Bring the Outdoors Home
23 Aug 2020
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Living Walls | 8 Large Privacy Plants for Natural Barriers

At its best, outdoor living combines architectural structures with elements of the natural world. When looking to create privacy in urban or suburban outdoor settings, ‘living walls’ make a great natural alternative to fencing and other privacy structures.

Evergreen trees make for great privacy plants, and these medium-to-large selections can be used both in suburban settings and even in larger, rural applications. Check out the following large evergreens for living walls, and learn more about each with our Plant Profiles.

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10 Jan 2020
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2020 Landscaping Trends | New Outdoor Design Ideas for Your Home

The new year is a time for personal resolutions. It’s also a great time to make resolutions for your landscape. Breeze into the new growing season with the newest design and planting ideas by checking out the top 2020 landscaping trends according to green industry professionals.

Eco-Friendly Landscapes

Sustainable design is working it’s way into every industry, and it’s on the mind of more consumers than ever. Landscaping lends itself to sustainable design naturally, but there are still outdated designs than can be improved with new and natural approaches.Read More

27 Aug 2019
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Fall Turf Care | Identify & Address Common Turf Problems

In a previous post, we explored the most common fall turf care processes.

Core aeration, dethatching and slice-seeding are all great ways to buffer your lawn. While these processes can promote turf health, they aren’t a cure for all problems. Correctly identifying common turf pests & diseases is the critical first step in total lawn care.

A range of factors can create stresses on your lawn, but can you tell one issue from another? Here, we’ll review some problems Pittsburgh homeowners are likely to find in their yards, and how fall turf care programs can help to fight back against summer turf stress.

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30 Jul 2019
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Fall Turf Care | Four Basic Steps to Help Your Lawn Thrive

Keeping your lawn green and healthy is year-round work, and fall turf care is the way to make the most of it.

Expensive fertilizers and constant watering might be necessary for the hot summer months. But when temperatures drop, the careful application of fall turf care will help your lawn bounce back from the summer heat, survive the coming winter and, most importantly, pop the following spring.

You may know the common terms of fall turf care – core aeration, overseeding and dethatching. But do you know how each helps your lawn? Read on to discover the basics of fall turf care, and see how each can turn your lawn into an award winner.

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31 Jan 2018

Landscaping and Home Value: How Much Is It Worth?

Landscaping and home value go hand-in-hand. A sharp landscape will boost your home’s curb appeal. It will also boost your property value.

But by how much?

There are a few ways to increase the value of your home with landscaping and outdoor elements. Some are worth more than others. Maximizing your home value with landscape elements takes a combination of design, maintenance and practicality.

Is the investment worth it? Big projects always seem daunting, but a healthy, vibrant landscape can be worth much more than the cost to install it.

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26 Jan 2018

Get a Head Start on Your Landscape Spring Cleanup

Pittsburgh’s growing season might still be a few weeks away, but even a slight break in the early spring weather could be enough to help you get a jump on your landscaping plans for the coming season. And it all gets started with the spring cleanup.Read More

26 Jan 2018

2018 Landscaping Trends For Your Home

For most landscaping companies, the early season isn’t just time for spring cleanups and new hires — it’s also time to start planning for the year ahead. And before our schedules fill up, you’ll want to start think about the 2018 landscaping trends you’ll want for your home this season.Read More