September Newsletter

Garden Center – New Location:

Nursery PittsburghAs of April 1st 2019, A&N Lawn Service Inc. now has TWO locations to serve you better! Our main office is located in the West View neighborhood at 148 Perry Highway. This location serves as a home base for our employees and takes care of daily operations like billing and contracts.

The second location is our new retail space, which is located in Franklin Park at 2130 Reis Run Road. At this site we have a stocked garden supply store filled with shovels, rakes, potting soil, planters, seeds etc. Outside we have bulk material such as mulch, mushroom, limestone, and river rock. We also have a nursery filled with shrubs and flowers to add color and texture to your lawn.

We are very excited to be able to serve our customers in our new retail space, and hope you stop by for all of your home landscaping projects!

Hours:

M – F 8am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm

Fall Services

*Shrub Trimming*
*Aeration & Lime*
*Soil & Seeding*
*Fall Cleanup*
*Maintenance Packages*
*Landscape Design*
Give our landscape professionals a call!
(412)-931-9230
Secure your spot for 2020 by signing up before December 15th!

New Fall Stock @ Retail Location

Pumpkins, Cornstalks, Fall & Winter Plantings, Straw Bales, Mums, and Firewood.
Meet our team!
September 28th, 2019
2130 Reis Run Road
Food, drinks, and discounted prices on our retail stock. Stop by to get signed up for 2020 Landscape Services!

Fall Festival!

October 5th-6th, 2019
9am to 4pm
2130 Reis Run Road
Hay rides, pumpkin painting, games, food, and more!
Paint a Pot on Sunday with artist Nicholas Doyle!

Lawn Aeration: What is the purpose?

Aeration is an essential lawn care practice, just like mowing and fertilization, for maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn. This process involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, nutrients, and water to reach the roots. This process allows the grassroots to grow deeply and produce a stronger and ampler lawn

To start off, it is important to note what time of year aeration is necessary. In the state of Pennsylvania, most lawns have cool-season grass, which refers to the temperature when the grass grows the best; in this case that is 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm-season grass grows best in high temperatures, between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which isn’t really the standard choice in PA.

If you have a cool-season grass species, such as Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass, it is best to aerate the grass in the fall months, such as September and October. If you have a warm-season grass like a Zoysia grass, it is best to aerate in the springtime.
Another important thing to note is if your lawn is a good candidate for aeration. Here are four things to look for:

  1. Your lawn has heavy daily use (such as children and pets)
  2. The lawn was established as part of a newly constructed home.
  3. Dries out easily and has a spongy feel (excessive thatch)
  4. If your lawn was established by sod or soil layering.

These four signs could mean that your lawn is good candidate for aeration. If you really want to be sure that your lawn is a good candidate for aeration, A&N Lawn Service Inc. can be of great help. Contact us and one of our professionals can let you know if aeration is necessary. Let us help ensure your lawn is beautiful for the summer of 2020!

Colorful Fall Perennials for Your Garden

Summer is coming to an end, but that does not mean your garden has to.  If you are looking to add new life to your Pittsburgh landscaping this fall, consider planting colorful perennials. The beauty of perennials is they continue to bloom for more than one season, unlike annuals.  Visit a local garden center, like A&N Lawn Service Inc. in Pittsburgh, for a wide selection of perennials.  To get you started, below are some of the more popular perennials for gardens this fall. Continue reading

Reasons to Choose Your Local Plant Nursery

If you are looking to add some life to your Pittsburgh landscaping or are in need of plants that will fare well in your garden, don’t allow the purchasing process to overwhelm you.  There are many sources out there from which you can choose—online, big-name retailers, neighbor’s yards. etc. —but will they provide you with a variety of healthy plants and the information that goes along with growing them to their fullest potential?  Probably not.  When you are ready to begin the process, consider visiting your local Pittsburgh plant nursery or garden center.  Here are four important factors to consider: Continue reading

Tips for Watering Your Lawn

If you want your yard to appear healthy and green, watering your lawn is a very important part of lawn care, especially in the Pittsburgh area, Often, we rely on Mother Nature to maintain the hydration of our lawns. Unfortunately, for a luscious landscape, additional irrigation is needed.  But how much water and for how long? A&N Lawn Services, premier landscapers in the Pittsburgh area, shares the following tips for keeping your lawn looking beautiful. Continue reading

Start off Your Spring with a New Patio or Fireplace!

Create your own outdoor living space in Pittsburgh.

If you are a resident of Pittsburgh, you’ve probably been daydreaming about getting back outside since, well, the fall. Pittsburghers simply love to be outside. And unless you absolutely adore the cold, our winters are long-lasting and are spent mostly indoors. Around February and March, we start to think of all the things we want to get down around the house. And by April, brace yourself, some of us even miss cutting the grass! Continue reading

5 Ideas for Small Landscapes

Tips from the Pittsburgh Lawn Care Experts

What makes Pittsburgh unique is the mix of urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods that make up our great region. There are homes with itty-bitty backyards, and other homes are resting on several acres of land. Sometimes, homeowners with small yards feel they can’t do much with their landscape due to the lack of square footage. The Pittsburgh landscapers at A&N Lawn Service Inc. are here to put an end to this notion once and for all!

This month, we’re dedicating our blog section to the homes that have small outdoor living spaces because we know there are a ton of interesting and unique landscape ideas you can create in even the smallest backyard!

Here are a few of our favorites!

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Improve Your Home with Hardscaping

If there’s no place like your home for the holidays, it might be time to consider adding some additional outdoor space to your yard. Hardscaping in the fall is a great way to extend your family’s outdoor living in Pittsburgh through the winter season. Add light to the short days and warmth to the cold nights by considering some fall upgrades to your landscaping. Before the snow starts to fall, check out these creative hardscaping ideas from A & N Lawn Service Inc.

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Preparing your Yard for the Winter

Lawn maintenance tips for trimming, pruning and mulching your yard.

If you live in Pittsburgh, or anywhere in the Tri-State area, the heat and humidity have seemed to call it quits and the changeover to fall has officially begun! Nurseries are stocked with pumpkins, Mums and cornstalks, while the big box stores are clearing out their summer inventory to make way for the evergreens, wreaths and holiday lawn ornaments they’ll be featuring in November.

The fall is the time of year when perennial versions of plants and trees try to soak up every last bit of the dwindling sunlight. Soon, they’ll go dormant for the winter, conserving the energy they stored until they reemerge in the spring. If you want to preserve your landscape for the upcoming spring, A & N Lawn Service has several tips you can do to prepare your lawn and garden for the harsh winter ahead.

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