Our Landscaping Process in Washington, Waynesburg, & McMurray, PA | Dolan's Outdoor Services
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Our Landscaping Process in Washington, Waynesburg, & McMurray, PA

Our landscaping process is designed to never miss a detail and leave you 100% satisfied with your new landscape.

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Our landscaping process for projects in and around Washington, Waynesburg, and McMurray, PA.

Our team will walk you through each step of the landscaping process, paying close attention to every detail.

According to the National Association of Realtors, having a professionally landscaped property can add between 15% to 20% to the value of your home. However, even if you're not putting your home on the market soon, professionally managed landscapes can enhance your quality of life. It not only provides you with a lovely outdoor living area but reduces the stress and time it takes to maintain your property.

At Dolan's Outdoor Services, our highly skilled team has been providing home and business owners with landscaping design and maintenance in Western Pennsylvania since 2006. Our landscaping process encompasses everything you will need for your project - from the planning details all the way to the last touches during the installation. Our team can help you improve your property’s functionality and beauty, step by step.


Step One: Planning

A landscape drawing with colored pencils laying to the side.

Every landscaping project is different—but creating a beautiful property is similar no matter how big or small the project. Planning is the first step in any landscaping effort. When you contact us for a consultation, our team will schedule a walk-through of your property. We'll discuss your vision. We’ll work closely with you to establish realistic expectations that fit within your timeline and budget.

Next, our design team will create a concept for your approval. We'll also present a cost proposal that includes labor and materials, so there are no surprises after the work begins. Once we finalize the design and cost, we'll schedule the work to accommodate your timetable.


Step Two: Ground Preparation

Our landscapers clearing land by a home to prepare for construction.

Before we start the exciting process of transforming your property with softscapes and hardscapes, we’ll need to prepare the ground. This activity involves removing unwanted grass, weeds, and debris and then leveling the area.

The extent of ground preparation depends on the scale of the project. However, it usually involves:

  • Eliminating any unwanted existing landscaping
  • Grading the land
  • Contouring landscape beds
  • Developing drainage systems

Step Three: Planting & Installation

A freshly built patio with landscaping by a home in McMurray, PA.

Once your property is prepared, we’ll begin the fun part of the project—planting and installation. This is the stage of the process where you’ll begin to see a true transformation of your yard. We’ll start by installing hardscapes — elements like paver patios, fire pits, and walkways—that create your landscape's foundation.

Then we’ll plant flowers, trees, shrubs, and ground cover. We love to use native plants suited to our climate here in Western Pennsylvania whenever possible. Native plants typically require less maintenance because they have thrived in our particular environment for centuries.

Finally, we’ll add mulch, stones, and fertilizer. We’ll also install decorative rocks and boulders if they are part of your design vision. At the end of the project, we’ll walk the property with you to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the completed project and offer maintenance recommendations.


Full-Service Landscaping Maintenance Packages

We don’t just transform your yard and leave you hanging—we also offer full-scale landscaping maintenance packages. Through these services, our team ensures that your newly planted landscape gets the attention that it needs to flourish in its new environment.

We offer several maintenance packages tailored to meet your needs, which may include:

  • Mulch and rock refreshing
  • Planting
  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Weeding

Are You Interested in Transforming Your Property? Call Us!

Dolan's Outdoor Services has been the trusted source for landscape planning, installation, and maintenance in Western Pennsylvania for more than 15 years. We offer our landscape and hardscape services to home and business owners in and around Washington, Waynesburg, and McMurray. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call us at (724) 350-1351.