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Hillside Landscape & Lawn Renovation in Cannonsburg, PA

Hillside Landscape & Lawn Renovation in Cannonsburg, PA

Our clients in Cannonsburg, PA were tired of looking at their dead, empty lawn every time they walked to their front door. They were excited to use this opportunity of nearly a blank slate to customize their front yard. Our team was called in to revive their hillside landscape and turn it into a luscious green lawn matched with landscape beds full of dark chocolate mulch. We were excited to work on this property because, just like the homeowners, we saw the great potential that this lawn had. Our first step was to sit down and collaborate with the homeowners to get an exact idea of what they were thinking for their new design. They wanted to change every single aspect of their front lawn with the exception of three things: their walkway, the beautiful outdoor lamp next to that walkway, and a small tree positioned in the middle of their lawn. The features that they wanted to add included landscape beds, shrubs, mini trees, boulders, walkway lights, and new grass. Continue reading to ...
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Client's Most Requested Perennials, Trees, & Shrubs

Client's Most Requested Perennials, Trees, & Shrubs

Perennials, trees, and shrubs are natural eye-catchers and give show-stopping pops of color to your landscape. That is why our clients love them so much! Here in the state of Pennsylvania, there are certain types of vegetation that our clients just can't get enough of. Below are examples of the most popular perennials, trees, and shrubs that we plant frequently in the Washington area. Popular Perennials in Pennsylvania Perennials offer benefits to homeowners like the fact that they require less maintenance than annuals do. Instead of digging them up when they die and replanting them each year, perennials grow back and all you have to do is prune them to make sure that there is room for them to continue to grow. Below are the 2 most common perennials that we plant in our area. Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weeds get their name because they commonly attract butterflies to their bright color and production of nectar. These perennials can be orange, yellow, or red...
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Outdoor Lighting, Landscapes, & Lawn Repair for McMurray, PA Homeowner

Outdoor Lighting, Landscapes, & Lawn Repair for McMurray, PA Homeowner

Our clients in McMurray, PA built their home from the ground up. This meant that they were in serious need of some lawn and landscaping services after heavy machinery and large crew teams were bustling on the property daily. This new build left their lawn grassless and plantless, so they had a lot of room for creativity when designing their landscape. The final step to a new build is usually replenishing the grass and adding landscaping features, so we were excited to help our clients tie up their project with a nice bow. Our clients wanted to focus on adding a landscape bed with plants, repairing the grass, and installing outdoor lighting. Check out pictures and more information about this project below to see how we can help you transform your residential or commercial landscape in Washington, Waynesburg, McMurray, and nearby cities in Southern Pennsylvania. We added native and perennial shrubs to the landscape bed. These clients wanted their...
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Pruning in Winter? Cut Back These Trees & Shrubs

Pruning in Winter? Cut Back These Trees & Shrubs

Winter pruning is done on various trees and shrubs to ensure that dead, damaged, and diseased branches are removed, which encourages correct plant shape and overall development. Most people think trimming or pruning is done only during the spring or fall, but that's not always the case. For example, in McMurray, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas, it's best to trim these plants in late winter while they're dormant. Read about some of these common trees and shrubs that will benefit from winter pruning! Apple trees In Pennsylvania, apple trees are dormant in winter, and late winter is the ideal time to trim and prune before the growing season starts in earnest. For fruit trees, pruning is essential not only for the health of the tree but also to produce better quality fruits. Too much dense growth means less sunlight for lower branches, and less sunlight means a weaker tree. Pruning an apple tree will also inevitably mean less fruit—but that’s ...
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5 Plants for Early Spring Blooms

5 Plants for Early Spring Blooms

Winter is the best time to plan for your new softscape design. Not only does the planning help clear away some of the winter blues, but it also gives you enough time so that you get to enjoy your flowers as soon as possible! Early-blooming flowers don't need the late spring or summer weather to bloom. Planting these in the earlier months like February or March will give you a colorful garden before all the snow even melts! Below are 5 gorgeous plants that are perfect for early spring blooming: 1) Jacob's Ladder The Jacob’s ladder plant gets its name from the ladder-like shape of its leaves. These early spring bloomers are small and bell-shaped and they provide a bright pop of color that will get you excited for the warmer weather ahead. Most varieties of Jacob’s ladder are in the purple and lavender color family, but you may be able to find some that are pink, yellow, or white. This is a perennial plant, meaning that it...
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