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Fall Landscaping Trends to Try

As the long summer days begin to dwindle and families head back from vacation, it’s time to give your property a fall refresh. There’s no better time to work on your yard, as the soil is easier to move and heavy spring rains aren’t flooding newly planted root systems.

If you have some extra time on your hands now that the kids are back in school, we have a few suggestions to upgrade your property:

Think Past Mums

While mums are one of fall’s prettiest and most popular plants, there are plenty of other options to try. Consider cool-season vegetables and greens such as cabbage, rainbow chard and ornamental grasses. The deep greens and purples of these plants pair well with fall’s trademark colors. Pansies, violas and black-eyed Susans can also add splashes of seasonal color.  

Fire Pits and Fireplaces

Outdoor fires are one of the most iconic aspects of fall. Adding a fire pit or fireplace with comfortable seating extends outdoor entertaining all season long. They can be adapted to fit any size; and are one of the best ways to enjoy your backyard. 


Eco-Friendly Options

Composting is one of the most green and cost-effective ways to recycle your grass and leaf clippings. As the trees begin to shed, consider composting them instead of dumping them. You can also mow your lawn on a higher blade setting to simply cut the leaves up, helping protect the root systems.

Rubber Mulch

Natural mulch needs to be replaced yearly, but rubber mulch can last for up to ten years. It’s a different look and may not be for every homeowner, but the maintenance is easier. Rubber mulch also costs more than natural, but since it lasts longer it can save you money over time. 

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Spring and summer are the biggest seasons for plant and shrub growth. Make sure you evaluate your home and trim back overgrown plants. Oakleaf and mophead hydrangeas are old wood varieties that should be cut back so they bloom again.

Need professional advice on what fall trends best work for your backyard, contact the landscaping experts at DiSabatino Landscaping.

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The Rising Popularity of Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Why More are Being Built Each Year

Fireplaces and fire pits are one of the most popular outdoor projects today, and it’s not easy to see why. What could be more enjoyable than stepping outside to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of your own backyard?

A Gathering Place

As the warm summer nights make way for cooler fall temps, custom fireplaces and fire pits significantly extend your time outside. Fire warms the air and keeps bugs away to help when hosting guests and family members. They also create a gathering spot for parties and events.

Hardscaping Options

From simple wood-burning fire pits to natural gas or propane with natural stone accents, the design of each project can be adapted to fit every yard. Esposito Masonry team members have been building elegant, inspiring outdoor fireplaces that last for decades. They carry a wide range of stone colors, shapes and styles. 

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Outdoor Roasting

Not only do outdoor fire pits allow guests to enjoy outdoor entertaining well into colder months, but they’re also just as useful in the summer season too. And they’re not just for roasting marshmallows. Outdoor fireplaces can double as outdoor barbecues in a pinch as well.

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Safety Measures

Whether you’d adding a fire pit to an outdoor patio or building a fireplace as a focal point for your yard, make sure to consult with a professional landscape firm to ensure safety measures are maintained. Check out DiSabatino’s portfolio of projects here.

Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space with Natural Stone

Natural stone is one of the smartest choices you can make for your home. The advantages of stone make it ideal for many homeowners looking to renovate or update the look of their property. As a result of its versatility and visual appeal, it has become one of the most popular and frequently used materials in landscaping.

An investment in natural stone will last a lifetime. There are many areas where it can be used to upgrade your landscape:

Outdoor Living Spaces

Stone is the natural choice for bars, fire pits and grilling areas. Its advantages over other materials include being durable, easy to clean and fire-resistant. Natural stone is versatile enough to look either rustic or modern, allowing it to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. It’s also one of the most attractive enhancements you can make to your home.

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Decorative Walkways and Steps

Welcome guests to your home with style. Masonry contractors are capable of creating lasting works of art. Because natural stone can be cut as desired, the list of options is endless. From curving walkways to rough hewn steps, natural stone allows you to achieve the look you’ve always wanted.

Fire and Water

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Natural stone can be used for pool decks and is a mainstay in many fountains, spas and even ponds. These gorgeous accents can be used to create decorative walls that blend seamlessly with the landscape and add visual appeal to water. Natural stone seating areas elevate the experience of custom pools and hot tubs.

But stone isn’t just meant for water. Natural stone fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are extremely popular, increasing the use and functionality of outdoor space. Build an outdoor fire pit now and extend the enjoyment of your patio into fall.

A Variety of Uses

Natural stone is unique. As one of the few building materials naturally found in nearly every shape and size, it can also be cut into even more variations. It comes in a range of colors and can be painted to coordinate with the elements. Stone also pairs well with brick, pavement and concrete. From a cost perspective, natural stone is a reasonably priced, readily available landscape material that’s versatile to use in nearly every outdoor project.

The Test of Time

The art of modern masonry requires accomplished workers with years of experience. It’s important to find a company that pairs expert artisans with practical knowledge. Make sure to choose a firm with a diverse portfolio of previous projects. The right company will offer skilled work at a reasonable price, backed by a solid warranty.

The Esposito family has been installing high quality stone walkways, patios and more for over 20 years. Their employees have passed their knowledge of masonry down from generation to generation, making them one of the most experienced firms in the Brandywine Valley. To schedule a consultation with DiSabatino Landscaping, call (302) 764-0408.

Staycation Location in Your Own Backyard

Create a Staycation Location in Your Own Backyard

Thinking about investing in a staycation location in your own backyard?

It is definitely a good investment, as the cost to create an escape space on your own property could be about the same as a two-week vacation for a family of four.  Divert those funds to improve your outdoor living space and create incentive for the family to enjoy the fresh air year round.

How About an In-ground Pool?

Having a staycation spot can help parents survive the summer months when school is out and kids are idle. Consider adding an in ground pool to help keep the kids entertained and moving. 

With the pandemic still an issue this year, many families forgoing their summer vacation plans. That is why creating a perfect staycation in your own backyard just might be the solution to keeping everyone healthy and sane at the same time.

Outdoor Cooking at its Finest

Picture a summer of sunbathing by the pool with a icy cocktail while the children play and your stress melts away. Create  a comfortable outdoor seating area with all the cooking amenities close by to make your life easier.

DiSabatino Landscaping, partnered with Esposito Masonry, offers the highest quality outdoor living area designs. We create superior water features, such as spas, waterfalls and grottos, to make your staycation unique. Add to that a full outdoor cooking area, fireplace, fire pit or pond. Check out our gallery below to get inspired:

If you are considering investing in a ‘staycation’ project this year, consider some of the latest hardscaping and landscaping trends.





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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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A Guide to Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

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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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If you are considering creating an outdoor fire pit, talk with one of our landscaped design specialist at DiSabatino Landscaping. We can quickly and expertly install a customized outdoor fire pit  that will enhance your life for years to come.





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