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!