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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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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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Now is the Perfect Time to Create an Outdoor Living Space – 7 Options to Consider

With the summer days waning and the cooler fall weather waxing (hopefully soon), now is the perfect time to create that outdoor living space you have always wanted. Outdoor living makes for a healthy lifestyle.

Think about how enjoyable these soon to arrive cool evenings with family and friends around a roaring fire will be. A comfortable outdoor living space that enables relaxation, as well as socializing distancing, is just what the doctor ordered for these challenging times.

Investing in some new outdoor living features allow homeowners to create an outdoor atmosphere that makes every day feel like a vacation. The best place to start when creating an outdoor living area is to determine your unique needs. Create a well-thought out custom design to reflect your style and taste.

Take a look at some of the following options when creating your own unique outdoor living space.

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1) Comfortable Seating Area

First, create a comfortable seating area for family and friends to relax and enjoy the ambient sounds and nature. More than likely, you will want some sort of cover to protect your outdoor living space from the elements.

2) Protection from the Elements

Consider adding a large umbrella, pergola or pavilion that will enable enjoyment no matter what the weather conditions may be. Perhaps you would prefer a privacy wall or trellis to add a little ‘old world’ flair. Maybe you would like to add a little nautical theme by hanging a few colorful canvas shade sails. Whatever floats your boat, some sort of protection from the elements is essential to creating an outdoor living area.

3) Safety Lighting and Ambiance

When designing your outdoor living area, do not forget the lighting.  Navigating a dark pathway is a safety issue.  Landscape lighting such as Path lighting and soft ambient lighting will enhance your outdoor oasis and extend your enjoyment into the evening hours.

4) Fire Feature

An outdoor fireplace or fire pit not only adds to the ambiance of your outdoor living space, it extends it usability into the cooler weather. On top of that, it can serve as a cooking option. Campsite meals and roasting marshmallows are a great way to create happy memories and enhance family bonds. Many homeowners are going the modern route, by installing beautifully designed fire pit tables. Whatever your style, a fire feature in your outdoor living space is highly advisable.

5) Outdoor Kitchen or Bar

Entertaining outdoors is a lot easier if you have the amenities nearby. That is why we usually advise some sort of cooking and refrigeration appliance close to your outdoor living area. A bar set up with everyone’s favorite beverage or an outdoor kitchen with all the cooking and serving utensils makes for easy entertaining. It eliminates the need to make several trips inside to access food and drinks.

6) Entertainment Center

An entertainment center set up with television, stereo and possibly even a karaoke machine will be a great enticement for family and friends to hang out in the backyard. A disco ball and dance floor might not be a back choice either!

7) Water Feature

Whether you go for the whole shebang … in ground pool with cascading waterfall and Jacuzzi or a simple bubbling urn fountain, a water feature in your outdoor living space will add the soothing sound of running water.

Many homeowners are seeing the value of creating outdoor living areas and in doing so are using all types of unique water features to enhance their space. Likewise, these water features, such as a rain curtain or deck jets with LED lighting add a special ambiance in the darker hours of the day.

With outdoor entertainment being in high demand, adding one or more of these water features to your outdoor living area can make for many memorable occasions in your own backyard. Don’t forget to explore the lighting options to enhance any water feature you install.

If you are considering creating an outdoor living space, talk with one of our landscaped design specialist at DiSabatino Landscaping. We can quickly and expertly install a customized outdoor living area  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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Create the Perfect Staycation with a Beautiful Pool Installation in Time for Summer

Staycations are going to be a reality for many of us this year, why not make the best of it by having an outdoor pool or living area installed to enjoy year round?

All of us are getting a little antsy due to the quarantine necessarily in place to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. These are serious times and we should all heed the advice of local and federal authorities to keep our family safe. However, that does not mean we have to keep indoors.

The uncertainty of the times has many families forgoing their summer vacation plans to hunker down at home. 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.

For about the same investment it would cost to take a family of four on a two-week vacation, you can divert those funds to improving your outdoor living space. Give kids an incentive to brave the outdoors and enjoy the summer. An in ground pool will give them a well-needed diversion and help keep them entertained.

Picture a summer of unwinding by the pool with a well-deserved cocktail while the children splash happily and the stress level lowers. You can take it even farther by adding a comfortable outdoor living space with a cooking area to make relaxing and everyday chores easier.

DiSabatino Landscaping has partnered with Esposito Masonry to offer the highest quality outdoor living area designs with superior water features, such as in ground pools, spas with waterfalls and grottos. Full outdoor entertainment and outdoor cooking areas, fireplaces, fire pits, ponds and more. Check out our gallery below to get inspired:

Are you ready to build your perfect backyard oasis?

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Thankfully, the landscape industry is considered an essential business and we are busier than ever preparing to install some impressive outdoor pools and living spaces. Our landscape designers are adapting to the current climate by video conferencing with clients, supplying detailed 3-D renderings and virtual designs that can easily take a project from the design stage to full implementation.

With so many families finding themselves quarantined at home, there is a sudden desire to create outdoor living areas to extend their home’s square footage. If you are considering investing in a ‘staycation’ project this year, consider some of this year’s latest hardscaping and landscaping trends.

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In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we thought sharing some of our best outdoor living spaces and decking solutions might inspire you to get you ready for spring.

At DiSabatino Landscaping, we can help design the perfect outdoor living space. Unsure of how all your wants are going to fit in your backyard? Our team of innovative designers can meet any challenge!

We have been creating beautiful outdoor living areas for some of the Delaware Valley’s most discerning homeowners. Get in touch with us today to get started on creating an outdoor masterpiece in your own backyard.

Staycations will be your family traditions, as no one is going to want to leave your backyard!

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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

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Winter is the perfect time to use that fireplace or fire pit. Letting the warmth of a nice roaring fire bask over you as you sip a hot toddy or yuletide drink while inhaling the brisk winter air is invigorating, yet soothing!

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

The benefits of fire pits are many –they make the outdoors a year round gathering spot. The winter night sky is a beautiful thing and being able to gaze at the vibrant stars by the warmth of a roaring fire is perhaps the biggest benefit.

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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.

The benefits of fire pits are many –they make the outdoors a year round gathering spot. The winter night sky is a beautiful thing and being able to gaze at the vibrant stars by the warmth of a roaring fire is perhaps the biggest benefit.

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