to maintain and improve their yards, and the growth is accelerating as the U.S. population matures. Lawns, flower gardening, shrub care and general landscaping are important components of local economies. The personal and public benefits are well-documented.

A healthy and vigorous landscape traps pollution, prevents runoff, improves the air we breathe and can significantly increase property values. Gardening is a healthful activity both physically and emotionally. Contact with nature for the typical urban dweller is often limited to the patch of green that surrounds their home. An estimated 63 million U.S. adults watch wildlife around their home.

Improper design, plant selection and maintenance of our lawns and gardens can negatively affect our environment and waste precious water resources.
Improperly applied pesticides and fertilizers that end up on impervious surfaces can be washed into a nearby stream with the next rain.
Urban areas generate nine times more runoff than a woodland area of the same size.
Selecting appropriate plant varieties and proper maintenance of turf areas can greatly reduce water use and off-target movement.

This fact sheet was developed as a resource for responsible Lawn Care and Landscaping and to provide background information. The referenced list contains statistics and facts concerning the size, expenditures, social benefits and costs of residential lawn care and landscaping.

Total lawn acreage and average size

  • 27.6 million acres of turf grass in U.S.; 21 million acres in home lawns.
  • 80% of all U.S. households have private lawns.
  • Average American lawn is 1/3 acre.
  • Close to 80% of homes have a lawn and account for 18 million acres.
  • 50 million homeowners maintain residential lawns.

In the U.S, alone, it is estimated that there are more than 31 million acres of grass…, an area equal to the New England states. Over 80% of this grass is found in residential lawns.

A comprehensive 1995 study estimates that the total amount of residential lawns in the United States ranges from 14 to 26 million acres, with 17.7 million acres as a conservative estimate. The national average lawn size is about 1/5 of an acre for the 85 million households with a private lawn. Estimated average lawn size varies from state to state, ranging from 0.06 acre in Washington, DC to 0.51 acre in Georgia.

Residential lawns comprise the largest component of turfgrass in many states for which data are available, and this component is increasing. In North Carolina, residential lawns account for 69% of total turfgrass acreage in the state and have increased in acreage 29.8% between 1994 and 1999.  In Virginia, 52% of turfgrass acreage is in home lawns, and this component has increased 43% between 1982 and 1998.

information from project evergreeen


Charlotte Landscaping Quick Tips

Dandelions are truly one of the lions of nature. They like to be king of the yard jungle. They have survived and are the fittest. Other names for the dandelion – swine’s snout, yellow gowan, peasants cloak, and Irish daisy. The juice of the root is used by herbalists for the treatment of diabetes, a mild laxative, and to build blood.

Snack treat

What’s more nutritious than spinach? You guessed it, dandelion greens. High in vitamin C and A, with good amounts of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and copper.  Gardeners use dandelion compost to return super nutrients to the soil and recycle the weed.

Dandelions, a hardy perennial, are fairly easy to get rid of, if you’ve got the time to spend.

Stopping Dandelions without chemicals.

Destroy the seeds before they spread. Once the yellow flower is out, too late, so mow often for prevention.

By the Roots


These hardy plants must be pulled from the roots, not by snatching the tops off. Dig them out with a dandelion digger, a weeding tool that handles a variety of pesky plants by the roots. This digger could fool you in a lineup of large screwdrivers. It goes into the soil and grabs the roots, lifting the entire plant.

Since dandelions are so full of nutrients they are a favorite of farm fowl, rabbits and other field creatures.

Pour them out

Boiling water will kill them. Pour , wait a day or two, gone.

Light deprivation works.

Put down black plastic or cardboard and dandelions will not survive the lack of photosynthesis. You can cover the cardboard or plastic temporarily with mulch for a better appearance.


Vinegar will kill most weeds. Regular household vinegar at about 5% will do the job. Spray it on the plants leaves. One or two applications should do the job. To add momentum, use it very hot.

Secret Weapon

Corn Gluten Meal , developed at Iowa State is a by product of milling corn. You can buy it at a garden center. This advanced, yet simple method works by stopping roots from even forming in the first place. No roots, no dandelion. Best to use a month before growing season.

Burn them out

A weed burner torch will do the job and here’s a surprise

Be too good for them

Dandelions don’t do well in great soil. They like the dregs. So treat your soil to good compost and mulch and dandelions will think twice about setting up shop. Charlotte landscaping from GW Looby Landscaping, Inc.