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Attract Attention with DeCarlo Landscaping Design

It’s been a beautiful week to take a drive around Northern New Jersey. With all of the spring flowers and shrubs in bloom, you can’t help but notice places you’ve never taken note of. It seems as though this time of year, the bright colors and vibrancy of spring can make us realize a business has been in our own backyard and we had no idea. That’s what DeCarlo Landscaping Design can do for you. Read more

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Fall Design for your Commercial Property

The leaves are slowly changing color, and soon the bright colors of summer will be gone. Harvest colors like deep orange, red and purple will take over and soon autumn will be in full bloom. You may know how to design for your home around this time of year, but what about your business? It’s time to think about fall for your commercial property, so here are the top ideas that we have for bringing fall color to your property.

For deep color year ‘round, including fall and winter, rely on evergreens. Planting these on your commercial property will help to provide a beautiful backdrop to plants as well as against the pure white of snow.

Mums are in season and are not just for residential use! Mums, with their variety of colors, are great for containers as well as landscape beds. Pairing them with cabbages, kale or ornamental grasses give them that fun fall feeling.

Think outside the box and incorporate some seasonal design elements. Consider using cornstalks and pumpkins to give that last bit of fall feel around your commercial property. Cornstalks provide height that sometimes gets lost this time of year, and pumpkins paired with mums or cabbages give you a bright pop of color.

Keeping your commercial property rolling with the seasons keeps you relevant. Using a full palette of fall colors by combining fall plants, and decorative elements help you to keep that aesthetic appeal throughout every season. Need some help planning your fall design for your commercial property? We can help, contact us today!


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The green space on your commercial property used to look beautiful and lush, but now it’s looking bare or full of weeds! Consider doing some ground work this year and installing some new turf to brighten up your property. The question is do you use seed or sod? In this blog, we will go over the pros and cons of both and let you make the decision!

Seed Pros:

  • Undoubtedly the cheaper option
  • Able to develop a deep root system which may help it to last longer
  • Good for large areas

Seed Con’s

  • Timing is important when planting new seed, this option leaves you with two windows for planting which are late summer and early fall
  • Cultivation, aeration, dethatching and adding topsoil are needed to help the seed take root
  • Susceptibility to weeds
  • A seed needs time to germinate and grow, allow for about 6-8 weeks for a lush lawn

Sod Pro’s

  • Quick Results
  • Can be used for larger areas or for patch jobs
  • Timing is not an issue, sod can be put down any time of year

Sod Con’s

  • Sod Costs more than seed
  • More labor intensive than seed

The landscaping experts at DeCarlo Landscaping Design have been helping commercial property owners keep their properties full of lush lawn for over 30 years. We have the experience needed to determine whether your property would benefit from seed or sod and to help guide you through the process of choosing what is right for your property.

Let us help you to create the healthiest, vibrant property on the block. Although seeding and sodding achieve the same goal, the timing, budget and labor requirements make these methods very different. Make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into with each process and as always, if you are unsure, ask for help from a commercial landscape expert.


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Commercial Property Foot Traffic

Many commercial property owners use footpaths and sidewalks to guide their clients, tenants and consumers from the parking lot to the building with ease. Some footpaths cut through landscaping, over medians and around the property. Many times, it becomes apparent that consumers and tenants are creating their own foot paths through shrubs or across the lawn for a more direct route, creating a mess through the loose bark and mulch as well as trampling grass growth.

When these types of things start happening, we suggest that property managers look more closely at their landscaping design and make changes to better accommodate those traversing their property. Customers creating their own paths through the mulch can be dangerous as they may slip and fall. When property owners absolutely do not want these footpaths we suggest tighter planting of shrubs or physical barriers to deter this type of foot traffic.

No matter what your goal is for your property, we can help you to get there. Whether it’s creating new foot paths through your existing landscaping design and installing new walkways, creating barriers to deter foot traffic, or planting dense shrubbery, we are the company for you. Our dedicated landscape design team has the experience and know how to make whatever your goal is to come true. We can also give you expert advice and guide you in the right direction if you need the help.

Spring is the best time of year to commence a project such as this. It sets the tone for the entire spring and summer season and will help you to save grass that is being trampled, garden beds that are being ruined and to better help your tenants and customers gain entrance into your property. Call us any time or fill out our contact form and one of our representatives will contact you about getting started with us.