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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

302-764-0408 | DiSabatinoInc.com

CONTACT US NOW!

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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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Custom Outdoor Kitchens to Brighten Up Your Summer!

There are many advantages of custom outdoor kitchens that make outdoor living spaces more usable and adds value to your home. Outdoor kitchens are a perfect addition to enhance your staycation location with beauty and quality.

This summer promises to be full of unique challenges to residents around our community. With social distancing and mask wearing expected to be in place for the short term and possibly beyond, many are exploring ways to cope.

One great way to adjust to our current climate during a pandemic is to find ways to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature. What better way than to improve your outdoor living area to include an outdoor kitchen.

A fully equipped outdoor kitchen will allow you to extend your entertaining outdoors where distancing is easier and airflow more conducive to avoiding the Covid-19 virus. Natural stone floors and outdoor rooms with built-in outdoor kitchen appliances can make entertaining possible in these trying times.

Randall After_Wilmington, DE 19807 - Outdoor Kitchen by DiSabatino Landscaping & Esposito Masonry Personalizing your outdoor cooking area is key to getting the most out of your custom kitchen design. Consider what your entertaining style is before deciding on what the focus of your outdoor kitchen will be. If you tend to be more into creating signature cocktails than food, then make sure you incorporate a showcase bar.

There is a wide variety of ways to customize an outdoor kitchen to meet your particular needs and style. For example, if your family and friends are really into pizza, you might consider installing a wood fired pizza oven.

For those really into grilling, a cooking station with all the bells and whistles would most likely be the right choice. Into an ambient location to sit and converse? A custom fire pit or fireplace with an inviting seating area should be your focus.

Custom pavilions with outdoor kitchens -Marcelo - Wilmington, DE 19808 - DiSabatino If you have an outdoor pool, a combined pool house and kitchen is a great way to prevent dripping water from soggy bathers using your indoor bathroom or grabbing a snack. It also makes it easier to supervise children while preparing a meal.

Sports fanatics would most likely appreciate a tailgate atmosphere where they can grill up some prime meats while watching their favorite team on a large screen television with a built in surround sound.

If you are lucky enough to have a beautiful view of a scenic spot, designing an outdoor kitchen to accentuate it makes sense. Framing the view with a strategically constructed pergola or pavilion will enable for hours of time spent appreciating your blessings.

While there are so many ways to create an outdoor kitchen to enhance your living space, the place to start is with a professional and experienced designer. DiSabatino Landscaping has been creating beautiful outdoor kitchens and living areas for several decades.

We have a stellar reputation in Delaware and the Brandywine Valley with plenty of happy clientele to attests to our professionalism and quality of workmanship.

Make summer at home this year full of fond memories of how your family chose to focus on what really matters in life, quality time with those you love. Location is not the determining factor; it is love for life and good times!


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Create a Focal Point in Your Backyard with a Custom Fire Pit

Why not consider adding a custom outdoor fire pit as an enticement for all to meet for a staycation in your own backyard.

As the summer approaches, many are still adjusting to life during the time of a pandemic. The uncertainties around safe gatherings will more than likely follow us through the end of the year.

There is much angst on whether to cancel summer plans and remain home. At DiSabatino Landscaping, we choose to look on the bright side of life. There are many ways to use this troubling time as an opportunity to improve our outdoor surroundings.

One thing that many in our community has in common is the wish to keep loved ones safe. That does not mean we have to be cooped up inside. Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is a healthy life option. Why not consider adding a custom outdoor fire pit as an enticement for all to meet for a staycation in your own backyard.

Fire pits can add a value to your at-home staycation by adding an ambiance to evening gatherings. Relaxing after a long day with a few drinks, some apps or BBQ and some great conversation around a roaring fire can make for an attitude adjustment.

A custom fire pit designed to meet your particular needs will ensure that you get the most out of your investment. Whether you want a comfortable seating area to unwind, a cooktop to get the whole family involved in creating outdoor cuisine or the perfect fire for making s’mores and telling ghost stories, we got you covered!

DiSabatino Landscaping paired up with Esposito Masonry creates unique custom fire pits for the Delaware and surrounding community to match our clientele’s décor and particular preferences. We can keep it as simple or as intricate as you wish. We create simple wood burning fire pits, natural gas or propane fire pits or tables that offer beauty, warmth and a place to eat, drink and chat.

We use a variety of materials, designs and options to make your project worth your investment. Fire pits and tables built in a variety of sizes and shapes can fit into your outdoor lifestyle and budget. Check out our portfolio for some inspiration and ideas of what we can do for you:

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Make summer at home this year full of fond memories of how your family chose to focus on what really matters in life, quality time with those you love. Location is not the determining factor; it is love for life and good times!


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Landscape Maintenance Tips to Perform Before Winter

Timing is everything in the landscaping business. Particular chores or lawn maintenance need done during certain times of the year for best results.

Things, such as properly timed applications will have your landscape reaping the benefits. Doing these maintenance tasks at the wrong time could be a waste of energy or worse. It could actually harm your landscape.

Since very few of us have that a green thumb, we thought sharing some helpful tips for fall maintenance might be in order. Preform these chores to have a vibrant landscape year round. Doing right thing at the right time will keep your lawn and garden looking its best. Continue reading

7 Tips for Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

7 Tips for Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits

Fall is the time the fire pits and outdoor fireplaces start to light up the yards across our area as the evenings begin to cool. Sitting around an outdoor fire sipping a favorite beverage, roasting s’mores and quietly conversing is a favorite fall pastime.

We thought sharing a few ways to keep your fire burning for outdoor fireplaces or your fire pits would be helpful for our treasured clients and readers.

1) New Fireplace or Fire Pit Installations Need Extra Care

New installs need a little bit of extra care in the beginning. Wait thirty days before the first fire. After thirty days, keep the fire small for the next fifteen days. That makes it a total of forty-five days before a normal sized fire should be built.

2) Keep Flames at a Safe Height

The flames height should be contained within the fireplace or as high as the fire pit capping. Back drafts or sudden gusts of wind are common and hard to predict. Sparks and embers might go somewhere you do not want. The smaller the flame, the less likely it is the fire will get out of hand.

3) Don’t Use Water to Extinguish the Fire

Unless it is an emergency, never use water to put out a fire. Instead, bank the fire by burying flaming logs and smoldering embers with ashes. This will not completely extinguish the fire but it will cause it to die out slowly.

4) Select Materials Suited to Stand Up to High Temperatures

Build your fireplace or fire pit with materials with a high heating rating. One of the biggest mistakes in fire pit construction is when it is built with concrete block, stones or boulders found around the yard. If not meant to heat up, these materials can crack, splinter or even explode.

5) Keep Fireplace or Fire Pit Clean

A little maintenance always helps. This is true for your fireplace or fire pit. 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) Inspect and Check for Gas Leaks

Always check for gas leaks. If you smell gas, turn off the gas supply. Contact your gas company for service. You should also have the igniters and burner serviced by a gas company a minimum of 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.

Okay, so there is a little work to keeping your flames burning but it’s well worth it!

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

302-764-0408 | DiSabatinoInc.com

CONTACT US NOW!

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Fall is Great Time for Fire Pits!

 

Fall is almost here. It’s time to roast some marshmallows and enjoy the cooler evenings by getting the fire pit roaring and creating some great memories.

Add a Custom Made Outdoor Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Living Space

This is the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor living area with a custom made masonry fire pit. A fire pit will increase the value and usability of your backyard space. Activities such as foil meals, sunset cocktails,

A custom made fire pit will make your backyard a gathering place all year long. Sitting around a fire is a great bonding experience for family and friends. Warming oneself by a roaring fire while sharing a drink or meal and gazing at the night sky can be invigorating year round.

Why Add an Outdoor Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Living Space? Here are 7 Reasons:

  1. A Fire Pit Extends Your Entertainment Space
  2. A Fire Pit is Easy to Build and Very Affordable
  3. A Fire Pit is a Great Conversation Spot and Creates Ambiance in Your Backyard
  4. A Fire Pit Makes it Possible to Enjoy the Outdoors Year ‘Round
  5. Having Drinks and Dinner Around a Fire Pit is Very Romantic
  6. Cooking Meals Around a Fire Pit is a Great Family Bonding Activity
  7. A Fire Pit Adds Value to Your Home When it Comes Time to Sell

Whether you are enjoying the warmth as you listen to the crackling of the fire, sipping your favorite beverage, or roasting marshmallows with the kids, there’s nothing like relaxing in the comfort of your own backyard.

DiSabatino Landscaping can transform your home with a custom made fire pit. If you want a beautiful custom made fire pit added to your outdoor living area created just for you, get in touch with DiSabatino Landscaping and Esposito Masonry. We create unique outdoor living areas and patios!

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CONTACT US NOW!

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7 Great Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Living Area

Want to enjoy the outdoors anytime of the year by creating a beautiful outdoor living area?

Then consider adding a fireplace or fire pit to your outdoor living space. Don’t forget to get the kids involve by letting them cook their own food. There are plenty of campfire recipes to try. Of course there has to be s’mores!

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Do you have pizza lovers? Consider adding a wood fired brick oven to make authentic pizza for a hungry crowd. Did you know brick ovens cook quickly and efficiently? Better yet, they are a great way to cook desserts, meats, veggies and more!

Add a brick oven to your outdoor living area

How about a full outdoor kitchen? An outdoor kitchen allows you enjoy an outdoor party while you cook! In addition, it makes you more efficient and  lessens the need to run back and forth to the house. That is why we encourage clients to consider some sort of cooking options for their outdoor living area.

Check out some of our luxurious outdoor kitchens that will make your home the preferred party location. Likewise, be sure to create comfortable seating areas that will have you looking for every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Add one of these below unique features for creating an even better outdoor living space that will extend the usable square footage of your home. Not only will it increase your home’s value, it will give REAL value to your home life. Also consider the savings from staycations, a great way to bond with family without spending tons of cash!

7 Great Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Living Area:

  1. A pavilion to keep your seating area comfortable and dry
  2. A pergola is a great way to add shade, privacy and ambience
  3. Custom in ground pools and hot tubs are refreshing touches. Add special features such as waterfalls and ambient lighting
  4. Ponds and other water features, such as a fountain is great way to add character to your landscaping
  5. Create peaceful locations to relax and meditate
  6. A deck off the master bedroom – connect with nature any time of day.
  7. Utilize the front, side and back of house to add a custom made deck with gazebo, gorgeous pergola, pavilion or sun room

The possibilities are endless!

If you want a beautiful custom made outdoor living area created just for you, get in touch with DiSabatino Landscaping and Esposito Masonry. We create unique outdoor rooms and patios!

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Tree and Shrub Care Specialist DiSabatino Landscaping is Delaware’s #1 Hardscape and Landscape Specialist. We can help advise you what is best way to create your outdoor living space  Give us a call today! 302-764-0408