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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Hardscaping Your Yard for the Fall

Preparing for the Pittsburgh Winter

As we bid farewell to the summer, it’s time to start preparing for the cold months ahead. While many focus on landscape during the springtime, the wintertime presents many reasons to refocus on hardscaping. As we close the pools and bid bon voyage to the warmth, a hardscaping project by A&N Lawn Service Inc. is something you may want to consider.

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Improve Your Outdoor Living Space Before Winter

 

Right now, we’re enjoying beautiful summer days, but they won’t last forever. In just a few months, we’ll be seeing the first flakes of snow. If you’ve been waiting to add to or improve your property with professionally designed outdoor living areas, don’t wait any longer. You can enjoy your new outdoor spaces right away, and many of them are useful year-round.  

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Summer Landscaping Tips for Homeowners

Now that summer has arrived, homeowners are looking forward to warm days, enjoying their yard, sipping on a cool drink, and entertaining with friend and neighbors. If your yard is landscaped, you’ll want to keep it looking great during the summer.

Managing your Pittsburgh landscaping goes far beyond mowing the lawn once a week. Here are some tips that will help your landscaping look its best.

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