Maintaining a focus on high quality landscaping projects while achieving exceptional client satisfaction has been the successful mission of teams at DiSabatino Landscaping for the past 25 years.
They build custom outdoor living spaces throughout the Brandywine Valley, with a team of professionals offering extraordinary hardscaping, landscaping and masonry build projects.
“Our family name is our company,” says founder and owner Chris DiSabatino. “Every team member you see representing us in uniform and every job sign proudly posted on a client’s property is an important part of our legacy.”
Chris ensures that the DiSabatino Landscaping and Esposito Masonry team members are part of a collaborative process that delivers a seamless experience for clients from start to finish. He says designers help clients select materials and decide on a variety of styles, often hosting clients at their extensive display garden for help with design inspiration. They also offer 3D graphic models for many of their projects, allowing clients to see the scope and scale of each project and modify any aspects before work begins.
“We work alongside our clients to create their ideal design, which incorporates a range of options, including the property’s individual features, desired level of maintenance and style of entertaining,” says Chris. Furthermore, every finished project is backed by the DiSabatino warranty, he assures, reminding that landscaping often increases the value, beauty, enjoyment and style of homes.
DiSabatino team members cite four landscaping considerations that already are popular for this year:
1. Outdoor Gathering Spaces: Many of today’s homeowners use their outdoor living areas not just as places to hang out, but to cook and entertain guests. Innovative, technology-enhanced outdoor islands built around premium kitchens and grills, bars or built-in sound systems and outdoor flat screen televisions, meet consumers’ desires for full, outdoor living experiences in their backyards.
Chris and Vince Esposito created an Outdoor Living Division focused on masonry and hardscaping services, pools, patios, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.
The DiSabatino Outdoor Living team offers a full range of outdoor living options, including custom decks, pool houses, pergolas, pavilions, porticos and sunrooms. “It was a natural fit with what we were doing for our clients, so we felt it would be a much better experience to keep everything seamless in-house," says Vince.
2. Water Features: David Mull, DiSabatino registered landscape architect, says more and more gardeners are turning their gardens into retreats for relaxation, and the addition of a water fountain or waterfall goes a long way. "You could also consider adding a bird bath. Birds need clean water to bathe and drink, so placing a bird bath in your garden and cleaning the water regularly will make a huge difference for birds in your area," he adds.
3. Classic Blue: Pantone’s “Classic Blue” was named the color of 2020, and it’s popping up all over the design world. Blue plants continue to be the most sought-after hue in the garden, and can be used with a variety of plants, from hydrangeas to salvia. DiSabatino team members predict indigo accents, outdoor containers, pots, pillows and other outdoor décor items will be in high demand this coming season.
4. Accent Lighting: Showcase new surroundings with an exterior lighting system that enhances visibility, safety and security. Experienced designers create outdoor lighting plans that highlight properties' best features at nighttime and offer lighted entranceways for guests. “New and efficient LED lights that can be operated through cellphone apps are what many homeowners will seek," says Brian Cane, DiSabatino landscape designer.
"We're happy to be called for design consultations so we can help clients realize the full potential of their outdoor living spaces," says Chris.
Additional US Landscaping Trends for 2020:
- Ornate, geometric designs are catching on, with homeowners eager to incorporate the latest interior design patterns outside.
- Contemporary and transitional landscaping design is popular.
- Permission to plan landscapes in personal, individual ways is more prevalent.
- Remote-controlled irrigation is more commonplace.