Your Outdoor Living
Specialists in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
Creative Family Spaces that Enrich Your Daily Life
Your outdoor living space is more than a gathering place. It's a work of art, a reflection of your home and lifestyle. That's what fine materials, expert craftsmanship, and attention to detail can bring to a backyard, making your outdoor living area more than you ever imagined.
This is where you'll spend time under the sun, enjoying the natural world and renewing your energy. It's where you'll come together with friends and family to share a meal and chat late into the evening. It's where your kids and pets will play, where you'll create more space for the things you love the most, and it needs to be more than a few chairs around a table.
Local Roots Landscaping specializes in the unique outdoor living designs and installations that bring your outdoor vision to life. Over the years, we've had the honor of designing and installing outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, outdoor kitchens and built-in grills, boulder walls, pools, paver patios, pergolas, and so much more, all surrounded by the grass, flowers, turf, trees, and other green features you love. Each of these creations is unique because every client is different. Your existing architecture, the size and condition of your property, the way you intend to use your outdoor space, and your preferences for colors and materials all come into play when we create your design, and the result is always something fresh and new, something you won't find anywhere else in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania.
Outdoor living is just one division of our landscaping company. We offer land management, landscape maintenance, and more for both homes and businesses in our community. Contact us today—we'll return your message within 24 hours on business days to answer your questions or take the next steps toward your rejuvenated outdoor living area.
Outdoor Enhancements and the People Who Love Them
We're proud to be the most-reviewed and highest-rated landscaping company in the area, but it makes us happiest to know that's because our clients truly love the work we do for them. Read what they have to say about their landscaping:
My experience with Local Roots was great from the first design consultation through the completion of my backyard retreat. I had a small backyard that was challenged by a steep hill. The team was able to install a beautiful, two tiered retaining wall that provided enough space for a dream patio and all-season plunge pool. Thanks for making the unbelievable come true for me!
- Ken Kmetz
Kenneth and his crew went above and beyond to satisfy the requests we had for our backyard hardscape. Professional from beginning to end! Greg and his team did masterful paving work - clean lines, improved the grades and left our place looking great! We will enjoy our yard for years to come.... These guys are top notch and I will hire them again!
- Mark Yocca
Local Roots did an excellent job on our back patio renovation. They stepped up when our prior general contractor fell through and left the project in disarray. They were able to complete all the remaining work, and work with subcontractors as needed. The end result looks awesome and we would definitely recommend them to our friends.
- Brian Pollack
I was extremely satisfied with the two landscape jobs completed by Local Roots for my city property in Lawrenceville. Ken did a fabulous job with the design and was very responsive to my ideas and questions regarding plant choices. The projects involved removal of old hardscape as well as very old, overgrown plantings. The workers were extremely professional and completed the work in a timely fashion. Wouldn't hesitate to use Local Roots services again!
- Michele Evans
Local Roots is extremely professional and has great quality. All of their crews are friendly and helpful and clearly take pride in their work.
- David Riehl
Local Roots is absolutely incredible! I would trust them with any and all landscaping and hardscaping projects! This may sound cheesy, but it is absolutely accurate to say that Local Roots will make your dreams come true! Their work is professional, custom, and of high quality. They will give you exactly what you want AND make suggestions to even improve upon on your ideas. Most of all, they are TRUSTWORTHY and of high character, which is hard to find these days. Highly recommend this five-star company.
- Catherine Agate
Local Roots Landscaping sets the bar high in the Pittsburgh area and delivers high quality workmanship. In working with their team, my experience has been nothing but awesome! If you are thinking about doing any type of updates or new outdoor areas, they are who you want doing the work!
- Nina Andaloro
Pictures say it all! Could not be happier with the outcome. Never thought I would be proud of the front of my house with how it looked before but now I love showing it off! Fantastic company and employees! Highly recommend.
- Dan Wisniewski
Local Roots has changed the way our house looks and feels by elevating our landscaping to the max! The crew is super friendly and professional and they really went the extra mile on cleaning things up. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for some help on landscaping design and execution. 10/10 experience.
- Kendall Hannan
Local Roots has very knowledgeable staff that complete the job well. They have been very punctual, communicate well before and after any job, and always leave a site looking at it's best. I have had many jobs completed by landscape companies that send people out to complete a job without any plant knowledge, and believe me its shows - Local Roots has trained staff that excel in their work and make sound and smart decisions when completing any job. Highly recommend!! The owners are really nice, smart and motivated guys as well - definitely give them a call for any landscape work you need!
- Marah Vecenie
A Peek Inside Our Portfolio—and Over Your Neighbor's Fence
Find your own landscaping inspiration in our portfolio. Imagine stepping into incredible spaces like these and calling it your own:
How We Set Ourselves Apart
As Pittsburgh's premier outdoor living experts, we take a personalized approach to your project that ensures friendly collaboration and safe, efficient construction. The work is built on our relationship with you because we know this is more than landscaping: this is your home. We aim to elevate your experience with us:
- Multiple industry certifications and affiliations
- The highest-rated area landscaping company with a reputation for being easy to work with
- A highly-trained crew with specialized skills in woodworking, masonry, and more, who receive industry-leading pay for their expertise
- Years of experience in Pittsburgh and around the world with water and fire features, outdoor cooking and grilling spaces, retaining walls, paver patios, large-scale plantings, and many other outdoor living elements
- A guarantee that we'll respond to your calls, questions, and appointment requests within 24 hours on business days
- A dedicated project manager and set crew for your project, so you have one point of contact throughout the process
- Guidance and advice for how to take care of your upgraded outdoor living space, which continues long after the work is done
- Longtime local connections that include growers and suppliers, plus an understanding of local regulations that govern outdoor home renovations
- A local company with a promise to give back to the community we serve with a minimum of $1,000 per month to support non-profit organizations
It's not just about making Fox Chapel and other Pittsburgh communities more beautiful—it's about making it simple for you to enjoy that beauty with an outdoor upgrade of your own. Contact us to get started.
Services Designed to Exceed Your Expectations
Our residential and commercial landscaping services are customized according to your property and preferences. We offer turn-key solutions for projects of all sizes:
From outdoor kitchens and built-in grills to outdoor fire pits, fireplaces, and paver patios, we create backyard escapes that rival your favorite vacation resorts.
Every installation starts with a brilliant plan, and our in-house designers and architects work closely with you to design a one-of-a-kind landscape to match your wishes.
Our installation crews have specialized skills, including woodworking and masonry.
Save time and hassle by hiring professionals to take care of your lawn, garden, and more.
It’s time to reimagine what it means to add a pool to your home and jump into one of our client’s favorite additions. With a short, simple installation process and a variety of customizable options, your plunge pool will fit beautifully into your outdoor space and arrives ready for install.
Have your Automower installed by our trained technicians, then enjoy a perfectly lush lawn all season long with this cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to regular mowing.
Low-maintenance, low-water, and better for the environment, we use local plants when appropriate, earth-friendly materials, and eco-conscious landscape design to preserve your property for the next generation.
Sod and Turf
Enjoy an instantly beautiful lawn, complete with expert care and management services to keep it at its best.
We offer erosion control, excavation, stormwater management, and more to prepare your property for a landscape installation, protect your hardscapes and architecture, and ensure the health of your soil and plants.
Commercial Landscaping Services
Commercial property owners can take advantage of our full range of services, including power washing, tree removal, drainage solutions, sod installation, full-scale design, and so much more.
How We Take Your Project From Idea to Reality
With years of experience behind us, we've streamlined our process to make every landscaping project simple and enjoyable for you. Here's what you can expect when you work with us on a design-build project:
Lay the Groundwork
Book your consultation through our online scheduling system directly with our designers at a time that works for you. The designer will determine whether you need a design (and can proceed to the next steps) or if we can skip that phase and put your project on the schedule right away.
Fill out the questionnaire at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled site visit. This gives the designer more information about what you're looking for and will help you and the team make the most of the on-site visit.
Create Your Plan
Your designer will arrive on time and will take a few photos and measurements, and discuss your vision for the space (Design packages are $85 per hour/$3,000 project minimum). Within 48 hours of the visit, your designer will be in touch with the design cost and to schedule a date for the project presentation where they will present a high-level plan for your project. You'll also receive a rough estimate for both the cost and the timeline of the project. When you're ready to move forward, you'll sign the agreement, pay your deposit, and be added to our schedule.
You’ll receive all the details of your design concept along with a complete project budget and timeline.
You'll enjoy one point of contact with a dedicated project manager and crew throughout your project. They will work safely and efficiently from 8:00-5:00 on business days, keeping you up-to-date on their progress, and any time that you have questions or concerns.
When your project is complete, your project manager will do a final walk-through with you and make sure all items in the punch list are documented and that we follow-through on completion of the items. At this point we will invoice you for the remaining balance and if you’re willing, request that you submit a review through our website.
Proudly Serving Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania with Outdoor Living Solutions and More
You can see our work throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, including in these communities:
Pittsburgh • Sewickley • Sewickley Heights • Fox Chapel • Upper St. Clair • Mount Lebanon • Highland Park • Cranberry Township • Shadyside • Squirrel Hill • Lawrenceville • Warrendale • Valencia • Mars • Hampton Township • Gibsonia • Bradford Hills • Allison Park • Venetia • Wexford
A Supportive Work Culture with Industry-Leading Pay: Put Your Landscaping Expertise to Work With Us
If you're an experienced landscaping professional with a desire to build a career with the area's best landscaping company, we'd love to hear from you. We also love training individuals with little to no experience, but who have a passion for the industry and a willingness to learn! With a people-focused work environment, the area's top industry pay, and plenty of opportunities for education, training, and advancement, we're creating a great place to work as we create Pittsburgh's most beautiful landscapes. Visit our careers page to see our available positions and apply today.
Contact Us and Start Your Outdoor Living Project
Outdoor living areas increase property value, extend the livable area in your home, and create a family-friendly space where people are naturally drawn to gather. Take inspiration from our award-winning designs, tell us about your greatest outdoor wishes, then work with us to create a space all your own that flows seamlessly with your existing architecture. Whether you need a few fresh plantings or an entirely new backyard in Fox Chapel, complete with a pool, a large paver patio, and an outdoor kitchen, we're on the job. Contact us and get started today.