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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Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Landscaping 

No matter the season or the temperature outside, there are deer everywhere in western Pennsylvania. It’s not surprising – white-tailed deer are the state animal. Their population has grown steadily, and there are about 1.5 million deer in PA, with 30 deer per square mile (and in some people’s yards, it may seem like there are more than that.)

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How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Summer

If your dream is to have a carpet of lush, deep green grass this summer, there’s plenty of preparation that is required before you will be able to enjoy a picture-perfect lawn that complements both your home and your landscaping. Pre-summer lawn care in Pittsburgh includes several necessary steps that will not only bring out the beauty of your grass in the summer, but will also keep it green in the fall.

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Best Types of Flowers to Plant This Spring

Though it’s still cold, winter will be leaving us soon, so we’re looking forward to the traditional signs of spring: birds singing, leaves unfolding, and of course, flowers blooming.

You don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy some color in your yard. Plant some early spring flowers now. Some of the best choices for colorful perennials include:

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Five Fabulous Outdoor Hardscape Ideas for Fireplaces

Five Fabulous Outdoor Hardscape Ideas for Fireplaces

Regardless of the warming trends we’ve enjoyed during the past few years, Pittsburgh-area weather is usually pretty cold from November through March. Many traditional outdoor areas can only be enjoyed in the late spring, summer, and early fall. Pools, patios, and decks are usually abandoned until the chill is out of the air. 

Outdoor Fireplaces Add Comfort in Every Season

How about an idea for an outdoor feature that you can use the entire year in Pittsburgh? Fireplaces are an outdoor addition that add beauty and value to your property, while allowing you and your family a welcome escape from the indoors. Add a couple of cozy blankets and some outdoor cooking gear, and you’ll look forward to being outside. Continue reading