Dirt Landscaping Collective

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Camus

We are currently entertaining select design consultations and fine gardening appointments for the 2018 season, please contact us for more information.

designs and maintains ecological, chemical free, native plant gardens

Photography by Dirt Landscaping Collective 

 

COnsultation

Every job starts with a visit from someone on our team.

  • schedule an appointment 
  • walk though your property
  • talk about the work
  • take measurements and photos
  • do a soil test   
  • create a bid and submit it to you
  • then wait for your reponse
  • we may revisit the design
  • or get started with the work
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Services

We offer a wide array of services to help you create the garden you want. Services include but are not limited too. 

  • garden design
  • installation
  • maintenance
  • spring and fall clean outs
  • perennial/edible/native plantings
  • sheet mulching
  • debris removal
  • mowing, weeding
  • pruning, hedge trimming  
  • side by side gardening lessons
  • and much more... 
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Passion

Providing you with persistent and delicate care we believe that a healthy, diverse, and balanced garden ecosystem is one small way we can all be good stewards of the Earth.

First draft of garden plan

First draft of garden plan

Peaceful design for a meditation garden

 

Here we designed a peaceful meditation space for an enclosed outdoor courtyard. Working with the client we chose to create a loose stone patio and a plant design using shade plants which allowed us to respond to the existing artwork. Creating a calm and engaging space.

 

 
before

before

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after

after

A yard turns into a magical pollinator play land.

 

Here we turned a strip of lawn with two narrow plant beds into a bountiful all season native pollinator garden. 

 

 
Turf Removed/Path Laid

Turf Removed/Path Laid

Freshly planted

Freshly planted

High Summer

High Summer

Planting

Planting

Spring

Spring

Native Plant Shade Garden

 

This native plant shade garden in Swisshelm park was planted in collaboration with designer Elle Seanor. Dirt Landscaping installed the gardens, the gravel paths, laid the mulch, and placed stone borders for the planting beds and paths. With this garden we were able to start to build an understory mimicking that of PA woodlands. In a few years time where there was once a hard break between house, lawn, and the woodland edge you will find a smooth transition from nature to the indoors. 

 
After laying weed barrier and fresh sheet mulching but before the planting.

After laying weed barrier and fresh sheet mulching but before the planting.

We create, maintain, and care for your gardens like their are own.

 

Dirt Landscaping offers many services besides garden design and installation. We want to work with you to create a seasonal maintenance plan that fits your garden. From waking your gardens up in the spring to putting them to bed for the winter we're there to offer you persistent and delicate care. 

 

 
Example of an existing garden in Shadyside that we maintain with spring cleanups, mulching, weeding, dividing, composting, fall cleanup, and leaf removal. 

Example of an existing garden in Shadyside that we maintain with spring cleanups, mulching, weeding, dividing, composting, fall cleanup, and leaf removal. 

Weeding and mulching front garden beds for a home in Highland Park.

Weeding and mulching front garden beds for a home in Highland Park.

Before a clean out

Before a clean out

Seasonal maintenance helps keep the original design in place in Polish Hill.

Seasonal maintenance helps keep the original design in place in Polish Hill.

After a clean out

After a clean out