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6 Beautiful Winter Landscaping Tips to Start the Season Right

6 Beautiful Winter Landscaping Tips to Start the Season Right

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There’s no doubt about it: winter is coming! But is your yard ready to meet it?

It can be tempting to let lawn maintenance fall by the wayside in the winter months, but doing so could be devastating for your landscaping come springtime! Read on to learn our six favorite landscaping tips for the winter.

1. Plan Ahead, Plant Ahead

Believe it or not, you actually start prepping your garden for the winter months the moment that you plant something in the ground. That’s why it’s important to know what hardiness zone you live in.

Once you know your hardiness zone, you can make informed decisions about what to put in your yard so that you don’t end up with plants that just can’t survive, no matter how hard you try.

2. Water in the Winter

As long as it’s above 40°, you should still be watering your plants, even in cold weather. Keeping your plants well hydrated will help protect them from damage or disease.

Watering your yard is especially important when there’s salt involved. Any greenery you have near a road may be exposed to road salts. While these salts are great at melting ice on the roads, they can wreak havoc on your landscaping by drying them out. 

3. Rake Now, Profit Later

Many people believe that raking only has aesthetic benefits. So, if you like the red, yellow, and browns of fallen leaves in your front yard, you may be tempted to leave them there. But in reality, this can cause some serious problems for your yard later on.

Raking is the easiest way to remove debris from your lawn. This will keep your grass from being smothered or damaged over the winter.

4. Landscaping Tips to Prepare for Spring

Believe it or not, it’s never too early to prepare for springtime. If you aerate and fertilize your yard before the first freeze, your greenery will have access to those nutrients when things start to fall out. So while this might not benefit your yard when all of your plants are dormant, it will certainly help accelerate the regrowth process when warm weather finally arrives.

5. Trim a Bit Shorter

While grass is usually trimmed to a length of about three inches, this sort of length can create the perfect environment for pests to build their homes in during the winter. So, the last time you cut your grass before winter, consider trimming it to about 2 inches instead to avoid dealing with pests in the warm weather.

6. Add Lights

It’s extremely common for landscaping to feel a bit drab or dull in the winter months. If you’re in need of some mid-winter landscape rejuvenation, try hanging some lights from your trees. This can really help brighten things up, literally!

Winter Landscape Ideas

When it comes to winter-proofing your yard, following the landscaping tips above is a great place to start. Even when things are dreary or covered in snow, you can still have faith that your landscaping will return in full force once the weather warms up!

6 Beautiful Winter Landscaping Tips to Start the Season Right

Want to learn more about protecting your landscaping this winter? Contact us today!

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Snow Removal Services

Before you know it we’ll be living in a winter wonderland. It’s time to secure your snow removal services! If you have not already hired your snow removal service now is the time to start thinking about it before you’re stuck with feet of snow piled up in your driveway or parking lot.
Here are the most important things to look for when hiring a professional:
1. Check for a company that offers 24/7 services. Whether you are a business that needs clearing several times throughout the day or a homeowner it’s important to know that you are taken care of without having to even lift a finger to make a phone call.
2. Have a plan. You will want to sit down prior to the start of the season to map out the area that you will need to be plowed. This way throughout the season you’ll be able to manage the flow of traffic in your parking lots and be sure to avoid the fire hydrants and landscaping.
3. Check reviews of the company. It’s important not to go with the lowest price just to save some money because down the road you might end up having more issues. Reviews and references will be very helpful in making the right choice for your business. 
4. Check for certifications and insurance! You will want to make sure that the company you go with is completely insured. You also need to make sure their employees are trained on a variety of deicing materials, how to drive in hazardous road conditions, and so on.
If you have any questions or would like to talk about snow removal services with us please don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We look forward to taking care of you through the upcoming winter and years to come!
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Joey’s Fund Charity Annual Car Show 2019

Please join us for our 2019 Joey’s Fund Car show! 

When: Saturday, September, 28th
Rain date Saturday, October, 5th

Where: St. Mary’s Church, 20 Legion Dr, Closter, NJ

Time: 11am to 4pm

Price: Free for Spectators


A Message From The Founder of Joey’s Fund

My family and I started this fund in honor of our son Joseph DeCarlo, who passed away from cancer in 1986 at the age of 2 1/2.

At that time we were the luckiest family, as a result of an experimental treatment, we were able to have Joey in our lives for an additional year and a half!   Joey will be forever in our hearts.

On behalf of Joey’s Mother Cathy, brother Michael and sister Samantha, who he did not have an opportunity to meet, but we are sure he is watching over her today, we are asking you to help us “play it forward” and provide assistance to those families who are faced with the challenges of taking care of a child with an illness.

This fund is dedicated to easing the challenges that parents face when caring for a child suffering from a life-threatening illness.  While insurance covers most medical expenses, there are so many unforeseen costs that are NOT covered.  These expenses can include exorbitant insurance co-pays and prescription drug fees, lost wages due to missing work, gas, tolls, parking, food and other daily expenses.

In an effort to provide relief to families suffering from these circumstances, my family and I are asking valued customers, friends, families and business owners for their sponsorship in helping us  “play it forward”!

Tony DeCarlo

To make a donation to Joey’s Fund please visit our donation page 
To register a car for our show, please visit our registration page 

There is no cost to come and check out the cars, so we look forward to seeing you there! 

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Commercial Irrigation Services

Keeping your landscaping in prime condition, especially on a commercial property is dependant on a quality irrigation system. Getting the right water that plants, lawn and garden beds need are essential to keeping them vibrant and alive. To keep your property looking eye-catching and healthy, its time to consider installing an irrigation system. 

As all commercial properties differ, we work with our clients to determine what their property needs. Some areas will need more water than others and customized plans are put into place to meet the specific needs of the property. This helps to preserve the investment that you put in your commercial property and prevent the need for replanting in the future. 

Request an estimate for your commercial property by filling out our online request form. Our lawn irrigation systems are designed to conserve water, limit water runoff, allow for proper drainage and meet the customized needs of the lawn. 

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Commercial Snow Removal in Tenafly, NJ

DeCarlo Landscape Contractors provides commercial snow removal in Tenafly, New Jersey! In fact, we can help you just about anywhere in the Northern New Jersey area. So, whether you need snow removal in just one location, or several, we’ve got you covered!

With our home base in Tenafly, New Jersey, we love serving the area. It doesn’t matter if you need a higher level of service like a hospital or medical facility might require, or if you just need to keep your restaurant ready and open for customers to get out of the snow.

We specialize in commercial snow removal and go out of our way to customize services for all of our snow removal clients. From the bare bones of snow plowing and salting, to the hauling and planning for spring landscaping we provide only what our clients want and need.

For a commercial property, you need more than just some guy with a plow on his truck. You need to be able to count on reliability and safety for your visitors, clients and employees.

Get the snow removal services you need from DeCarlo Landscape Contractors. Give us a call today at (201) 585-7137 for a free, no obligation snow and ice management quote for your commercial property. We will make sure your visitors, clients, and employees stay safe during the winter months. We look forward to providing exceptional service to your commercial property.

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The Key To Finding A Good Snow Removal Contractor

Looking for in a snow removal contractor is more difficult than it may seem. Between researching companies, reading reviews, and obtaining bids, property managers and owners know, it’s not easy. With the many companies out there providing landscaping and snow contracts to commercial properties, knowing the key to finding a good snow removal contractor is essential.

What to look for:

  1. Communication – Start from your first communication with the company. Whether you call or get a quote online record how long it took for you to reach the company. When snow and ice hit unexpectedly, you’ll want to make sure you can get in contact with them.
  2. Insurance – This one will help you weed out some of the fly by night companies from a good snow removal contractor. Always inquire about the companies insurance. Using a company without the proper insurance could end up costing you down the road.
  3. Get Pricing Upfront – Collect at least three bids for your property and required services. Be sure to understand just what the bid is for and compare. The lowest price may not always be the best choice, especially for companies that charge ala-carte for services.

These three items are the keys to finding a good snow removal contractor. If you are a property or facilities manager looking for a snow removal contractor, we hope you will consider DeCarlo Landscape Contractors. Call us at (732) 451-1390 (Brick) or (201) 585-7137 (Tenafly).

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Northern New Jersey Commercial Snow Removal

Looking for reliability when it comes to commercial snow removal? Look to none other than DeCarlo Landscape Contractors. All it takes is two minutes to fill out our quick estimate form, and our staff will be in touch to discuss your needs for northern New Jersey commercial snow removal.

Our staff will provide a custom quote for your Northern New Jersey commercial property depending on your individual needs. There are no cookie-cutter quotes when dealing with DeCarlo Landscape Contractors. We take into account the size of the property, and specific services needed in order to determine a quote for your property.

We service businesses all over northern New Jersey from towns such as Allendale, Morristown, Franklin Lakes, Newark, Montvale, Jersey City, and many more. If you’re one of the business owners out there hoping there won’t be snow this winter, you are brave! Believe us, you don’t want to be left scrambling for a plow at the last minute, your business relies on it!

Our fleet of trucks, spreaders, blowers and grounds crew are ready to jump into action at a moments notice of a storm in northern New Jersey. Don’t be one of the businesses left behind and waiting for a last minute plow.

DeCarlo Landscape Contractors is northern New Jersey’s choice for on-time commercial snow removal and ice control. Let us get the job done for you. Call us at (201) 585-7137 to learn more about our snow services!

Please note, we are not accepting residential snow plowing clients at this time.

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Snow & Ice Management

Most companies realize that weather can change quickly, and you need to be prepared for anything that may happen. Whether a huge storm is predicted and only 1-2 inches fall, or its predicted snow wont hit a certain area only to wake up to over a foot! Weather does what it wants, and although somewhat predictable its not always easy. With DeCarlo Landscape Contractors, a strategic, proactive approach to snow and ice management is what you get. Your business will be prepared for it all.

Equipped to handle commercial snow and ice removal from the smallest lots to a large hospital or facility, DeCarlo Landscape Contractors is your choice. The fundamentals of our business are being prompt and reliable making sure that even things you don’t plan for won’t keep your business from operating its normal day-to-day.

Our Services Include: Snow plowing, snow shoveling, snow removal, ice management & ice removal for commercial properties.

We do not contract out to other companies, meaning, you can count on DeCarlo to be at your property when we say we will. Our equipment is state of the art and meticulously taken care of in order to provide the best service possible to our commercial clients.

Get a free estimate for your commercial property today so that you are prepared for the unpredictable winter ahead.

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Snow is coming, New Jersey!

When a huge storms hit New Jersey, businesses tend to close the store in preparation, delay the start of business or even close early. As of yesterday, there is a prediction for snowfall this upcoming weekend. Get ready, snow is coming, New Jersey. If you own a commercial property, hiring a professional in snow removal will make your tenants and business owners secure in knowing that their business will not be affected by the snow.

If you haven’t secured your snow removal plan, now is the time. DeCarlo Landscapes provides the top of the line service in winter snow removal for New Jersey commercial properties and has for over 30 years. Our team is already monitoring the predictions and reports for this upcoming weekend.

If the predictions are right, and New Jersey gets particularly heavy snowfall this weekend, we will make it our aim to keep up with your parking lot and sidewalks periodically throughout the storm. This means we keep your clients and your employee’s safety a high priority, and business running as usual throughout the day. You can trust us to keep the walkways and pavements free and clear throughout the day, allowing your customers to come and go as per usual and providing a safe exit in the evening.

If you still haven’t secured a commercial snow removal service for 2019, you need to book one ASAP. Slots are rapidly running out as the snow begins to fall, call us today!

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Happy New Year!

Its hard to believe 2019 is just around the corner. DeCarlo Landscape Designs thanks all of its past and current customers for their business throughout 2018 and looks forward to serving you in the new year!

Don’t forget, the winter season has just officially begun as of December 21st which means there is still plenty more snow to deal with in the upcoming months. If you haven’t secured your commercial snow removal contract for 2019 time may be running out.

Our commercial snow services include snow removal, ice control, snow plowing, sidewalk shoveling and ice removal to commercial and corporate clients throughout the Northern New Jersey and New Jersey Shore area.

Call us today at (201) 585-7137 and start your 2019 off right knowing your commercial property is prepared for snow in the new year!