When you think of landscaping, what comes to mind? Scenes of giant topiary? Jack Nicholson wandering through a haunted hedge maze? Well, you’re not wrong, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Landscaping is a service any home can benefit from, whether its a property with an inground pool or a row house with a postage stamp yard.
Landscaping is too often pushed to the back burner when it comes to home maintenance projects, but it should never be overlooked. It’s a simple way to improve the curb appeal of a home, raising the dollar value of your property and your neighborhood as a whole. But, even if you know you’ll never sell your home, landscaping has its benefits. Studies have shown that being in green spaces makes us live longer, happier lives, meaning you’ll get to spend more time in the house and community you love.
So, bring landscaping forward on your to-do list and let these six businesses help make you the yard of your dreams!
Local Roots was founded by Kenneth and Patrick, two Pittsburgh natives, in 2014. They set out with a mission of "cultivating beautiful communities in Pittsburgh from the outside in by creating a culture that fosters personal growth and community vitality while delivering World Class Landscape Services” and have found resounding success.
Both Kenneth and Patrick have 10 years of landscaping experiences under their tool belts. They are also committed to helping other Pittsburgh businesses, choosing to purchase their supplies from local small businesses all while ensuring their clients are provided with high quality materials.
When it comes to landscaping, these guys can handle:
Landscape design and installation
Decorative garden beds
Mature tree and sod installation
Spring and Fall cleaning
Creating outdoor living spaces like patios, pools, and kitchens
Lighting, carpentry, and irrigation
Google Reviews user Nicole Tyson commented on Local Roots, saying, “We reached out to local roots for help with landscaping, sod placement, and drainage. It was a big job and they did not disappoint. They are truly the nicest and hardest working guys we have met… Will and his crew were polite and always gave us an end of the day update. Getting this update was extremely nice because we were always clear where they were in the project… I would highly recommend this company. We will be asking for their services again in the future.”
Since 1997, Steel City Landscape has been providing Southwestern PA with stellar landscaping services. They are a fully insured business with a commitment to being professional and reliable. Steel City also has a goal of using eco-friendly products on their projects, like organic weed killer, propane based lawn mowers, and organic sealing compounds. By promoting eco-friendly lawn care, Steel City is not only looking out for your yard, but our community as a whole.
You can get a free estimate for your project by filling out a form on their website. Their expertise includes:
Lawn and bed maintenance
Spring and Fall leaf pickup
Mulching and edging
Tree and shrub care
Retaining wall installation
Patios, pavers, walkways, driveways
Outdoor living spaces
Landscape installation and planting
Stephanie Kearney on Google Reviews said, “We were very impressed with the work Steel City did at our house - these guys worked so hard and took great care to make sure everything was done properly and carefully - even cleaning off our neighbor's driveway after mulching. So thoughtful and always checking to make sure we were happy with the progress. Can't recommend these guys enough.”
Zalars LLC is owned and operated by the titular Matthew Zalar. Matthew and his team have been working to improve the yards of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area since 2005. Zalars LLC works to meet your budget while always providing high quality, masterful work.
This business services Baldwin, Whitehall, Brentwood, Castle Shannon, Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Jefferson Hills, West Mifflin, Dravosburg, Elizabeth, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, Mt. Washington, Brookline and all of the South Hills. If you live in any of these areas, they can give you a hand when it comes to:
Poison ivy removal
Tree and shrub installation
Pavers and retaining walls
Outdoor living areas
Fall and Spring pickup
Snow and ice management
Bulk material sales
An Angie’s List user wrote, “Stop your search...call Zalar's. Our highest compliment is they treated our lawn as if it were their own… The ground was prepared and seeded, weeds and old shrubs removed, all beds were mulched, beautiful new shrubs were planted, and a very, very heavy lawn ornament was picked-up and installed. Beyond the very fair, highly competitive price, Adam and Eric proved to be highly skilled craftsmen… The smallest detail did not escape their attention. Zalar's has our unqualified endorsement.”
Gardenalia began in 2002 as a garden boutique, but soon expanded their services to cover the creation and maintenance of eco-friendly green spaces in Pittsburgh. Their goal is to provide service that will aid in establishing sustainable gardens, lawns, and outdoor areas using holistic approaches. Gardenalia prides itself on being respectful and professionalism, going so far as to remain an ongoing resource for their clients on how to improve their property once the job is done.
Gardenalia has a variety of services to offer, including:
Landscape design and architecture
Container and edible gardening
Lisa Todd on Google Reviews praised Gardenalia with this note: “This is the very best full service landscaping business in Pittsburgh.we have hired them for a number of years and they never disappoint. I'm a picky Master Gardener, and these folks are the top of the crop.”
412-841-2062 | 212 Soose Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 | ezpgh.com
Ez Landscaping is an Angie’s List certified business that promises to provide high quality landscaping services all across Pittsburgh. Since 2013 they have gained a reputation for being trustworthy, professional, and considerate and are well known for helping Pittsburghers out when it comes to all their decorative or functional landscaping needs.
Ez Landscaping provides free estimates and is ready to help you with any outdoor job you may have, such as:
If you’re in the market for true Yinzers, the kind of guys who’ll quote Pittsburgh Dad, wipe their hands on a trusty Terrible Towel, and complain about the traffic on Penn Ave. in the same breath, well then look no further. They’re basically like if your Uncle Ron had the expertise of a master gardener, contractor, renovator, and handyman.
Honest Renovators is the go-to business for any and all indoor/outdoor services in the Burgh. They know how pricey landscaping services can be in this day and age, but they promise not to break your bank. They’ll leave your property looking better than you ever could have imagined for a fraction of the price you feared.
Honest Renovators will go above and beyond your landscaping expectations when it comes to:
Tree and shrub trimming
Basically, any project or job you could ever need to fix up your house
Fling ling on Google Reviews was generous enough to write, “Excellent work with a focus on quality. That is what you get when you hire Honest Renovators. The staff is very knowledgeable, will answer all of your questions and keep you informed during the construction process.. I was thoroughly impressed with them all.”
So, the next time you’re in need of any landscaping, be it a mowed lawn or a full makeover, we hope you’ll give Honest Renovators or one of these great Pittsburgh companies a shot. By the end, your yard will be as lush as Phipps and as green as Heinz field.
Nora Tomer is a born and bred Pittsburgher who currently attends Chatham University as a fourth-year creative writing major. She loves dogs, comics, and anything vaguely fantastic. You can connect with Nora on LinkedIn.