Preventing Frost Damage in Plants

Gardeners put in a lot of work to get their gardens and yards in peak condition. They must keep pests and weeds out and combat threats from weather, like frost.

Frost occurs during cloudless nights as temperatures drop towards freezing. Ice crystals form as the cold air sinks closer to the ground. The vapor then condenses from the air and settles on plant materials. Light frost tends to occur below 40°F, and frost advisories occur between 32-36°F. Continue reading

Falling into our Fall Festival

As summer collapses into fall and the leaves start to turn, we begin to witness the autumn splendor. Nature treats us to its art show as the mosaic of fall foliage offers a stunning visual for our world. If you’re looking for a family-friendly way to kick off the start of the fall season, look no further! Continue reading

Fall Landscaping Projects

As the leaves begin to dance in the autumn breeze, the sun sets earlier, and the temperatures start to drop. Fall is the best time to work in the garden. The soil is easier to dig, the temperatures are comfortable, and the weather becomes more predictable. You won’t want to wait too late to start working in your garden, but watch the leaves turn as you start your fall lawn care in Pittsburgh! A&N Lawn Care offers these fall gardening ideas. Continue reading

When to Start Planting Fall Gardens

As summer draws to a close, the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop. Many avid gardeners mourn the loss of the sun that enabled their summer Pittsburgh nurseries to flourish.

Fall Garden Planting

Even though the weather has witnessed some changes, homegrown goodness can stretch beyond the summer months as there are many choices cool weather offers. Think about what you would buy in the grocery store and then plant it at home! A&N Lawn Service, Inc., knows the potential of a fall nursery in Pittsburgh and good lawn care. 

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Keeping Grass Green in the Summer

We want our lawns to look their best in the summertime, but it’s also the time that they undergo the most stress.  Between drought and hot temperatures, increased foot traffic from kids and pets, as well as insect and disease issues brought on by warmer temperatures, our lush green lawns can quickly turn dry and brown.  While some of these issues are inevitable during summer, having a dry, brown lawn shouldn’t be.

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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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