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French Drains vs Dry Creek Beds for Property Drainage

French Drains vs Dry Creek Beds for Property Drainage

Drainage issues can be a pain when you have to deal with them on your property. Water pooling in places or seeping under your foundation can cause problems that no property owner wants to face.

Fixing those drainage problems may require the installation of a French drain or a dry creek bed. Learn more about these drainage solutions and which one could be the best choice for your property in Washington, McMurray, Waynesburg, and surrounding cities in Pennsylvania.


Comparing French Drains to Dry Creek Beds

On the surface, French drains and dry creek beds may look similar to each other, but they are different and require different steps to install them. French drain installation is a bit more intricate, while dry creek beds require some design work.

The Cost of French Drains & Dry Creek Beds

Putting in French drains is definitely the more expensive option, as they will run about $20-$30 per linear foot. French drains do have more components than dry...

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Ask These 3 Questions Before Hiring a Landscape Business

Ask These 3 Questions Before Hiring a Landscape Business

Deciding to hire a landscape business is a big decision, especially since they will be visiting your property multiple times a year to maintain the landscape project that they install for you. 

Before you make that leap, you need to research that company to make sure they are reputable and hold proper insurance, as well as proof of their past successful installations. Learn about some questions you should ask landscape businesses in Waynesburg, Washington, McMurray, and surrounding cities in Pennsylvania.


1. Are you properly insured?

One of the first things you should always find out before hiring someone is whether or not they have proper insurance. If someone comes to work on your property and they do not have insurance, you can be held liable for any injuries they sustain while working on your property. Verify their insurance coverage to make sure that they will be covered while working for you so that you do not end up facing legal troubles.

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New Landscape Installation with Boulders and Curved Beds in Washington, PA

New Landscape Installation with Boulders and Curved Beds in Washington, PA

We love living and working in Washington, PA, so it only makes sense that our passion is to make this area look as beautiful as we possibly can. When our customers called wanting a complete landscape installation at their home, we were happy to help them plan out and design a new landscape that fit their needs and wants.

Learn more about this extensive landscape installation that we did and the steps that were taken to make this yard look absolutely gorgeous.


First, we designed the landscape beds and had the property owners approve them.

Our first step during any landscape project is to schedule a consultation, where we meet with the property owners to learn what they would like to see in their yard and their total project budget. After that, our crew heads back to the office to create a comprehensive landscape design and send it back to the customer for approval. Once they have approved the design, we begin the installation process.


We planted a variety of shrubs,...

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How Long Does it Take to Complete a Landscaping Project?

How Long Does it Take to Complete a Landscaping Project?

Making the decision to install a new landscaping project is a big leap, and it is natural to have many questions throughout the process, such as how much it will cost, the estimated time it will take to complete, and how much the project will add to the value of your property.

At Dolan's Outdoor Services, we have worked with many customers throughout Pennsylvania, and we can help you answer all those questions. Learn here how long it takes on average to complete a landscape project in areas such as Waynesburg, Washington, McMurray, and the surrounding communities.


The Consultation: 1-2 Days

Within a few days of you reaching out to our company for an estimate, we will meet with you at your residential or commercial property for an initial consultation. During this meeting, our landscaping professionals will discuss with you what exactly you would like to see as the final end result, your budget for the project, and any other factors that may come into play during the...

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The 7 Most Popular Annual Flowers in Washington, PA

The 7 Most Popular Annual Flowers in Washington, PA

Once spring rolls around, it becomes time to start thinking about sprucing up your landscape beds with new mulch installation, new plants, and new annual flowers.

At Dolan's Outdoor Services, we install annual flowers often for residential and commercial properties in Washington, PA and the surrounding areas such as Waynesburg and McMurray. Learn more about the seven most popular annual flowers in our area.


1. Dragon wing begonias are either pink or red.

Dragon wing begonias in Washington, PA.

A plant that tolerates heat and humidity well, dragon wing begonias bloom in a vibrant red or pink color. They do best in partial shade, but can tolerate full shade as well. We can plant them in containers, plant baskets, or planting beds.


2. Lime sweet potato vines provide a deep, bright green color in your landscaping.

Lime sweet potato vine in Washington, PA.

Ornamental sweet potato vines, despite their name, don't actually grow sweet potatoes. These vines boast beautiful leaves that are a lime green color and often heart-shaped and lacy. They...

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