Winter Retaining Wall Care

If you have retaining walls on your property, it’s crucial to maintain them throughout the winter to ensure they continue to look great and function properly. Your retaining walls are vital in holding back soil and preventing erosion. Still, the winter weather can disrupt the earth, warp its materials, and put unnecessary pressure on the wall. Continue reading

How Early Should I Get a Christmas Tree?

If you’re interested in getting a Christmas tree from a Pittsburgh greenhouse, it’s important to know when to make your purchase. The most traditional time to get your Christmas tree is the weekend following Thanksgiving. We recommend that you shop for your Christmas tree earlier in November. When you purchase your Christmas tree earlier, you can beat out the competition for a higher quality tree selection, and when properly displayed and watered, you will likely have a fresher holiday tree. Continue reading

Getting Rid of Pesky Weeds

If you have landscaped areas or a garden plot on your property, weeds are likely popping up everywhere as the weather warms up. No one wants to spend hours digging and pulling at weeds that seem to reappear days later, and as much as weed killer works, it isn’t a permanent fix and can be harmful to the plants and flowers you want to flourish. If you’d like to avoid the cycle of weed pulling and regrowth while protecting your plants, there are a few natural and simple things you can do to prevent and destroy weeds. Continue reading

Preparing Your Yard and Garden for Spring

As spring approaches and signs of growth are popping up all around us, the time has come to ready the yard, landscaping, flower beds, and gardens for the warm weather seasons. While it might be tempting to wait until things warm up, cultivating a healthy lawn and landscape starts before it gets warm. What are some things you can do to prepare the yard before spring hits? Continue reading

Landscape Trends in 2022

Maximizing Garden Space/Kitchen Gardens

While many people have enjoyed maintaining large gardens throughout the pandemic, a gradual return to busier lives is prompting gardeners to pull back in terms of garden size and effort required to keep up with cultivation. Many are choosing to minimize the space that gardens take up and are opting for smaller, more conveniently located gardens that require less care but still provide for our desire to cultivate and grow our own food. Container gardens are appealing because they take up little space and can be easily moved when necessary. Vertical gardens are becoming popular due to their unobtrusive nature. Also trending are kitchen gardens, which focus mainly on growing herbs for cooking and making drinks. These gardens can flourish in a few small pots outside the kitchen window, on the balcony, or on the deck. Continue reading