Published on Monday, January 04, 2021
It may not seem like it, but spring is on its way! For landscapers, that means it's time to start performing spring cleanups, but you may be wondering if it’s worth all the fuss. Unlike fall cleanups, which are very much about getting rid of the leaves, spring cleanups in Washington, Waynesburg, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania involves:
Winter debris cleanup
Spring pruning and trimming
Landscape bed prep
Pre-emergent weed control
These spring services are vital for your landscape's health and beauty. Read more about spring cleanup services and how they will improve your property!
Pruning shrubs and perennials
Pruning isn’t just a fall activity. Some plants thrive when they are pruned in late winter/early spring, and pruning is critical for plant health and aesthetics.
When plants are pruned correctly, they are rejuvenated and tend to grow back stronger than before. The pruning process is slightly different for every plant...
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 Monday, June 01, 2020
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.
Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020
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...
Published on Tuesday, February 04, 2020
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.