Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

The flowers are blooming, the leaves are forming, the birds are chirping—all signs of a beautiful spring. Long summer days spent relaxing and enjoying your beautiful, lush, green property are right around the corner. Are you ready?

Spring lawn care is not time-consuming, but it is necessary in order to get your grass ready for a healthy growing season. Continue reading

Top Tips for Beginning your Garden

Gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy the warm weather, while benefiting from the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor.  To some, who have never planted a garden before, it may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow these nine tips and you will be on your way to enjoying a fun and fruitful new hobby.

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How to Have a Garden in an Apartment

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t exercise your green thumb.  Pretty much anything can be grown in containers.  Some of the factors that will determine whether or not they will thrive in your space are sunlight, soil, watering needs and container weight.  But with some simple planning, you can be on your way to a luscious and green urban garden.

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How Do You Keep Houseplants Alive in the Winter?

Even though your houseplants may be inside year-round, their care varies throughout the year based on the temperatures outside.  As the temperatures fluctuate from daytime heat to chilly, freezing nights, this can make growing conditions for your indoor plants unfavorable.   Additionally, less sunlight during winter days are less than ideal. 

With a little extra attention and care, your houseplants can continue to thrive during these cold days.  To ensure your green friends are here this spring, follow these steps by A&N Lawn Service, Inc., for healthy greenery in your home this winter.
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How Do I Choose a Good Christmas Tree?

Shopping for the perfect presents, baking cookies, decorating your home, wrapping gifts and choosing the best Christmas tree—they are all part of the wonderful traditions and memories we share with our family and friends during the holidays.  When it comes to choosing Christmas trees, there’s nothing like the aroma of a farm-fresh tree to fill your home.  But how do you choose a good Christmas tree?  A&N Lawn Service, a local nursery in Pittsburgh, provides the following tips to help you begin your search for the perfect Christmas tree. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Mulch for Your Garden

Mulch is an important part of any garden or flower bed, both aesthetically and functionally.  Not only will it control weed growth, but your garden will grow healthier and will withstand drought better when it is mulched.  With a variety of mulch options available, which one is best for you?  Well, that depends on your landscape, environment and personal preference.  Visit a local nursery, like A&N Lawn Service, in Pittsburgh, for assistance with your mulch selection.  In the meantime, read more about the different types of mulch below. Continue reading