Month: June 2022

Create the Backyard of Your Dreams

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This is the perfect time to plan your outdoor oasis. A stylish landscape shows off your property to its fullest advantage, highlighting its best features while increasing curb appeal.

A landscape isn’t simply about planting trees and shrubs. Today’s innovative landscape designers create environments that incorporate stone fireplaces and fire pits, relaxing water features, stylish outdoor structures, accent lighting and a carefully selected assortment of trees and greenery.

Here are a few ways to highlight your home:

Hardscaping

Professional hardscaping is an essential component of any landscape plan. Paved pathways, fireplaces, pergolas, decks and patios are not only functional, but timeless in their appeal. Stone has never been more popular. Our experienced masons have been creating masterpieces that last for generations, anchoring the style and appeal of elegant homes. 

Dreamy outdoor living space

Water Features

Last summer’s temperatures were higher than normal, and this year’s are projected to hit record-breaking days. These hot summer temps are causing more and more homeowners to opt for a refreshing backyard pool. Host a backyard graduation or milestone birthday, or simply relax in your own private retreat while cooling off from the summer sun.

LED Lighting

Showcase your new outdoor living space with an exterior lighting package. Continue entertaining well into the evening with strategically placed LED lighting that you can control right from your phone. Landscape lighting design experts can create a lighting plan that highlights the best features of your property while offering safety for visitors along lighted pathways.

Custom Landscapes

Expert landscapers know what grows best in our climate and area, maximizing growth through organic plant care and thoughtful selections of native plants. Designers create plans that allow homeowners to envision the finished project before any work has begun, reducing unnecessary costs or potential issues.

Let DiSabatino Landscaping show you how to build the backyard of your dreams. Schedule a landscape consultation today!

Outdoor Lighting

The Best Ways to Illuminate Your Home

An exterior lighting system is one of the smartest and quickest ways to upgrade your property.

The practical advantages of outdoor lighting are tremendous, including visibility, safety and security. They extend your home’s curb appeal, help visitors find their way out without tripping or falling, and enhance the privacy and protection of your property.  

DiSabatino Landscaping recommends the following tips before beginning an outdoor lighting project:

Consider Your Goal

What is the main reason you’re interested in an outdoor lighting package? If it’s for style, consider globe lights, lanterns or garden feature illumination. These types of lighting are elegant and will make your property the nicest house on the block. If it’s for entertaining, consider string lighting, pathway sconces or bollard lights. To increase security, retaining wall and overhead lights are great choices.

Outdoor Lighting Package

Outline Any Potential Problems

If you have a yard with poor drainage, unusual property features, or a particularly dark lot, you need to take these into consideration while planning your lighting. An Ingress Protection (IP) rating lets clients know how well lights can work with water or soil particles. Make sure your lighting can access electricity to the right places as well.

Accent the Best Features of Your Home

Do you have a gorgeous outdoor living space? Large trees? A custom pool? Identify and accentuate these features for the best impact. You can even light behind shrubs and trees for a backlit effect. 

Choose Outdoor Quality Fittings

In our region, garden lighting is subject to snow, hail, ice and heavy rain. Plan accordingly. You’ll need quality lighting fixtures that stand up to the harsh Northeastern elements. LED lights are also the most popular outdoor lighting choices due to their dependability and durability.

Outdoor Lighting Features

Consult with a Professional

Experienced designers from DiSabatino Landscaping, design outdoor lighting that highlights your landscape in an artistic way, accentuating your property’s best features at nighttime while offering a lighted entranceway for guests. They can also help homeowners from overdoing lighting, a common mistake many first-time planners make.

Custom Patio Remodels

Trends in Custom Patio Remodels

Top Tips for Outdoor Home Renovations

After spending the summer months outdoors, many homeowners become aware of the need for repairing or replacing their patios and porches. Late summer and early fall are ideal times to begin planning outdoor renovation projects.

A new outdoor living space is a major investment in your home. Before beginning a large remodeling project, here are a few trends to make the most of your home and property:

Indoor/Outdoor Integration

Today’s homeowners are bringing the outdoors in. Large sliding doors, retractable screens and louvered windows create a seamless integration between inside and out. Consider opening up your walls with larger openings or extra windows to make your entertaining area an open concept space.

Indoor/Outdoor Integration

Eco-Friendly Materials

Sustainable products are becoming more popular and common in outdoor living spaces. Many homeowners are choosing environmentally friendly materials to help make your home more green.  Permeable pavers, recycled materials and beams that have been reused from other structures are all ways to incorporate eco-friendly elements to your project.

Lighting Plan

Ambient lighting can set the scene for any outdoor living area. Strategically placed lighting offers extra visibility, extends entertaining and accentuates your property. From stairwell lights to strings of lit bulbs, outdoor lighting is an essential component of your new deck or patio

Outdoor Patio Lighting

Mixed Materials

Don’t be afraid to mix brick, concrete, pavers and stone. New patios often feature a custom arrangement of different materials that complement each other. They’re also great ways to add style and color to your project. DiSabatino Landscaping offers a wide range of materials, including travertine, porcelain, stamped concrete, pavers, brick and bluestone. View their full portfolio of projects for design inspiration.

Outdoor pool with water features

Is It Time to Remodel Your Pool?

Top Tips for Pool Repairs

The average lifespan of an inground pool is ten years. That doesn’t take into account the yearly upkeep of replacing pool liners, filter systems and refilling water levels. Pool repairs are usually more cost-effective than replacing the entire pool, but there are advantages to each.

Here are a few things to consider before starting a pool renovation project:

Condition of Your Pool

Clearly, the most critical factor in your decision is the current state of your pool. Large and numerous stains, roughened plaster sides, thinning and chipping are all clues that your pool may need refinishing. Pools plastered in colors other than white may also lose color over time. Any cracks in your pool will need immediate attention.

Timing

Pools should be repaired and replaced in reasonable mid-range temperatures, between 60 and 85 degrees. Excessive heat and cold can cause uneven drying or cracking. Plan to have your pool replaced in the fall or spring to make the most of your investment.

Drainage or Grading Concerns

Has your property changed since the pool was installed? Nearby new construction, home additions, additional patios, decking or pavers can affect your water runoff. If you need to have your backyard regraded or reposition your pool, now is the time to do so. An experienced landscape professional will give you the best course of action to direct water away from your home.

Converting to a Different Kind of Water

If you’ve decided to replace your chlorine with saltwater or the reverse, make sure you understand the pros and cons of each. Saltwater pools require less maintenance and chemicals, won’t irritate eyes and are often described as gentler on hair and skin. However, salt cell generators need to be replaced more often, can be more expensive than chlorine for initial equipment, and you’ll need to buy several hundred pounds of salt at installation. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of water before making the switch.

Changes to Your Lifestyle

You may have inherited the pool from the previous owner with different tastes. Or maybe your family dynamic changed from children at home to an empty nest. On the flip side, has your home become the go to spot for celebrations? If your pool needs have changed, it may be time to replace your pool with a different size or style to adapt to your new lifestyle.  

If your pool is in need or repair or replacement, make sure you consult with our experienced pool and landscaping experts at DiSabatino Landscaping. A pool is an investment in memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy each season with a custom pool that’s the perfect match for you and your family.

Pool House Remodel

Why You Need a Pool House 

The Surprisingly Versatile Ways to Use One  

Custom pool houses have become increasingly popular additions to backyard retreats over the past few years. Designed to accent large or small water features, pool houses can be tailored to fit the style, size and scope of every homeowner’s project.

Pool homes aren’t just places to lounge around. They help extend our Northeast area’s outdoor entertaining season with extra space you can use year-round.

The following ideas are ways you can customize your new pool house:

  1. Outdoor Kitchen and Eating Area – a pool house lets you add a protected outdoor cooking and dining area. You can use it regardless of the weather, and it can act as a backup kitchen when prepping for big parties.
  2. Spa Retreat – build a relaxing oasis next to the soothing sounds of water. Adding daybeds, an outdoor fireplace and low lighting will take your pool house to zen in no time flat.
  3. Guest House – if you frequently have out-of-town guests and family visiting, a guest house would be an ideal way to add an extra bedroom. A guest area offers privacy, relaxation and independence for both you and your visitors.
  4. Game Area – does your family like playing billiards, ping pong or arcade games? If you’re a competitive crew, an outdoor game space would make a great addition of an epic entertainment center!
  5. Art and Writing Studio – if you’re looking for a spot to get inspired, what’s more creative than a pool home? Let your imagination run wild with an area all your own. Natural lighting, water inspiration and the privacy of your own backyard will both stimulate and encourage the creative process.
Pool House
Outdoor Lighting

The Best Ways to Illuminate Your Home

An exterior lighting system is one of the smartest and quickest ways to upgrade your property.

The practical advantages of outdoor lighting are tremendous, including visibility, safety and security. They extend your home’s curb appeal, help visitors find their way out without tripping or falling, and enhance the privacy and protection of your property.  

DiSabatino Landscaping recommends the following tips before beginning an outdoor lighting project:

Consider Your Goal

What is the main reason you’re interested in an outdoor lighting package? If it’s for style, consider globe lights, lanterns or garden feature illumination. These types of lighting are elegant and will make your property the nicest house on the block. If it’s for entertaining, consider string lighting, pathway sconces or bollard lights. To increase security, retaining wall and overhead lights are great choices.

External Pool Lighting

Outline Any Potential Problems

If you have a yard with poor drainage, unusual property features, or a particularly dark lot, you need to take these into consideration while planning your lighting. An Ingress Protection (IP) rating lets clients know how well lights can work with water or soil particles. Make sure your lighting can access electricity to the right places as well.

Accent the Best Features of Your Home

Do you have a gorgeous outdoor living space? Large trees? A custom pool? Identify and accentuate these features for the best impact. You can even light behind shrubs and trees for a backlit effect.  

Choose Outdoor Quality Fittings

In our region, garden lighting is subject to snow, hail, ice and heavy rain. Plan accordingly. You’ll need quality lighting fixtures that stand up to the harsh Northeastern elements. LED lights are also the most popular outdoor lighting choices due to their dependability and durability.

Outdoor Lighting - DiSabatino Landscaping
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Consult with a Professional

Experienced designers design outdoor lighting that highlights your landscape in an artistic way, accentuating your property’s best features at nighttime while offering a lighted entranceway for guests. They can also help homeowners from overdoing lighting, a common mistake many first-time planners make.

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