Retaining Walls
French Drains
Landscape Design
New Lawn Installation

A Guide to Excavation Services

What are Trench Digging Services?

Trenches are long and narrow holes with varying depths and are dug for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Utility lines
  • Foundation footings
  • Water pipes
  • Sewage pipes
  • Drainage pipes
  • French drains

Prior to employing a trench digging service for utilities, be sure to contact your utility company or city. Oftentimes they will want to supervise the process to ensure everything goes smoothly. (more…)

Upgrades to Improve Your Yard

As the weather warms up, you’ll be spending more time outside with family friends. Consider these ideas for upping the beauty and fun of your outdoor living space! (more…)

How Leveling Your Yard Prevents Water Damage

Why Should I Level my Yard?

Pittsburgh Excavating PittsburghA large flat yard with a relaxing outdoor living space and full of fresh blooms is something that many homeowners dream of, not a landscape that is full of hills and puddling water. If your landscape and yard are not what you pictured and you are struggling with water damage, luckily, we can help fix and prevent these issues through a method called yard leveling. South Hills homeowners can take advantage of this technique to get the most out of their yard. (more…)

Do I Need to Regrade My Yard?

Signs You Need to Regrade Your Yard

When looking out at your yard, you may notice that some of your yard is uneven and has probably been like that since you moved in. If your yard is not graded properly, it can lead to destroyed gardens, trees, grasses, and can also damage your home.

Preparing for a Retaining Wall

Guide for Retaining Wall Preparation 

If your yard contains dips, incline, or slopes, you may be considering having a retaining wall installed to prevent erosion, collapse or to help make your land more useable. Retaining walls can also be used to create tiered gardens or a raised seating area to enhance your outdoor space. (more…)

What is Land Grading?

In some cases, prior to beginning your landscaping project, the area may need to be graded. Land grading is a process where the surface is leveled. Dirt from the higher area is moved into the lower areas. This creates a level surface to serve as the foundation for your landscaping project. (more…)

Reasons You’ll Need a Retaining Wall

Do I Need a Retaining Wall?

You’ve invested a lot of time, effort, and money into keeping your home and landscape beautiful. To protect this investment, it is important to preserve the health of your home, which relies on the layout and the design of your land surrounding it. (more…)

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…)