My Yard Keeps Flooding

Tips for Flooding Yards 

Flooding yards are a common issue for many Pittsburgh homeowners. If your yard looks like a swamp after a rainstorm, this is a sign that you have drainage issues that need to be fixed as soon as possible. (more…)

Benefits of Retaining Walls

Best Parts of Having a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls serve as a popular landscaping tool and offer homeowners a variety of benefits. From seating to enhancing curb appeal, retaining walls open a world of possibilities! With the experienced team at J Birds Landscaping, homeowners can utilize retaining walls at their South Hills area homes in a variety of amazing ways. (more…)

Start Overseeding This Fall!

Tips for Overseeding this Fall

The cooler nights, paired with mild, shorter days common in the fall season, make for the perfect time to overseed your lawn and repair any thin or bare areas of grass. These conditions are perfect for seed germinations, allow grass seed to better maintain moisture. The lower temperatures also allow seedlings to thrive rather than die out due to the extreme heat of the summer. (more…)

How to Fix a Dry Yard

During hot, humid summer days in Pittsburgh, your lawn may not be getting enough water to grow full and green. At J Bird’s Landscaping, we have provided you with a few tips to help you make sure your dry yard is getting enough water. 


Popular Outdoor Landscaping Ideas

Updating Your Outdoor Landscaping

With the weather in Pittsburgh warming up, you’ll be spending more time outside at home with friends and family. To get the most out of your landscape, the team at J Bird’s Landscaping, your lawn care experts in South Hills, has put together a few creative landscaping ideas to impress. 


When Do I need a French Drain?

French Drains: How Do They Work?

Having issues with water in your crawl space? Then a French drain may be the solution you need to keep water out of your home. While an expert can tell you if you need a French drain or not, there are some signs you can look for yourself to determine whether you may need one or not. (more…)

When Should I Start Planting Seeds?

You Expert Guide to Seed Planting 

Starting seeds at the right time is crucial to ensure your plants thrive during the growing season. To begin, it is important to start your seed indoors to ensure that your crops get a head start on the growing season. 
This also gives them the chance to grow in a stable environment resulting in a better harvest. At J Bird’s Landscaping, your premier source of lawn care in the South Hills, we’ve put together some tips for planting seeds to help you get the most out of the garden this year. 


Can You Landscape in the Winter?

Pittsburgh Winter Lawn Care 

While the bulk of landscaping work is in the summer and fall, there are a few ways you can landscape and prepare your lawn for the winter season. By properly maintaining and preparing your lawn for winter, you can encourage new growth for a healthy green lawn come springtime. (more…)

Do I Dethatch My Lawn in the Spring?

Best Times to Dethatch Your Lawn

The best time of year to dethatch your lawn relies heavily on the type of grass you have. Warm-season grasses such as St. Augustine, Bermuda, Bahia should be typically be dethatched in the late spring to early summer. (more…)

How To Prepare Your Sprinklers for Winter

How Winter Impacts Your Sprinkler System

With winter just around the corner in Pittsburgh, it’s time to begin preparing your lawn for the cold and snow. With icy roads and slippery sidewalks, winter brings a variety of hazards along with it, including threats to the health of your lawn. Snow mold is a common culprit, infecting your lawn with a fungal disease while the cold wind can damage the interior and exterior of plants and dehydrate them. (more…)