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Lawn Lords Lawn Care & Landscape Services

Lawn Lords Lawn Care & Landscape Services

4.4 (16)
Lawn Lords Lawn Care offers prompt, reliable services in Pittsburgh  and the surrounding communities We are an insured landscaping company that dedicates its time to making sure the job is done right. All employees are non-smoking at work in a professional manner. We have over 100 years of combined of experience. Our services consist of grass cutting, shrub trimming, mulching, edging, spring/fall cleanups, patio pavers, retaining walls of all types, tree pruning and removal, excavating, etc. Don't be fooled by the amateur landscaper who will underbid the job just to get it, then suddenly an incident occurs where they need to increase the ... View Profile
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Ray Long Construction

Ray Long Construction

4.4 (7)
Very good professional services highly recommend fear prices 
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J&J Contracting P.A. L.L.C

J&J Contracting P.A. L.L.C

5.0 (5)
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TCB Lawn And Landscape Svc.

TCB Lawn And Landscape Svc.

4.0 (4)
We offer a verity of different services. Home pressure washing, Tree trimming and removal, home/apt cleanout, hauling, moving svc, sm demolition, sewer drain clearing, lawn landscape mulching. Brush removal, lot mowing. Etc. We do just about everything just ask if not we can recommend another service provider.
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Nolan’s Lawncare And Landscaping

Nolan’s Lawncare And Landscaping

2.3 (3)
Quality work and great service 
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New Look Landscaping

New Look Landscaping

32 years experience. As a landscape designer I can save you time and money by knowing what to plant and where. Anyone can plant a tree. I know the best choices for  our area. I look at your home and yard as if it was my own. I know  the value of money and how important it is to spend it wisely the first time.
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Barbish Inc. Property Maintenance Services , Hauling & Excavation

Barbish Inc. Property Maintenance Services , Hauling & Excavation

At Barbish Inc, We pride ourself in all aspects of this competitive industry. We are constantly being proactive and doing our due diligence to stay on top of the wide verity of services we offer. If you're a customer of ours, drive by one of our work locations or simply pass on of our trucks you will see it's obvious we are constantly investing back in to our business and meticulously maintain or trucks & Equipment. It's always been Very important to us to maintain a Strong, Professional & Clean imagine. I've have always thought to myself if someone cares that much to take such good care of everything  ! It shows they must really ... View Profile
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A&N Lawn Service Inc.

A&N Lawn Service Inc.

Our mission is to enhance the appeal and value of our clients’ properties while exceeding their expectations. A&N Lawn Service, Inc. can make your yard and outdoor property look great. Since 1996, we’ve offered landscaping, lawn, and hardscaping services to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Butler County, and surrounding communities. A & N specializes in: Outdoor Living Spaces. This includes patio spaces, outdoor kitchen, and Versa-Lok retaining walls that are designed with pavers Landscape Design and Installation. Whether you’d like to spruce up your existing landscaping or create a whole new look, our experienced team ... View Profile
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Hilty Construction

Hilty Construction

Hilty Construction is more than just your normal companies. We offer a lot  services to the public. Services such as tree service, landscaping, lawncare, pressure washing, excavation, snow removal, and etc.
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Fred Galvez Co

Fred Galvez Co

50+ years of daily hands on construction work .. possess top notch trade and technical skills .  I work for most government agencies ( federal, state and local throughout Southwestern PA)    I also use my skills to help residential and commercial customers .  My bonded government work is performed under the name investment & enterprise inc for past 50 years .. and my residential work is performed under my own name -  Fred Galvez I have many 5 star reviews and profiles on Home Advisor and Networx   ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to regrade a lawn or level land?

Leveling a yard costs $500 to $1,000 for small lawns or $1,000 to $5,000 for a full backyard. Land grading costs $0.40 to $2.00 per square foot or $17,400 to $43,600 per acre. Fixing grading around a house costs $500 to $3,000.

What is grading land?

Land grading is the process of leveling the ground or contouring the slope to ensure proper water drainage. Grading often involves moving dirt from the highest areas of the yard to the lowest places to remove a slope.

  • Grading corrects the yard's slope to drain water away from the home's foundation.
  • Leveling is a form of grading that creates a smooth, even surface.

When do I need to regrade my yard?

Look for these signs that a yard needs regrading:

  • Pooling water on the lawn, hardscapes, or driveways
  • Flooding in the basement or around the foundation
  • Soil erosion
  • Spongy soil from too much water collecting in low areas
  • Mold, fungus, or dead grass and plants due to improper drainage
  • Heavily exposed tree roots
  • Uneven areas of cut grass due to peaks and depressions in the lawn
  • Installing a pool
  • Building a home, addition, or deck
  • Redoing your landscaping

When is the best time of year to regrade a yard?

The best time to regrade a yard is in the Spring or Fall during dry weather, or immediately with drainage issues. Pros recommend reseeding or laying new sod immediately after grading to hold the soil in place. Avoid grading during the rainy season as the loose topsoil may wash away.

How long does it take to level a yard?

Leveling a yard takes 3 days to 1 week on average, depending on the size, slope, and terrain complexity. Grading for smaller landscaping projects may take as little as 1 day.

Does land grading increase property value?

Land grading may increase property value for homes in flood zones or with steeply sloped yards. Buyers with children typically prefer houses with level backyards. Grading as part of a larger landscape design project can increase property value by 5% to 12%.

How to find local residential grading contractors?

Start by searching our list of yard grading services, then compare reviews and costs. Next:

    • Get at least three quotes to compare. Grading companies require an onsite visit to provide an accurate estimate.
    • Choose a company with extensive residential land grading experience.
    • Look for pros with Erosion and Sediment Control certification.
    • Look at their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
    • Select a company that is licensed, bonded, and insured.
    • Request a comprehensive grading plan detailing the landscaping, elevation, and drainage.
    • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
    • Avoid companies with the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
    • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What questions to ask grading companies?

When hiring a grading service, ask them the following questions:

  • How many grading projects like mine have you handled before?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Are you certified in Erosion and Sediment Control?
  • Do you own or rent your excavation equipment? Does the estimate include all equipment and delivery fees?
  • Will you flag any buried pipes and utility lines before work begins?
  • Does the estimate include fill dirt, topsoil, and dirt delivery fees?
  • Does the estimate include cleanup and debris removal?
  • What other costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • Will I need a grading surety bond? If so, will you help me obtain one?
  • How long will the project take?