Comprehensive Landscaping Services
in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania
The Innovation You Need for the Outdoor Spaces You Dream Of
Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1788, giving it a long and mostly quiet history—the exception to that quiet being the Whiskey Rebellion, which came to a head in the area in 1794. In those days, small farms dotted the landscape, enjoying fertile soil and proximity to bustling Pittsburgh.
Residents enjoy Upper St. Clair's small-town charm, which helped earn this suburb a spot in U.S. News and World Report's 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Beautiful parks and trails are interspersed with lovely homes, many of which feature elegant front entrances with columns, stairs, and stone paths and well-manicured lawns. Backyards are as varied as the homeowners themselves, with each outdoor space reflecting the resident's lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.
At Local Roots Landscaping, we help Upper St. Clair homeowners personalize their outdoor lifestyle with custom landscaping services. We specialize in outdoor living, landscape design, installation, and maintenance, including plunge pools, outdoor kitchens, boulder walls, paver patios, fire pits, gardening, tree installation and removal, and more. Our goal is to elevate your lifestyle while increasing your property value and enhancing the entire neighborhood.
As a local company, we understand the Upper St. Clair horticulture, soil, and climate, as well as local building regulations. We want you to enjoy the landscaping process as well as your finished landscape, so we make it easy to work with us. Your dedicated project manager will offer updates as the project progresses, and you're welcome to offer feedback and ask questions any time. If we can't get to the phone, we'll respond to your messages within 24 hours.
From regular landscape maintenance and Automower installation to simple upgrades and elaborate outdoor renovations, Local Roots Landscaping offers a complete range of landscaping services. Owners Kenneth Deemer and Patrick Murray were born and raised in the area, and the deep commitment they have to this community has helped them grow Local Roots into the most-reviewed and highest-rated landscaping company in Southern Pennsylvania.
We're also proud to support the local non-profit organizations who work tirelessly to make the Pittsburgh area a better place for everyone to live.
Contact us to learn more about our reputation for excellence in Upper St. Clair and schedule your consultation.
Our Full Range of Landscaping Services
Local Roots Landscaping offers turn-key landscaping solutions for projects both large and small, residential and commercial. Whether you're looking for an extensive backyard renovation, or regular maintenance services, we're on the job. Take a closer look at what we can do for you:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering Landscaping Services in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania and Other Pittsburgh-Area Communities
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 Reputation Built on Hard Work, High-Quality Craftsmanship, and World-Class Service
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
We Follow a Proven Process for Excellent Results
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.
Landscaping Careers with Industry-Leading Pay, Opportunities for Growth, and More
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 to Learn More About Our Landscaping Services in Upper St. Clair
We attract the area's top landscaping professionals because we demand excellence, provide opportunities for growth and training, and offer the top pay in the industry. Our team offers landscaping services that give you more functional space at home, bring nature closer to you, and eliminate the DIY chores that jeopardize your free time.
Rely on us to excavate your yard, weed your garden, clean up after a storm, plant your trees, and do the fine woodworking, masonry, and more that contributes to a luxurious outdoor space. We have years of experience, top-of-the-line equipment, and deep respect for your time and your property. Contact us for more information about our landscaping services, and to schedule that consultation to jumpstart your landscaping project.