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4 Benefits of Planting ‘Winter Interest’ Plants

January 17, 2018

The winter weather tends to bring a boring, cold landscape that further makes us want spring to come as soon as possible. All the plants in a landscape are frozen in time or cut back to the ground, awaiting the weather to break and bring us their colorful interest for yet another season.


This winter, as you stay warm in your home, consider spots outside that could benefit from a little color added to an otherwise bland landscape. Winter interest plants may not warm you up, but they are sure to bring some color and life during the boring winter days.


4 Benefits of Planting ‘Winter Interest’ Plants This Season:

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5 Tips on Keeping Fresh Landscape Installations Looking Great

5 Tips on Keeping Fresh Landscape Installations Looking Great

January 2, 2018

Your new landscape may look spectacular for the first year, but it could revert to being lackluster shortly thereafter without pest control, plant feeding, and routine pruning.



A professional landscaping makeover can greatly enhance the value of any home. Keeping a freshly landscaped property well maintained is an art in itself. If you want your landscape to continue to flourish and look nice year after year, you will need to initiate a landscape maintenance plan.


The importance of maintaining your landscape plants and properly feeding, pruning and protected from extreme temperature and pests cannot be overstated. Now that you have invested in creating a beautiful outdoor environment, it is time to protect that investment.

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Did You Know DiSabatino Landscaping Designs Beautiful Patios With Pergolas?

Did You Know DiSabatino Landscaping Designs Beautiful Patios With Pergolas?

December 19, 2017

DiSabatino Landscaping builds beautiful pergolas integrated expertly with custom designed patios and decks. A pergola can provide protection from direct sunlight, yet allow for air to circulate freely. This makes them a welcome respite from the harsh rays of the afternoon sun. Making them a perfect feature of an outdoor living space.



Check out this charming outdoor space that DiSabatino’s creative hardscape architects designed and installed for the Heald Property in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Notice the various gathering places, such as the awesome fire pit adjacent to the Italian Renaissance style pergola. Perfect for outdoor entertainment and enjoyment.

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Why is Winter Pruning Important?

Why Late Winter is the Best Time to Prune

December 5, 2017

Most would be surprised to learn that winter is the best time to prune your deciduous plants. Though it might be frigid and snowy outside, pruning plants in the winter months while they lay dormant promotes fast regrowth come spring.



Proper pruning can enhance the health and look of your trees and shrubs. Winter is a good time because most woody plants are dormant and so too are the many insects and diseases that could potential invade at the location of the pruning cuts.


Why is Winter Pruning Important?

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Delaware Hardscaping ExpertsCheck Out This Brick Edged Slate Patio Design by DiSabatino Landscaping in Delaware

November 21, 2017

DiSabatino Landscaping of Delaware has built a stellar reputation for quality custom hardscape designs in the Delaware area. This example above shows how we can convert a aged and stained brick patio can be converted to a beautiful slate patio edged superbly with red brick.


Note the excellent use of space and the professional way in which the designers meld this outdoor space to reflect the nature of the home’s design. Creating an outdoor living space increases the square footage of your home and increase its value and curb appeal.

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 5 Great Tips for Preparing Your Patio for Winter5 Great Tips for Preparing Your Patio for Winter

November 7, 2017

The fall weather has been extremely mild, which may fool many of us into becoming content with putting off the annual task of preparing patios and decks for the approaching winter season. Some might feel winterizing outdoor living spaces at this time is a little premature.


At DiSabatino Landscaping, we strongly suggest that now is the perfect time to prepare your patio for winter before the morning frost sets in. Take the time to do a thorough inspection and assessment of your patios, driveways and walkways to protect them from the freeze/thaw cycles sure to be heading our way soon.


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Don't Settle For Second Best - Hire Premier Outdoor Architects Today!Don’t Settle For Second Best – Hire the Premier Outdoor Architects Today!

October 24, 2017

Our professional landscape team created this beautiful outdoor living space for a residence located in Garnet Valley PA. We added a modern waterfall feature at the center of the walled stone patio with a conversation fire pit on one side and a full outdoor cooking area with seating for eight on the other. Notice the recessed LED lighting and miniature plantings used as ascents throughout. As well as the mature trees, mulching and luscious sod.


As you can see, DiSabatino Landscaping can handle ALL your landscaping and hardscaping needs. Why settle for second best? Hire the premier outdoor architects today!

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faulty drainage systemGot Drainage? Proper Drainage Benefits Your Landscaping and Your Home’s Foundation

October 10, 2017

If your yard has a variety of climates, you might want to invest in a drainage system that can correct improper water maintenance and protect your property.


My property has many issues; I have a soggy swamp-like area in one spot, a brittle dried out dessert-like section with tumbleweeds in another and finally, a vibrant oasis in another. It is frustrating that only a portion of my landscaping is thriving, while the rest is an outright embarrassment. Besides that, my sump pump and dehumidifier is constantly cycling.

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Check out this recent transformation of an aged and worn backyard patio.Create a Spectacular Outdoor Living Space With DiSabatino Landscaping

September 26, 2017

Have you always wanted to create an outdoor living area to entertain family and friends in style?


Check out this recent transformation of an aged and worn backyard patio. DiSabatino Landscaping created an inviting conversation area with fire pit, outdoor cooking area, ambient lighting and cascading steps.

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Check Out Our 10 Autumn Landscape Maintenance TipsCheck Out Our 10 Autumn Landscape Maintenance Tips

September 12, 2017

It is widely believed that being in the right place, at the right time can lead to better results in life and business. That is true in the landscaping business, as well. Timing is everything. There are certain tasks or lawn maintenance that need done during certain times of the year.


Properly timed treatment will have your landscape reaping the benefits. Doing them at the wrong time could be a waste of energy or worse. It could actually harm your landscape.

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custom pools and pool makeoversTransform Your Old Tired Pool into an Oasis

August 22, 2017

Let DiSabatino transform your pool area into an inviting oasis that can make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood. Fall is a perfect time to remodel the hardscaping and landscaping surrounding your pool area, making your next pool season a huge success!


Check out this transformation we did on the Walsh property. Notice how we installed a beautiful slip proof decking, stone walls and waterfall with ambient lighting. Not only is this pool side  more inviting, it’s a lot safer than the previous cement and wood decking conducive to slippage and other mishaps.

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Vivid red and pink leaves of autumn berberry bushTime to Start Planning For Fall Plantings

August 8, 2017

The soaring temperatures of summer mixed with plenty of humidity make the idea of fall foliage and plantings seem a long way off.  Yet, there are those that prefer the bold strokes of red, yellow and purple that autumn brings. For them, now is the time to start planning for the fall season.


Planting for multiple seasons cannot only make your landscaping a year round hit, it serves as important food sources for wildlife populations, such as hummingbirds, insects, butterflies and bee colonies.  Depending on the temperatures, these populations can peak in the fall and greatly enjoy the later flowers of fall asters, salvia, and helenium .

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You’re Going to Be Impressed With This Landscape TransformationYou’re Going to Be Impressed With This Landscape Transformation!

July 25, 2017

With all the time spent during working hours trapped inside at a desk, why would you want to come home and lock yourself inside? 

Many of us wish our properties were more inviting and conducive to outdoor relaxation, gatherings or family dinners. A small slab of concrete outside the back door with a grim view of dried up grass is hardly something we look forward to viewing at the end of a hard day.

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sick green leaf of a tree close upEarly Detection is Key for Solving Landscaping Insect and Disease Infestations

July 11, 2017

WARNING: This year is going to be a year of plant pest and diseases running rampant, as temperatures and moisture are ideal for breeding and spreading them.  Add to that the fact that the past mild winter also allowed for carry over of insect populations and diseases from the previous growing season.


Whether it is plants, shrubs, trees or sod – all of your landscape could be at risk for insect or disease infestations that could lead to costly consequences. Landscaping is an investment and regular maintenance is necessary to protect that investment.

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DiSabatino Landscaping, our design consultants take pride in creating plans that fit your vision Cheaper Isn’t Always Better – The DiSabatino Difference

June 21, 2017

Is cheaper really better? When it comes to the investment you make in the landscape around your home, the answer is NO. At DiSabatino Landscaping, our design consultants take pride in creating plans that fit your vision, lifestyle and investment level, but keep in mind that what seems to be cheaper upfront, can be costly in the long run.


For example, a river Birch is a beautiful native tree often incorporated into foundation plantings. It features bark that can range from salmon colored to shades of gray in maturity. It also features brilliant yellow fall color, and has a rapid growth rate when it gets abundant water. While quick growth may seem like a positive aspect at first, following are a few reasons you may reconsider:

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The Top 10 Benefits of Installing an Outdoor Sports Court for Your Delaware Residence The Top 10 Benefits of Installing an Outdoor Sports Court for Your Delaware Residence

June 6, 2017

Think of the numerous benefits to you and your family having all your outdoor workout and practice needs right outside your door. A personal Sports Court will encourage your children to put down that game console to get a little adrenaline flowing. Physical fitness is important and having the ability to hone your skills at basketball, tennis, volleyball or whatever your hobbies without having to travel to a gym, park or sports park is invaluable.


These courts are quick and easy to install – in many cases you and your athletes will be able to begin to practicing your skills with in one week!

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Check Out Our Before/After Pictures of DuHadaway Property Check Out Our Before/After Pictures of DuHadaway Property

May 23, 2017


Our professional landscape team created this gorgeous outdoor living space for the DuHadaway property in Wilmington, Delaware. They removed the old slate patio, installed a new one, cleaned out stagnant pond, layered rocks to create sides & waterfall (with special features – such as LED lighting) to keep water oxygenated & fresh, built stone bridge with recessed LED lighting, mulched, planted perennials & bushes, etc ..


That’s what we are good at — reinventing dated and overgrown outdoor spaces.

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Patio Care Tips: How to Clean and Maintain Decorative Concrete   Patio Care Tips From DiSabatino Landscaping

May 9, 2017

Have you invested in a stained, stamped, stenciled, exposed aggregate or integrally colored concrete outdoor surface?


When properly maintained, these decorative concrete patios, walkways, and driveways can last for many years. They are easier to care for than the more traditional brick, blacktop or concrete surfaces. However, proper care will preserve the beauty and prolong the lifespan of your decorative concrete surfaces.

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DiSabatino Landscaping Transforms an Outdoor Living Space

   DiSabatino Landscaping Transforms an Outdoor Living Space

April 18, 2017

Now that the mild weather is back in town, Delaware Valley residents are starting to emerge from their homes to enjoy the outdoors. Lawns are starting to green up,  perennials are poking through those freshly mulched beds, shrubs and trees are budding – we are beginning to surmise our outdoor environment.


Many of us wish our backyards were more inviting and conducive to on-the-fly gatherings or family dinners. As we survey the rutted bare spots created by poorly designed outdoor furniture scattered haphazardly on the lawn or ancient patios cracked to pieces, we begin to realize it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Effects of a Late Freeze on Blooming Shrubs & Trees You Might Not Know

   Effects of a Late Freeze on Blooming Shrubs & Trees You Might Not Know

April 4, 2017

A Warm Winter cuts both ways.  While this past winter was good on our energy bills, it was a bit confusing to dormant trees and shrubs. Washington D.C. saw the earliest bloom ever of its famous cherry blossom trees. It was 10 days ahead of the earliest peak bloom in recorded history: March 15, 1990.


Now that the warm mild winter is behind us, excitement is in the air for the arriving spring season.  Mild winters often trick Cherry trees, bulbs and other plants to bloom early only to be quickly knocked down by March snows and/or ice storms. This can cause damage to many prized evergreens.
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Get a Jump on Spring With These 7 Plant and Tree Care Tips

   Get a Jump on Spring With These 7 Plant and Tree Care Tips

March 21, 2017

Sure, it felt like spring a few weeks back. However, this week has abruptly returned us to the realities of winter. As I scrape that last bit of snow off the driveway, I am not fooled. I know that spring is truly just around the corner and that soon I will be spending my time outside doing a little preventative landscape maintenance.

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   Watering Tips from DiSabatino Landscaping in Delaware

February 21, 2017

We thought this instructional video on ‘Best Watering’ practices for your shrubs and greenery would get you in the mood for the growing season. So please watch and pass on if you enjoy.

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   Best of Delaware 2017 is Here! 5 Reasons to Vote DiSabatino Landscaping

February 7, 2017

DiSabatino Landscaping has been providing outstanding landscaping services, beautiful outdoor living space designs and installations for the last 20 years. We are a local family-owned Delaware business and are excited to be in the running for the ‘Best of Delaware 2017’ for Landscaper. We humbly request you consider casting your vote for us.


several local causes, charities and events. We have a full portfolio of our aesthetically pleasing hardscapes, fire pits, pools, outdoor kitchens, patios, walkways, driveways, walls and water features.


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Winter Maintenance for Your Gas Fire Pit:

   7 Reasons to Install a Fire Pit This Winter

January 24, 2017

Most of us would not think winter as an optimal time to install a fire pit, however   CST or EP Henry Segmental Fire Pit Kits can be easily installed on a crushed compact base any time of the year. Similarly, a custom designed fire pit can be installed when temperatures are above freezing.

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How to Protect Trees & Shrubs From Winter Damage

   How to Protect Trees & Shrubs From Winter Damage

January 10, 2017

Delaware winters often treat us to harsh conditions that can be just as hard on our landscaping as it is on our skin.  Winter winds, freezing temperatures and sun can severely damage trees and shrubs. Cold temperatures can dehydrate and desiccate evergreen foliage, damage bark, injure branches, flower buds and roots.


The winter hazards for trees and shrubs are many; snow, ice, sunscald, salt used for deicing, and increased animal damage due to increased food shortages. That is why it is wise to take precautions in order to save your landscaping and avoid costly losses of trees and shrubs.[Read More]

Winterizing_Freezing Conditions for Other Water Features

   How to Winterize Ponds and Other Water Features

December 20, 2016

Ponds, water fountains, waterfalls and other water features should be properly winterized in order to protect and prevent freezing pipes and cracking foundations during the winter. As a homeowner, you invest a great deal of money on these ambient features. Protect your and investment by properly winterizing your pond today.

Every homeowner has a unique landscape that requires an individualized approach. Your method will depend on the exact features of your pond or pool. If you have a very intricate pond eco-system, you should consult an expert for specialized winterization methods. Otherwise, the following steps will help ensure your water is property winterize[Read More]

Top Winter Prep Tips

   Is Your Landscape Ready for Winter?

December 6, 2016

The cold season has arrived and winter weather is on the horizon. You’ve spent a lot of money making your landscape beautiful. Now, be sure to protect that investment by making sure your property is ready for winter.
Is Your Landscape Ready for Winter?
The cold temperatures, drying winds and snow cover of winter can all cause all kinds of problems to your landscape. Plants can get windburned or suffer broken branches from heavy snow loads, while patios and driveways may sustain damage from plows or corrosive deicing products. Replacing lost plantings is costly and time-consuming. Save yourself the time and trouble by winterizing your property now.[Read More]

The Benefits of Dormant Oils

   Protect Your Trees and Shrubs this Winter

November 15, 2016

Trees and shrubs suffer major stress during the dormant season of freezing temperatures, heavy snow, strong winds and ice storms. Believe it or not, during this time, water loss is the most common threat to plantings. The frozen ground doesn’t allow plants to draw up essential water, resulting in leaves being forced to sacrifice their stored moisture.[Read More]

How to Get Started with a Fire

   Fall Means Fire Pits

November 2, 2016

Outdoor living is one of the most popular trends in home design. Many homeowners are extending the square footage with an inviting outdoor escape. And the options to choose from are endless. These hardscaped and landscaped combinations of Beautiful Backyardpatios, water features, outdoor kitchens, fire places and fire pits provide a perfect ambience the perfect environment for embracing nature and enjoying the outdoors. [Read More]

Emerald Ash Borer

   Save Your Ash

October 18, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer (E.A.B.) has been confirmed in Delaware, spreading its range of threat to our neighborhoods and communities. [Read More]