With the hot weather of summer tapering off and the cool fall weather rolling in, it’s time to begin installing your landscape. The cools comfortable weather of late summer is when shrubs, plants, and flowers thrive. Landscaping is hard work, so it is important to understand how and when you should install your landscape to … Continue reading “Late Summer is the Perfect Time for Landscape Installation”
Before starting any landscaping project, it is important to be prepared. Retaining walls can be a great way to make a unique seating area, a frame for your flower garden, and can also accent your driveway or protect a sloped landscape from erosion.
When your patio requires a makeover, one of the many decisions that you will make is choosing which materials to use for your patio hardscape. If you already do not have a poured concrete pad that serves as your patio, your options are endless. There is even an option if you already have a concrete … Continue reading “Choosing Pavers for your Patio Redesign”
Getting your thumb to turn green, really green, requires some knowledge about the gardening zone in your area. The USDA provides a handy guide that will assist you in identifying plants that will do well wherever you live. This map, USDA Hardiness Map, will give you a very good idea about your zone. In western to … Continue reading “5 Plants that thrive in western PA”
The snow starts to melt and you can feel spring on the horizon. Days become lengthier and your thoughts trend towards getting your landscape, yard, and garden exactly the way you want. This is about to be, “next year…”. You think this because, “…last year”, well let’s just forget about last year. You planned you … Continue reading “5 Deer Resistant Plants for Your Landscape”
The right landscape lighting can do wonders for your property. Well placed, attractive lighting can transform your outdoor space, increasing both the aesthetics and the value of your home. Planning for the right outdoor landscape lighting design is crucial to the overall look. The right look will highlight your home in such a way as … Continue reading “What to Ask When Planning Your Landscape Lighting Design”
Winters in Pittsburgh can be quite temperamental. Snow and ice are common occurrences, often occurring when we least expect them and almost always at inconvenient times. Whether or not the snow is falling, businesses are still expected to be in operation, and employees are expected to be at work.
A patio adds a lot to a home, in terms of value and enjoyment. Having the right patio can help you to make the most of your outdoor space, whether it is relaxing or entertaining. When it comes to choosing the right materials for your patio, you want to make sure that you choose the … Continue reading “Hardscape Patios vs. Concrete Slab Patios”
While fall in Pittsburgh has a beautiful display of many different colors of leaves, those leaves can wreak havoc on a property owner’s lawn. Colorful leaves eventually fall from the trees and wind up on the lawn, creating hours of work cleaning them up. While raking the leaves may seem like a tedious chore, it … Continue reading “Why Removing Fallen Leaves Is Important”
With many sloped properties in and around the Pittsburgh area, retaining walls are ever-present on many properties. However, because they are so prevalent, many fail to notice the retaining walls in their area, unless they are particularly striking or eye-catching.