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07 Sep 2018
young-tree-care

Why Are My Young Trees Dying?

Few new landscapes are lucky enough to build around big, healthy shade trees. We often start by planting young trees that need more care than established specimens.

Keeping these young trees healthy means starting them off on the right foot. That requires a combination of soil health, proper planting technique, adequate watering, beneficial fertilization and protection from wind, wildlife and other environmental concerns.

It only takes one of the elements to be out of order to damage your young trees. The symptoms often seem similar to the naked eye, but the causes are often there if you dig beneath the surface. All too often, the causes of decline in young trees are easily fixed, but not easily found.Read More

04 Sep 2018
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Hot Weather Plant Care Tips for Your Landscape

Summer is hanging on tight, and that means added stress to the plants in your landscape. Providing the right hot weather plant care is critical to keeping things healthy through this tough part of the growing season.

Too much heat, too little water, too much wind, not enough mulch — the list of hot weather plant care needs is perhaps greater than any other season. The fluctuating temperatures and rainfalls we’ve seen all year have only complicated things.

If you fear that your landscape plants might be falling victim to late-summer heat, keep everything healthy by looking for the telltale signs of heat stress and dealing with them properly.Read More

04 Feb 2018

Five Common Types of Winter Plant Damage

One of the biggest benefits of planting with native or hardy plants is resistance to harsh winter conditions. However, even the best-suited plants can become damaged by harsh Northeast winters.

Pittsburgh residents are no stranger to these challenges, and neither are we. While potholes and gray skies get most of the attention, the stress of winter weather can be particularly harmful to plants — even those that are well-established and well-suited to the region.

We can’t control the weather, but we can adapt to it. Here, we’ll list five common types of winter plant damage, and how you can remedy those stresses and even avoid them altogether.

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01 Feb 2018
rain-garden

Rain Garden Basics For Your Home

A growing trend in the modern landscape is the rain garden. These purposeful planting beds are designed to help stem runoff after heavy storms or control problem wet spots. They also serve as more natural drainage alternatives to french drain or other mechanical fixes.

A good rain garden is environmentally-friendly first and foremost, but provides additional appeal to your landscape in unexpected places.Read More

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 2018 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

26 Jan 2018

Why Professional Snow Removal is Right for Your Business

Pittsburgh is no stranger to wintry weather, and we’re all familiar with what the season brings — snow and ice, howling wind and potholes. It’s enough to think about keeping warm and dry, but businesses and homeowners’ associations also need to think about the safety and convenience of their clients. If you’re thinking about adding this service to your commercial property, consider these five benefits of professional snow removal.

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22 Oct 2015

We’re an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner for 2017

We’re proud to announce we’re an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner for 2017!

Super Service Awards are given only to the top A-rated regional companies in their field and we’re happy to have been named to that group for the third straight year.

Angie’s List has been an invaluable resource for our company. We’ve met a number of great clients through Angie’s List, and some of our best designs and projects have come to life because of it.

2018 has continued to bring us new clients through the site, and we’re happy to be able to continue working with new homeowners all over Pittsburgh.

But since you’re already here…

You can set up a consultation or request a landscape proposal right through our site! Follow the button below to request your consultation. We’ll get back to you shortly, and hope to work with you to create or maintain an award-winning landscape.

You can also learn more about us by browsing the site. We’ve got a number of galleries covering our work in landscape design & installation, commercial & residential maintenance and other landscape services, and our service pages detail the range of landscape programs we provide.

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