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Now is a Good Time for Installing a Custom Fire Pit

Believe it or not, a custom fire pit can be used any time of the year. In fact, the cooler months of winter and spring are the most optimal time for installing a fire pit in your backyard. Most of us would not think winter as an opportune time to install a fire pit, yet they can be easily installed on a crushed compact base any time of the year.

In truth, a custom designed fire pit can be installed anytime temperatures are above freezing. Many below freezing days are ahead of us, so consider adding a fire pit to your outdoor entertainment space soon.

The benefits of fire pits are many –they make the outdoors a year round gathering spot. The winter night sky offers some of the best star gazing and the warmth of a roaring fire can make this past-time possible.

7 Reasons to Install a Custom Fire Pit:

  1. Expand Social Entertainment Space:  Many may not be able to expand the square footage of their home. Don’t let your foundation dictate your entertainment space. Creating an outdoor living space with a fire pit will extend your entertainment options for years to come!
  2. Affordable: Custom fire Pits are affordable and can be installed much quicker than any home addition.
  3. Creating Ambiance in your Backyard: Whether you are entertaining guest or sneaking out back for a little private time, a fire pit is a great option to add warmth and comfort to any occasion.
  4. Warmth: A fire pit can make staying comfortable outside in colder weather possible, as they are an excellent heat source.
  5. Romantic: Sitting around a fire having drinks, dinner and a conversation can be very romantic.  Keep away from the modern distractions by disconnecting from electronics and reconnecting with your sweetheart.
  6. Outdoor Cooking: Roasting marshmallows, shish kebobs, hot dogs,  and foil dinners is a great way to catch up with the family members at the end of a long day.
  7. Value: Finally, fire pits add value to your home when it comes time to sell it.

If you want to extend your entertainment space and utilize the outdoors by installing a custom fire pit, give DiSabatino Landscaping a call today. Our team will help you make all the right choices for your custom made fire pit. 

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Make This The Year You Create a Custom Outdoor Living Area for Your Home

Make 2021 the year you create a custom outdoor living area you are proud of and that will give you pleasure for many years to come! Now is a good time to start planning for improvements to outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen areas. Cooking outdoors has become all the rage and is a great way to entertain, stay safe and in the thick of things when entertaining.

A host or hostess without an outdoor kitchen misses much of the party when it moves to the patio or outdoor sitting area. If they are stuck inside cooking and plating up food, they really can be part of the conversation.

Save time, stay safe and make entertaining outdoors easy by having a full-service outdoor kitchen and living area installed this year. That way everyone can join in the party! Outdoor kitchen designs have so many options available and have a great ROI on the value of your home. Here are a few to consider.

7 Great Ways to Add Value to Your Outdoor Kitchen

  1. Pavilion: Keep your dining area comfortable and dry with a pavilion
  2. Pergola: Add ambience, shade and privacy with a vine-covered pergola
  3. Pool: Custom in ground pools and hot tubs are refreshing touches that keep dinner guests hanging out for desert!
  4. Ambient Lighting: Special features such as path lights, string lighting or post lights add to every outdoor evening occasion without attracting pesky insects
  5. Water Features:Ponds, waterfalls and other water features, such as a fountain is great way to add character to your landscaping
  6. Alone Space: Create peaceful location away from the crowd to allow for relaxation or meditation
  7. Bedroom Deck: A deck off the master bedroom – connect with nature any time of day
  8. Outdoor Space: Utilize the front, side and back of house to add a custom made deck with gazebo, gorgeous pergola, pavilion or sun room

DiSabatino Landscaping creates beautiful custom-designed outdoor kitchens for residents in Delaware and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out what we can create for you, please get in touch

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Winter Landscape Lighting

How to Use Outdoor Landscape Lighting to Brighten Winter Nights

As the brisk weather and shorter daylights start encroaching this winter, do not let dark winter nights dampen your spirit. Outdoor landscape lighting can help. Sure, the month of December is full of bright seasonal lighting that brings about holiday cheer. However, those lights soon disappears after the New Year.

Low levels of natural light during the winter contribute to the winter blues. The remaining winter months do not have to be all doom and gloom. Not when there are varieties of subtle approaches homeowners can take to incorporate landscape lighting to lift their spirits.

Consider spotlighting, backlighting or up-lighting certain trees in your yard to add a stunning effect of shadows and silhouettes. Light reflecting off snow or water features makes for a softer ambient form of lighting. Colored lighting, such as yellows and reds, will create a coziness. While blue and purple lighting will add to a more natural lighting effect.

Do not forget to light up pathways and outdoor living areas for safety, as well as extending outdoor living into the darker hours.

 

DiSabatino Landscaping creates beautiful custom-designed outdoor lighting for residents in Delaware and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out what we can create for you, please get in touch

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Create Outdoor Living Spaces for All Seasons

Maximize your outdoor living spaces by adding features that will extend them for use year round. Try adding features, such as patio heaters, overhead coverage, wind blockers and comfortable seating. Entertaining or relaxing outdoors should not end when temperatures start to drop.

Because entertaining and getting social is a bit different this year, many homeowners are enhancing their outdoor living spaces so they can safely gather while social distancing and minimizing risk. Sure, it is getting cold out. Luckily, there are many ways to stay warm in outdoor living spaces.

Adding sources of heat and lighting will make it possible to stay cozy and warm. Use soft pillows and warm blankets to increase the comfort of guests. Play a game of charades or watch a football game while a roaring fire keeps you comfortable.

A fully stocked outdoor kitchen alleviates the need for several trips back indoors and streamlines entertaining. Be sure to install plenty of lighting to extend gatherings into the evening hours. Safely light pathways and patios to avoid falls and injuries. Some of our clients have even gone as far as installing radiant heating systems that will melt snow as it lands and keep ice from forming.

DiSabatino Landscaping, along with Esposito Masonry, has been quite busy helping Brandywine Valley homeowners create year round ‘safe’ outdoor living areas. Outdoor spaces with features, such as pavilions, gazebos and screened outdoor rooms.

Adding space heaters, fire pits, fireplaces, fire pit tables, outdoor kitchens, retractable screens and ambient lighting to extend outdoor living spaces for all seasons. We are even creating outdoor media and game rooms.

This might be a perfect time for you to consider extending the use of your outdoor living space. Fresh air could be just what the doctor ordered!

Installing heaters and retractable screens can create an outdoor living space for all types of weather! With the addition of lighting, this space can easily extend any party through the evening hours! Give us a call today to see how you can change your patio into the extra space you have been dreaming of!

DiSabatino Landscaping creates beautiful custom-designed outdoor living spaces for residents in Delaware and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out what we can create for you, please get in touch

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DRAINAGE FIXES TO PROTECT YOUR HOME & LANDSCAPING

How to Solve Landscape Drainage Problems


If you are experiencing an unusually soggy lawn with pooled water, there is a good chance you are suffering from landscape drainage problems. This year has brought more than our fair share of challenges to our area. Between the pandemic, the Spotted Lanternfly invasion  and unrelenting rainfall, our landscapes are saturated and mushy.

When your landscape is saturated, it can be bothersome all the way around. It is not only bad for your outdoor living; it can affect your indoor living, as well. If you property is suffering from drainage issues, it can permeate your home’s foundation and wreak havoc on your indoor environment.

Redirecting water away from your home’s foundation and using certain water management strategies can solve your drainage issues and get your property back to a healthy harmony.

Properly grading around the perimeter of your home to prevent water from seeping into the foundation is one-step towards solving landscape drainage issues. There are a number of other very effective ways to divert water to other areas of your landscape.

How to Solve Landscape Drainage Problems:

Add extensions to your downspouts: Attaching extensions to divert water from a downspout guiding water collected in gutters well away from the foundation. This will prevent water from flooding basements or sub-ground areas of the home.

Dry Well: A dry well holds water in a large hole filled with gravel allowing it to slowly soaks into the ground.

Strategically placed drainage grates and boxes: Placing surface drains with grates that keeps debris out, yet allows water flow into the box channeling to a slanted pipe allowing the water to run downhill.

Swale or French Drain:  Drainages swales are pitched areas lined with stone or grass designed to guide water off your property or to an area well away from the foundation. Whereas, a French drain is another effective way to fix drainage issues. A French drain is a perforated pipe sheathed by a fabric sock to keep dirt and sand from clogging the pipe.

Rain Garden or Barrel: A rain garden in problem locations of your property could be the solution when an underground spring or creek is the issue. Likewise, installing a water barrel or storage well below grade to capture the runoff that can be used to irrigate landscaping elsewhere.

Many drainage problems will require hiring a landscape drainage professional. A trained and experienced landscape professional knows what corrective drainage measures will work best for your specific water flow patterns. They will be able to assess the full scope of your drainage issues and create an overall design.

Please note this is not a full list of solutions to alleviate poor drainage areas. However, if you have a wet spot in your lawn or an area you are worried about please give us a call and one of our designers will find the right solution for you!

DiSabatino Landscaping helps fix landscape drainage problems for residences in Delaware and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out what we can do for you, please get in touch

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A Guide to Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

As fire pits and outdoor fireplaces start to light up the dark yards across our area to add a bit of warmth to the cool evenings. Gathering around an outdoor fire roasting marshmallows, sipping a favorite beverage  and talking about the events of the day is a favorite fall pastime of mine.

Safety should be front and center when using outdoor fire pits and fireplaces. That is why those of us a DiSabatino Landscaping thought these tips might come in handy this time of year.

7 Safety Tips for Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

1) A New Fireplace or Fire Pit Installations Needs a Little Extra Care

A newly installed fireplace or fire pits need a little bit of extra care in the beginning. We advise waiting thirty days before the first fire to let your outdoor fire pit or fireplace to cure. After thirty days, keep the fire small for the next fifteen days. Wait a full forty-five days before igniting a normal sized fire.

2) Flames at Should be kept at a Safe Height

The smaller the flame, the less likely it is the fire will get out of hand. Containing  flames inside  the fireplace or as high as the fire pit capping is always suggested. Common issues, such as back drafts or sudden gusts of wind can be hard to predict. Sparks and embers might go somewhere you do not want. 

3) Avoid Using Water to Extinguish the Fire

Never use water to put out a fire with water unless it is an emergency. Bank the fire by burying flaming logs and smoldering embers with ashes. While this will not completely extinguish the fire, it  will safely cause it to die out slowly.

4) Be Sure to Use Materials With a High Heating Rating

Build your fireplace or fire pit with materials suited to stand up to high temperatures.  Don’t make the mistakes of using concrete block, stones or boulders found around the yard. These materials can crack, splinter or even explode.

5) Clean Out a Fireplace or Fire Pit After Each Use

Clean off any debris around the area. Use a clean cloth to keep the igniter and burner holes clear. Logs should be cleaned using a soft brush.

6) Check for Gas Leaks

If your fire pit or fireplace is gas run, systematically check for gas leaks. If you smell gas, turn off the gas supply. Contact your gas company for service. Have igniters and burners serviced by a gas company at least every two years.

7) Protect Your Fire Pit

Use the manufacturers cover or use one that allows moisture to escape. This will protect your fire pit from the elements and prolong its lifespan.

DiSabatino Landscaping teamed up with Esposito Masonry creates beautiful custom-designed fireplaces and fire pits for residences in Delaware and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out what we can create for you, please get in touch

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5 Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Beginners

5 Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Beginners

Autumn is a perfect time to take time and evaluate the condition of your lawn. Proper fall landscaping maintenance will not only guarantee your terrain will be ready to face harsh winter weather ahead. It will also help you reap the benefits come spring.

Our DiSabatino Landscapers and Design Specialists are always here to answer any landscaping questions you may have. If you’re a beginner, here are some tips for the best fall landscaping maintenance practices:

 

5 Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Beginners

 

  1. Mulch – Plants love fall mulching because it helps protect their roots from frost and retain moisture during a cold and dry winter. Just spread 2-3 inches of fresh mulch in your garden, around trees and shrubs.
  2. Pruning If you have any perennials, you probably noticed that they begin to look a tad tired and faded in the fall. It’s time to cut them back!
  3. Tree Care – Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Make sure to consult with tree experts to help evaluate possible tree hazards and remove them before winter storm season is here.
  4. Lawn Aeriation – Perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass root will help the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction.
  5. Planting – The cooler temperatures are easier on new plantings and the soil still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground begins to freeze. Now is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, spring blooming bulbs, cold season vegetables and turf grass.

 

If you are ready to take your fall landscaping to the next level, talk with one of our landscape design specialist at DiSabatino Landscaping. We can quickly and expertly install fall plantings, outdoor fire pits and even custom decks that will enhance your life for years to come. 

DiSabatino Landscapers have years of experience to help you create landscaping for your home that adds beauty year-round. Get in touch if you need help!


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Patio & Masonry Maintenance Tips to Add to Your Fall Chores List

This is the time of year where the clement weather entices us to the outdoors. You know that little voice encouraging you to get out and enjoy the season and to worry about indoor maintenance after the weather turns. That makes this month the perfect time to perform a few patio and masonry maintenance. Consider adding these patio & maonry tips to your fall chores list.

Concrete and masonry are typically a low maintenance surfaces that hold up well to the elements. However, there are some things that should be done once a year to keep hardscaping looking its best. For example, use a mild bleach cleanser to scrub down hard surfaces  We don’t recommend power washing because it can cause permanent damage and can void  warranties.

PROTECT YOUR HARDSCAPING

Use an approved product, such as ‘Wet & Forget’, to remove  moss, mold, mildew or algae stains. Planning to protect your hardscape for the next season of snow and icing; fit your snow blower  with rubber blades. Avoid using deicers of any kind. Never use metal shovels or tools to remove snow or ice. Any of the aforementioned can cause permanent damage, such as pitting or cracking, to your hardscape surfaces.

Patio Care Tips From DiSabatino Landscaping

Quality hardscaping and masonry will include a durable sealer, but staining can occur from rusting metal, flower pots, grease from grills, food and drink or oil and gas. Keep gutters, down spots and drains clear because water can cause sediment and erosion voiding your warranty.

So as you can see hardscaping and masonry don’t require a lot of maintenance. Just a little bit of effort keeps it looking good for a long time.

5 Great Tips for Preparing Your Patio for Winter

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7 Tips for Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

Let DiSabatino Landscaping Install a Custom Fire Pit in Your Own Backyard

Want to enjoy the cooler evening coming to our area soon?

A custom fire pit can get you and your loved ones out enjoying the crisp fall evenings, help you create happy memories, bond and get some healthy outdoor time with family and friends.

Social Distancing While De-Stressing

Let’s face it, this year has been tough on all of us. Time to enjoy the simple pleasures by enticing your family to the great outdoors. This will lessen stress, allow for social distancing and create new traditions that will have you looking forward, not back.

Therapeutic and Healthy

An outdoor fire pit may just be the therapy you need to create soothing and stress-free moments that will enhance your health and outlook. If that sounds like something you would be interested in, contact DiSabatino Landscaping now to get your custom outdoor fire pit installation scheduled!

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10 Ways to Bring Color to Your Fall Landscaping

10 Ways to Bring Color to Your Fall Landscaping

BEAUTIFUL FALL LANDSCAPING FOR THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY AND THE TRISTATE AREA

Our Northeast corridor location of the Brandywine Valley area offers beautiful scenery year round. At DiSabatino Landscaping, we feel that the most amazing time for viewing the brilliant foliage colors our area has to offer is in the autumn months.

Many experienced landscapers throughout our area have helped to make fall months come alive by expertly placing color-pleasing plantings to enhance properties. Planting trees that bring vivid reds, yellow and orange hues to landscaping is a great place to start beautifying your fall landscape.

If you want to take your fall landscaping to the next level. Consider adding some of the following plants that add color with their foliage and flowers that hold up to the cooler temperatures heading our way.

10 Ways to Bring Color to Your Fall Landscaping

10 Ways to Bring Color to Your Fall Landscaping:

1) Chrysanthemums are a very popular fall flower that comes in a rainbow of colors and are perennials if planted well before the ground freezes to allow their root system to establish.

2) Pansy and viola add ground level color to your landscaping. They are annuals that can handle a couple of light frostings and have been known to reseed for early spring flowerings.

3) Helenium comes in deep fall colors of orange, red and yellow. These ‘cornflower’ look-alikes bloom late summer to fall. They attract butterflies and add height to your flower beds.

4) Coral Bells or heuchera is a colorful perennial that comes it a variety of shades from lime green to dark red and tolerates brisk fall weather.

5) American Beautyberry has a lot to offer spring, summer and fall. It attracts pollinators with its showy pink flowers in the warmer months and offers cluster of glossy purple berries that will attract wildlife to your garden.

6) Burning Bush, known for its fiery red color in the fall months, makes for an excellent border shrub. The plant gets tiny flowers in the early summer that turn to berries for wildlife. They are easy to care for which makes them an excellent low maintenance choice.

7) Crape Myrtle is a showy late summer flowering tree or shrub that fades in lovely muted colors in the fall. They crave full sun and require moderate watering.

8) Holly evergreen shrubs offer glossy vibrant foliage year round, but they come alive in the fall with their abundant offering of red berries that feed wildlife throughout the winter months. They are very drought tolerant and grow well in full sun or partial shade.

9) Fire Power Nandina is an evergreen shrub that keeps its leafy foliage year round. This shrub turns a fiery red in the fall and offers a colorful backdrop to any landscaping. Easy to grow in full sun or full shade, which makes it great choice for any location.

10) Snapdragons add a vertical interest, come in a large range of colors and bloom in a fall landscape up to the first hard freeze.

Finally, with an abundance of local farms, many landscapers take their fall landscaping efforts to the next level by adding fall crops, such as pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and dried corn to ornament their yards.

DiSabatino Landscapers have the expertise to help you create landscaping for your home that adds beauty to your home year round. Get in touch if you need help!

If you are considering creating a fall landscape in your yard, talk with one of our landscaped design specialist at DiSabatino Landscaping. We can quickly and expertly install fall plantings  that will enhance your life for years to come.


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