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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. 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. 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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4 Benefits Mulch Offers Your Landscaping

4 Benefits Mulch Offers Your Landscaping

Spring will be here before we know it, and with that comes the need to replenish mulch in your landscaping beds. You may think this step could be skipped, but it's not recommended. At Dolan's Outdoor Services, we provide mulch replenishment and mulch installation for properties in Washington, Waynesburg, McMurray, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Learn about the benefits mulch can offer your landscaping plants, trees, and shrubs, and why you shouldn't skip this important step this spring. 1. Mulch protects your landscape plants from weed growth. When mulch is applied in a thick enough layer, ideally 1-2", it can help to protect your existing landscape shrubs, bushes, and plants from any unwanted weed growth. The layer of mulch will stop air, water, and light from reaching weeds. You don't want these weeds to grow unchecked in your landscaping, as this can lead to issues such as affecting soil pH and taking away nutrients from your landscape plants. ...
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6 Reasons to Renovate Your Landscaping

6 Reasons to Renovate Your Landscaping

If you have neglected your landscape for a while, it's not too late to renovate it. In fact, renovating your outdated, barren, or disordered landscape can offer a lot of benefits. Here at Dolan's Outdoor Services, we offer a variety of landscaping services that help you revitalize your property in McMurray, Waynesburg, or Washington, PA. If you're not sure if revamping your landscape is worth the investment, we're here to help. Here are six reasons you should consider renovating your current landscaping. 1. Lighting features will increase safety around your property. Landscape lighting offers a lot of benefits to your property. It: Increases safety Enhances visibility Illuminates your softscape and hardscape features Deters criminals Our landscape lighting installers can create breathtaking lighting effects on your property's softscape and hardscape features. Even if you already have lighting features, you may benefit from...
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