Darlington Designs
  • 856-442-0440
  • 105 Market Pl, Glassboro, NJ 08028, United States

A Winning Hardscape

It’s always hard, as a landscape professional, to meet with potential new clients who have either inherited a poor paver project or worse still, have learned the hard way about how to know what makes for a successful installation that will last for decades—because they currently have one that didn’t.

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Why Autumn is Important in the Landscape

In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about the importance of rejuvenating lawns in the fall with turf aeration and re-seeding, but there are other important things to do in autumn. Why autumn is important to the quality of home landscapes? Specific things done in autumn are the first steps to

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The Heat is On… Part 2

As we enter the early part of autumn, we are sometimes faced with hot, dry conditions. Even into October, we can have many hot days left before autumn brings on some cool. What will we see in our landscapes when these conditions prevail?
Faded foliage color: This is not at

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Be the Shining Star in the Neighborhood

We’ve all just set out our pumpkins and corn stalks as leaves have begun to turn color. It seems like summer was just at hand, yet it’s time to turn attention to the most wonderful time—the festive holidays celebrated at the end of the year. There are few ways that

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The Heat is On… Part 1

Landscapes have certain needs in the heat of the summer. Here are some things to watch for as the season heat’s up:

Insect issues: Sometimes, you see holes in the leaves of your plants. Don’t panic: most of the times, these are from small insects that eat leaves only

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Let’s Talk Lawn

Americans have a love-affair with their lawns. I wonder if this is due to the attachment we’ve always had to wide-open spaces that our fore fathers and mothers encountered as they went west across our native prairie grasslands, of that the are somehow reminiscent of parks.
Whatever the reason, lawn

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Right Plant, Right Place

When I first meet with clients, I often hear apologies—apologies for the look of their landscapes. The reason I am there to begin with is to help solve problems with their properties, so it always strikes me funny that clients begin this way.
Many times, it h as to do

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Important Questions for your Landscape Service Professional – Part 1

Every year when the Philadelphia Flower Show is ready to open, the phones in landscape offices begin to ring. The Flower Show inspires everyone in the Delaware Valley to start thinking about their landscapes. If you need work from a Landscape Service Professional, what are the important questions to ask?

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Let’s Make Plans – Part 2

In the previous blog, we spoke about the initial steps in creating a landscape plan. In this blog, we will move to the next steps in creating a final landscape design plan.
After the base map is drawn—and for most companies, this is a computer-generated plan– the next phase is

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