Landscaper Dan Tavormina participates in the spring planting at Pittsburgh International Airport. (Photo by Beth Hollerich)

Planting Season Finally Arrives at PIT

In Western Pennsylvania, “planting season” is more of a rhetorical question than a defined period. Just last week, we saw temperatures near the freezing point on Memorial Day.

Mid-30s. The day before June 1.

Losing plants to a late-spring frost is frustrating to homeowners with small gardens. Imagine being responsible for dozens of acres of grass, hedges, flowers and more, like our Field Maintenance team, and having to start over from scratch.

Given the plummeting mercury early in the week, Field’s decision to wait until June 1 to dive headfirst into our summer landscaping work seems all the more prescient. They started off with more than 50 flats of begonias and canna lilies and 40 yards of mulch for garden areas, as well as 130 petunias for concrete planters.

We’re just happy one of our favorite times of year at the airport is finally here, and we hope you enjoy a look at PIT getting pretty for summer.

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