Published on Thursday, December 03, 2020
What Type of Drainage System Is Available for Snowmelt in Washington, Waynesburg, McMurray, and surrounding Pennsylvania areas?
The first snow of the winter reminds us how beautiful winter can be in the. However, just a few snowfalls in, when the snow begins to pile up, some of the magic seems to wear off.
After a few months, we can’t wait for the snow to disappear. When the snow melts, though, it has to go somewhere. Without proper drainage, the water can pool in your yard or seep into your basement, causing unsightly and sometimes costly damage. We are here to help!
If you live in or near Washington, Waynesburg, McMurray, or nearby areas and you think you might have a snowmelt drainage issue, be sure to contact us at to discuss your concerns. Winter is an excellent time of year to examine these problems.
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Signs of Drainage Problems
When the snow melts, and you find...
Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Winter is often overlooked as a good time to start a huge landscaping project. Many consumers think of it as a slow time and don't begin thinking about their lawn and landscaping until spring, but it’s much too late by this point.
Getting a head start on your lawn and landscape is the best way to have your exterior property ready for the new growing season. If you want to start a full-scale landscape project for your home or business in Washington, Waynesburg, and nearby areas before the new year, it’s far better to start in the winter than waiting until early spring.
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The winter provides additional time to plan for the spring season.
Designing and installing an entirely new landscape is a lengthy and detailed task. Several elements need finalizing before a project can be started, like your choice of ground coverings, softscapes, and outdoor lighting.
It’s better to give yourself plenty of time to plan and...
Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020
As the days get darker, showing off your landscape in the waning light of the evening can only go so far. Landscape lighting can make your landscape visually accessible throughout the entire night.
We offer various custom lighting systems that we can strategically place around your exterior property to highlight your home and landscape features! See which of these five lighting techniques would work best to help illuminate your property!
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Accent lighting is perfect for showcasing key focal points hidden in darker areas of your landscape. Emphasizing a particular piece of architecture or planting helps make it stand out from the rest of your property. Various lighting techniques can be used for accent lighting, including up, down, and cross lighting.
Silhouette lighting is used by placing a light behind the landscape feature and shining it towards an adjacent wall to create a dark, silhouetted image....
Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
As the summer season comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, we must address the damage that can be caused to your lawn by skipping your fall cleanup services. Clearing your lawn of any leaves and debris prepares your landscape before the winter weather hits and reduces the risk of disease and pest infestations.
Check out why skipping out on your fall cleanup services negatively impacts the health of your lawn if you are located in Washington, Waynesburg, McMurray, or surrounding Pennsylvania areas.
The Trouble with Leaves Left on the Lawn
A blanket of leaves can smother your lawn and prevent sunlight, oxygen, and nutrients from reaching your lawns root system.
Leaves left on your lawn can trap moisture and lead to several different types of lawn fungus and disease. Mold and rot create the perfect environment for fungus to begin causing damage to your lawn.
Insects can hide out in the layer of leaves left on your lawn. Moist leaf piles are...
Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020
After a long growing season throughout the spring and summer where your lawn has inevitably seen a lot of activity and use, you may end up with some bare spots scattered throughout your grass where it saw heavy traffic. Bare spots can also happen due to lawn disease or lawn insects attacking an area of your grass and destroying it before you have a chance to combat the threat.
Fixing these bare spots is easy, but the fix is not instant--learn about one of the best, easiest, and most economical ways to repair your lawn in Waynesburg, Washington, McMurray, and the surrounding cities in Pennsylvania.
The Best Way to Repair Bare Spots
So, what is the best way to repair bare areas of your lawn? At Dolan's Outdoor Services, we have applied our lawn care expertise and found that the easiest way is via overseeding. This service involves an expert applying seeds to the bare area of the lawn while carefully matching your existing grass with a type of seed that will merge well with...