Ashley Arroyo

The Art of Landscaping

You’ll hear any professional landscaper say it a thousand times; landscaping is an art. Although most homeowners or do-it-yourself fans are well equipped to mow, prune, weed and lay mulch there are other tasks that require more of a design eye. The northern New Jersey climate doesn’t always allow for much wiggle room when it comes to which plants that thrive and die. Seasonal changes make it hard to account for bloom times, colors and design and this is where the art comes in. Read more

Ashley Arroyo

Spring is in full bloom in New Jersey!

Get in your car and take a drive around the suburbs of northern New Jersey. Spring blossoms are around every corner, on every street capturing eyes from the roadway. Due to changes in weather patterns, some flowering trees are already starting to loose their bloom, but the abundant colors of the spring blossoms are breathtaking! Purple, pink, white and yellow are taking over the dullness winter has left behind. Read more

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April Landscapes

April is here and landscapes all over New Jersey are brightly glowing with spring blooms.  Although our winter in 2017 was mild, northern New Jersey was lucky to get some rainfall at the beginning of April and our soil is happy for it. Our team is so excited for the start of spring season and we are working hard to make sure all of your properties around northern New Jersey are looking perfect.  Read more

Ashley Arroyo

Time to Aerate Your Lawn!

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get excited about going to work in your yard. Almost every homeowner strives for an attractive healthy lawn. Achieving this dream only comes as a result of regular and careful maintenance. If this is your dream, it’s time to start now! One way you can get a leg up on having the finest lawn it town, is to begin your spring maintenance now. Time to aerate!
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Ashley Arroyo

Evaluate Your Parking Lot

Is it time for you to invest in parking lot maintenance? With our easy to use checklist, you will find out quickly if your parking lot needs repair and updating! The winter months with their cold temperatures and freeze thaw cycles wreak havoc on parking lots and sidewalks. You may already see some cracks, potholes, or crumbling in the pavement. The paint on the curb, or parking lot striping may be faded or hard to see. Performing a yearly assessment using our checklist will help you to protect your investment by keeping up with maintenance. 

Don’t assume you know exactly what the parking lot looks like, walk outside and evaluate thoroughly. Work through these ten areas to check and see where you end up!

Parking Lot Evaluation Checklist

  • Check the parking lot surface for potholes, crumbling or damaged areas
  • Walk around the perimeter of any curbs on the property and check for any deteriorated or damaged areas
  • Check all drains on the surface or along curbing for damage or deterioration
  • Check the parking lot for particularly large cracks or areas where vegetation is peaking out
  • Take note of the color of the surface, is it faded?
  • Look for faded or missing striping on the surface and on any curbs 
  • Assess light post bases, parking bumpers or curbs for faded painting or crumbling areas
  • Check all signage for damage, fading or improper placement

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to schedule preventative or cosmetic maintenance and repairs for your parking lot. 

As a full service Commercial Landscaping Contractor, one of our services is parking lot maintenance. We have been serving businesses, schools, hospitals, churches, industrial complexes, restaurants, etc. in Northern New Jersey and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Our reputation for our fair and customized pricing, excellent customer service and reliability stands out. Whether you’ve noticed minor or major issues after completing the checklist, give us a call to see what we can do for you! 

Ashley Arroyo

Start Planning for Spring!

This coming week on March 20th spring will officially arrive! After the big storm this past week, we aren’t feeling very spring like, but this is March so it’s time to start planning for spring! There are, of course, more good freezes to come too and if you think back to last April we had a few freezing days then. But once spring officially hits, be on the lookout for new growth on any trees and shrubs to get you excited. Even now, you may see some perennial shoots popping up out of the snow!

We are already hard at work planning for summer annuals, creating beautiful, eye-catching designs for your properties, and itching to get to work on them. Our design team is already working on their new designs and projects and are excited to get to work on those that we’ve taken on during the winter to get a jump on. 

Give us a call today and set up an appointment with us to discuss your spring project ideas. Our team has been helping northern New Jersey design landscaping plantings, install new turf or sod, install paver patios, retaining walls or redesigning entire layouts for over 30 years. In a few months, the backyard is going to be your living room, plan now to make it a fun place for family and friends to gather!

We take the responsibility of your project very seriously and it is our privilege to build and maintain it for you. Our creative, highly trained and qualified team are waiting to make your dreams for your landscape your reality. You deserve the best and we’ve got it, call us today!


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Ashley Arroyo

Commercial Landscaping is Important

When you pull into your office, do you ever notice your company’s commercial landscaping? Chances are, you notice something that looks ugly, make a mental note to have that fixed, and forget it! If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, first impressions matter! There is no exception to that rule even when it comes to your commercial property.  Read more

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Our Spring Services

We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to spring at DeCarlo Landscaping. It’s time for the smell of fresh cut grass and getting yards cleaned up from the winter! We all do spring cleaning on the inside, but for us, it always feels good to clean up the outside of our commercial properties in order to liven them up for the spring months. When our team begins our spring services, you know you can count on them to get your property back in shape quickly. Read more