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Spring Into a Beautiful Outdoor Space

Create your own private dream space right in your backyard with a custom outdoor structure. Highlight your home with a classic pavilion, handcrafted pergola or elegant arbor. An expert outdoor living designer can create a stylish space that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

There are many advantages to building a custom outdoor structure. They add another level of security from Mother Nature, offering shelter from the rain and relief from the blazing summer sun. Outdoor living areas create an outdoor room that is open and airy, yet provides a defined area with privacy on your porch, in the backyard garden area or by the pool.

Before you begin your outdoor project, there are a few things to consider:

Extra Room to Relax and Entertain

Does your family love to host parties? Multi-level decks provide extra entertaining space or peaceful areas to enjoy a warm evening. Outdoor structures extend the life of your party, allowing guests to mingle both inside and out.

Do you need a place to relax after a long day of work? Consider building a gazebo or pavilion to make a shaded area and create a calming, peaceful retreat. Both options create more square footage in your home, improving your home’s value.

Beauty and Durability

Experienced outdoor living designers understand how to work with your home and property to create the ideal outdoor living space. Whether you prefer natural wood or modern Azek solid cellular PVC, the end result will be a handcrafted, great-looking product. Cellular PVC is fashioned after natural wood using specialized wood crafting tools. It looks exactly like the real thing, yet is virtually maintenance free. This means it won’t rot, split or warp; retaining its long-lasting appeal.

Color Matching Options

Your custom outdoor structure can be painted to match your home’s style. The majority of manufacturers offer a wide range of choices in colors. These paints should come with a warranty against cracking, peeling, and blistering so you can enjoy your space without the hassle of maintenance.

Peace of Mind

Building a custom outdoor structure can be a daunting undertaking. An outdoor living professional should help you gain an understanding of your project before any work is even done by creating a 3-D rendering of your design. This will allow you to visualize the project before work begins, and change any aspects as needed. You should also ensure the firm has a solid warranty. With the highest quality materials and professional installation, your custom outdoor structure will stand the test of time.

DiSabatino Outdoor Living’s professionals work with clients at every stage of the project, from the initial project meet to follow-up w

ork, ensuring confidence and satisfaction in every single job. They use only the highest quality material to ensure your home is treated as if it was their own and back their work with a comprehensive warranty, one of the best in the business.

DiSabatino Outdoor Living has been designing, building and maintaining beautiful outdoor living spaces for more than 20 years. As part of the DiSabatino family, their division adds exceptional outdoor structures to an already impressive line of hardscaping, landscaping and masonry offerings. To learn more about their services, visit them online at DiSabatinoInc.com or call 302-225-8889.

Reimagine Your Backyard

It’s time to fall in love with your home again. One of the best ways to do so is with a custom outdoor structure. Build an outdoor living room, design a classic pavilion or create an elegant entrance portico or classic arbor. No matter which option you choose, there are a number of advantages to building a custom outdoor structure that accents your home while increasing your entertaining space.

Safety from the Elements

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, a custom structure will offer a way to enjoy Mother Nature from a cozy sitting area. Porticos provide shelter from the rain, while porches, pergolas and pavilions allow for shade from a blazing summer sun. Multi-level decks offer a peaceful spot to enjoy a warm evening. Outdoor structures also extend your entertaining square footage, allowing guests to mingle both inside and out. This creates more of a livable space in your home, improving your home’s value.

A Custom Design Consultation

Before any work begins, outdoor living designers hold a meeting with their clients to gain an understanding of the project. Based on this feedback, designers will create a 3-D comprehensive rendering of the design. Clients will see and approve the finished product before any work is even started on their property. This transparency eliminates any confusion and increases satisfaction in every project.

High-Tech Engineering

Work with the best in materials. DiSabatino Outdoor Living offers an extensive product line that includes, decks, pergolas, arbors, pavilions and porticos. These products are handcrafted using the highest standards in solid Azek cellular PVC. Azek is engineered to look like natural wood, in addition to resisting any rotting, splitting or warping.

 

Standing the Test of Time

Outdoor structures demand the best in design and professional installation. DiSabatino Outdoor Living offers a comprehensive warranty, one of the best in the business. Their professionals work with clients at every stage, from the initial walkthrough to follow-up work, ensuring confidence and satisfaction in every single job.

A Culture of Excellence

DiSabatino Outdoor Living has been designing, building and maintaining beautiful outdoor living spaces for more than 20 years. As part of the DiSabatino family, their division adds exceptional outdoor structures to an already impressive line of hardscaping, landscaping and masonry offerings. To learn more about their services or schedule a design consultation, visit them online at DiSabatinoInc.com or give them a call at 302-225-8889.

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Fall Landscaping Mistakes to Know and Avoid

Fall is upon us. Like most homeowners; you are getting your lawn ready for the winter months. In order to keep your outdoor space looking pristine; season after season, fall preparations can have a huge impact. It’s easy to get the general to-do’s; however there are some very common mistakes that homeowners make when preparing their lawns for winter. 

Hardscaping is just as important as soft landscaping:

When referring to landscaping there are two common categories – soft and hard. Soft landscaping refers to anything living, has texture, and can be planted; such as grass, trees, and flowers. Hardscaping is defined as the man-made features of landscape architecture; such as walls, rocks, mulch, pavers, or pathways for safety, function, and beauty. Keeping your hardscaping maintained is just as important as pruning your living greenery. Power Washing and mold control can help keep your pathways looking fresh even during winter months. 

Year-round pool maintenance

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For homeowners with a pool; the end of summer symbolizes the time to stop putting effort into maintaining the pool. Think again! During the fall months the pool will need to keep its chemicals at balanced levels and fallen debris, leaves, and bugs will need to be cleaned out weekly. This Helps keep filters and your systems running smoothly. Keeping the pool deck and walkways clean is also overly important. Fall is the perfect time for additional issues to arise; to include black mold and mildew.  

 

Fertilize your fall lawn

Fall lawns do not typically grow at the same speed as in the summer months. That does not mean that because you are not cutting as often that your lawn does not need additional care in preparation for the winter months. Like any landscaping maintenance; having a routine will help abstain additional damage to your outdoor space during the colder winter months ahead. 

Not Having a Plan

Homeowners are always hearing that fall is the perfect time to start any landscaping project. It is not a myth. It is important to have a plan in place to help amend any pre-existing issues before adding anything additional. The experts at DiSabatino Landscaping can help. It is important  to have a specific theme or look decided before the landscaping project is launched. No matter how small or large this project may be; evaluate how the hardscaping and soft landscaping elements will be affected. 

 

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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Why Build A Patio Under Your Deck?

Spring is on the horizon and winter is slowly fading away. Many of us are chomping at the bit to get fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors. There is no better way to invigorate your soul than to soak in the warm rays of the sun with a soft warm breeze gently sending wafts of spring scents your way.

With how wet this past winter has been and the last dump of snow dosing our hopes for an early spring, outdoor living might not be front and foremost in our minds. It should be. In fact, optimizing your outdoor living space by adding an outdoor living area under a raised or second story deck is a great use of space.

5 Reasons to Add a Patio Under a Second Story Deck:

1) Increase Square Footage:

If your home is not large enough to entertain large crowds, building an outdoor living area under a raised deck is a great way to extend your home’s square footage and create a space that can be used year round.

2) Double Your Outdoor Entertainment Space:

An under deck patio gives you a second area to relax and enjoy nature at the ground level.

3) Gives You Cover:

Under the deck patios offer you protection from the elements, allowing for bringing some of the indoors outside, such as entertainment centers, fully stock outdoor kitchens and/or bars, fireplaces and more.

4) Better Functionality:

Because you can safely bring traditional indoor elements outside, thanks to the cover the second story deck provides, your outdoor living area provides better functionality. You can easily entertain outdoors without having to drag a bunch of things outside, because it is already there.

5) Extended Hours:

It is easy to create a patio with all the features such as lighting, heating and cooking capabilities that allows for extended entertaining into evenings, no matter what time of year it is.

A bit of advice is to determine what features you patio design should include by figuring out with what matters most to you. How do you plan to use your patio? How important is low maintenance? What specific features do you definitely have to have?

DiSabatino Landscaping design experts can help you determine all the answers to these questions and help you build a beautifully customized below deck patio that will fulfill your wildest dreams.

DiSabatino Landscaping creates beautiful custom-designed outdoor patios 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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All Season Sunrooms are a Perfect Home Addition

Four season sunrooms or all season sunrooms are a great way to bring the outdoors in all year round. They help you enjoy the benefits of natural light, which clinical studies show to improve physical and emotional well-being.

Sunrooms add space and utility to any home. All season rooms are likely to become one of the more popular spots for entertaining or relaxing. The thin veil between the outdoors and indoors make them a perfect location to grow herbs and prized plantings.

Sunrooms are a perfect option for homeowners that are looking to add a space offering that offers a variety of functionality. For example, a perfect breakfast nook use to start the day off right. Especially when the sun is shining.

All season sunrooms can double up on usability. They can be an office during working hours and a gathering space during the evening hours. A great spot for cocktail hour or casual dining.

Sunrooms can serve as craft room or playroom to keep the clutter and chaos away from the main areas of your home.

If your square footage is limited, a sunroom with privacy blinds, could serve as a temporary guest room.

Adding a four season room to your home allows you to bring all the best elements of the outdoors inside the home and leave the worst outside. Unlike a three season sunroom, an all season room can be used year-round.

Do not be fooled by the name ‘sunroom’. This space can be used all year long and with any weather conditions. DiSabatino Landscaping can design a room that caters to all of your needs, and then some!

Imagine looking out your windows as the snow falls to the ground in your backyard. Give us a call at 302-764-0408 to start your process!

10 Uses for an All Season Sunrooms:

  1. Breakfast Nook
  2. Home Office
  3. Greenhouse
  4. Entertainment Center
  5. Craft Room
  6. Playroom
  7. Guest Room
  8. Work out Room
  9. Game Room
  10. Library

If you want to extend the square footage of your home with an all season sunroom, give DiSabatino Landscaping a call today. Our team will help you make all the right choices for your home addition. 

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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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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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12 Great Features to Consider Adding to Custom Outdoor Swimming Pools

Custom outdoor swimming pools are a terrific way to have staycations throughout the spring and summer, sometimes into the fall months. Whether our clients opt for custom gunite pools, fiberglass pools or vinyl liner pools, they always ask us what added features are best.

While the answer to this question will vary depending on a client’s preferences and needs, we find that laying out all the options help focus on inground pool designs to reflect their vision. Once they get a feel for the custom features that they want, they will need to compare the costs of such features to their budget and prioritize the ones they really want.

With the summer in full swing, parents are facing unique challenges this year. We thought sharing a few features of our inground pool designs that can help keep your kids at home safe, healthy and more importantly, happy!

12 Features to Consider With Your Custom Swimming Pool Installation:

1) Pool Slide: A custom pool slide can add a little life to any inground swimming pool and make your custom pool the envy of the neighborhood. There are a wide variety of custom designed pool slides available with different sized flumes that will reflect your style and wishes.

2) Diving Board or Diving Rock: Diving boards can serve as an enjoyable recreational feature to your custom swimming pool provided your pool design is deep enough. If you have energetic pool goers that would enjoy doing somersaults and backflips, this might be a feature you should add to your pool.

3) Hot tub: Hot tubs or spillover spas that are raised above the pool level serves a duel purpose; that of being therapeutic and an added water feature to custom swimming pools.

4) Grotto: Adding a cave or grotto as a place to retreat from the glaring sun or the crowd to peacefully meditate is becoming a very popular water feature in many custom pool designs.

5) Pool Bar: If you’re planning on entertaining an adult audience that appreciate imbibing cocktails while relaxing in a pool, a swim up pool bar might be a nice feature to add to your pool.

6) Fountain: A cascading water fountain adds a peaceful ambience to custom swimming pools that are not only therapeutic but a great aerators that will keep the water cool.

7) Waterfall: Built with Real or Faux Boulders, cascading waterfalls add a naturalistic element to custom swimming pools and one of the most popular water features around. These too are great aerators to keep water temperatures cooler.

8) Rain Curtain: Young and old alike enjoy the cooling curtains of water falling into the pool from a pergola roof or some other overhang.

9) Bubblers: Small jets set in the floor of a shallow end of a custom swimming pool shoot streams of water that gurgle or bubble up to the surface.

10) Deck Jets: Thin arching streams of water shooting from the pool decking into the pool can be illuminated with color changing LED lights to make any night swim a fun event.

11) Mist Curtains: Having a  fog or misting system around the pool can greatly reduce the air temperature making for a much more comfortable pool side nap.

12) Pool House: Want to keep everyone comfortable and close to all the amenities? Consider a pool house with changing and bathroom, refrigerator full of everyone’s favorite beverages and maybe even a comfortable sitting area to shelter from inclement weather.

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 in your very own custom swimming pool.


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7 Great Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Living Area

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!

Fire Pit Installation by DiSabatino Landscaping and Esposito Masonry's Outdoor Living Area

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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