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6 must read vegetable garden tips

6 must read vegetable garden tips

So, this is a year you are going to start a garden? That's great! At this point, you are probably aware of all the benefits of home gardening. Many of...
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The importance of boulders in natural water features

The importance of boulders in natural water features

Pittsburgh water feature expert Scott Rudolph shows us the importance of properly chosen and installed natural boulders.   Transcription Hey everybody Scott Rudolph here with Eichenlaub. Today I want to...
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Why we love nature – the biophilia hypothesis

Why we love nature – the biophilia hypothesis

The idea: “biophilia hypothesis,” suggests that we love nature because we evolved in it. We need it for our psychological well-being because it’s in our DNA.  Nature helps us to relax and...
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5 great but underused perennials

5 great but underused perennials

Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist Kevin Prall discusses 5 great perennials in 2 minutes     Questions? contact Kevin at: kprall@eichenlaub.com
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See your outdoor lighting here

See your outdoor lighting here

We have 51 outdoor lighting fixtures.  Each one can be show individually so you can see many combinations of landscape lighting.  You simply can not get more lighting ideas and...
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Make COR-TEN Steep patina in days

Make COR-TEN Steep patina in days

COR-TEN steel - sometimes written without the hyphen as corten steel is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting and form a stable...
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Outdoor Drainage Maintenance for a Better Landscape

Outdoor Drainage Maintenance for a Better Landscape

Tips for Maintaining Your Landscape Drains We recommend checking the grates of your box drains and the gravel of your French drains (with gravel to the surface) regularly and remove...
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Selecting and adding fish to your water feature

Selecting and adding fish to your water feature

Scott Rudolph is a water feature expert at Eichenlaub: Transcription Hey everybody, Scott Rudolph with Eichenlaub here, and I’m pumped because we’re at Natures Aquatics today to pick out our...
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Shopping for Plants: Thoughtful plant choice over impulsive buying

Shopping for Plants: Thoughtful plant choice over impulsive buying

The growing season is fast approaching. The local big box stores will soon be bringing myriads of plants for sale. It is very typical that these plants show up forced...
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5 mistakes people make when installing a water feature

5 mistakes people make when installing a water feature

Water features can be rewarding enhancements to a landscape.  Before breaking ground, consider these 5 common mistakes people make when installing a water feature.   Here is what we found after...
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3 Common Outdoor Furniture Mistakes

3 Common Outdoor Furniture Mistakes

The biggest mistake we see people make when ordering outdoor furniture online or even when purchasing from a store is buying the wrong size!  The last thing you want is a...
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Outdoor Furniture Trends For 2017

Outdoor Furniture Trends For 2017

Outdoor furniture will be Clean- Contemporary – Conversational in in 2017. Clean and contemporary means more sleek powder coated metal and dark synthetic resin frames with simple, sometimes bold color cushions and pillows.  Quality powder...
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When do I prune?

When do I prune?

Working in the Landscape Horticulture profession for over 30 years I have heard one question asked more often than any other- When do I prune? One thing to note before we...
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The Outdoor Living Studio

The Outdoor Living Studio

Introducing The Outdoor Living Studio.  A place unique to Pittsburgh, where you can experience the finest outdoor living elements.  Browse elegantly designed and expertly hand crafted stone, wood, copper and other...
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To Bee or not to Bee?

To Bee or not to Bee?

There is only one answer to this question! Recently and unfortunately, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee has become the first bee in the continental US to be listed as an endangered...
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The first landscape plants to show blosson in the garden

The first landscape plants to show blosson in the garden

The days are short, nights are long and most days here in Pittsburgh tend to be cloudy, rainy or snowy.  There is light at the end of the tunnel!  We...
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Winter Lighting Ideas

Winter Lighting Ideas

Take advantage of shorter winter days and create beautiful views with outdoor landscape lighting. It’s cold outside and with winter’s shorter days it is dark in the morning and before...
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Watering Your Lawn

Watering Your Lawn

Important: Please contact us before applying crabgrass control or any other lawn care products in the months before and after your seeding. Watering is so important that it can make the difference between...
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Planning Your Dream Outdoor Space

Planning Your Dream Outdoor Space

Outdoor living is becoming more and more popular, and for good reason.  Being outside is relaxing, healthy, and with the right design, versatile and comfortable.  A little early planning will...
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Winter Ideas for Outside

Winter Ideas for Outside

January is a great time to add instant color, get your existing landscape under control and plan for that perfect outdoor space that you will enjoy for years to come! Here...
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