Fall colors are typically associated with the majestic golden Aspens in the Colorado Rockies. But, there’s no reason why trees, shrubs and other plants can’t bring color to a residential garden when the last pop of spring and summer colors are fading. Check out these beautiful foliage plants to incorporate in your next project with … Continue reading “Our Favorite Fall Plantings & Flowers”Read more →
We’re answering three questions that we commonly get about mulching including what’s the best type of mulch, should landscape fabric be used, and what time of year should you apply mulch. What’s the best type of mulch? When people think of mulch, they usually have something in their mind that looks like shredded up … Continue reading “3 Commonly Asked Questions about Mulch”Read more →
All grasses belong to the Poaceae family which contains over 12,000 different species. With a number that large, it’s helpful to break them into groups where the majority will be forages. But some will be edible – like wheat, barley, and rice, and some will be shrubs – like ornamental and fountain grasses, and even … Continue reading “5 Grass Growing Mistakes & How To Avoid Them”Read more →
Brown spots. Disease patches. Bare areas. Nobody likes to see this in their lawn. But, why does it seem to happen every summer in Pittsburgh? And how can you tell the difference between a lawn that is dormant versus a lawn that is dead? First it’s helpful to take a look at the type of grasses … Continue reading “Critical Differences Between Lawn Dormancy and Lawn Damage”Read more →
Think you need a large, private backyard to unwind after work? Think again! Architect Michael Hricak and Design Psychologist Susan Lee Painter agree. Whereas backyards promote solitude, both think of the front yard as the “edge,” the in-between zone of public and private space, and the place where we can feel connected to our neighborhood.* … Continue reading “5 Secrets to Make Your Front Yard More Livable While Increasing Curb Appeal”Read more →
If we were to ask for your secrets to healthy living you might point to diet, exercise and rest or sleep. While there are countless other variables, such as vitamin supplements or spending quality time with family and friends, diet, exercise and rest are the basics that most of us try to keep in … Continue reading “3 Insider Watering Tips for Healthy Landscape Plants Year Round”Read more →
Soil health is one of the little understood aspects of residential landscapes for a very simple reason. Everything is happening quietly beneath the surface. In fact, just as plant professionals go to the soil to get to the root of plant problems, you may wish to check in periodically too. Just like a physician, … Continue reading “What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Lawn and Landscaping Soils”Read more →
As another cold Pittsburgh winter approaches, national and local meteorologists are forecasting a snowy season, much like the past five years. In case you were wondering what recent total snowfall in our area looked like, here are some statistics for you, provided by the National Weather Service: During the winter of 2009-2010, the Pittsburgh area … Continue reading “Five Reasons to Hire a Snow and Ice Removal Service This Winter”Read more →
Year-Round Property Plan Some home and business owners believe that their lawn is a one-season responsibility, and that season is usually summer. They spend some time cutting the grass, pulling some weeds, putting down a bit of mulch, and then realize that their grass doesn’t look healthy. It may surprise people to know that lawn … Continue reading “Creating an All-Seasons/Year-Round Plan for Your Property”Read more →
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