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Darlington Designs

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 as funny that clients begin this way.
Many times, it has to do

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Must-Ask Questions for Your Landscape Project – Part 2

For this part of our monthly blog, we’ll talk about ”Must-Ask Questions for Your Landscape Project” as they pertain to new installations.
“How do we make the best use of our space?” In the initial meetings, you want the design/build firm you are meeting with to come up with ideas

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Must-Ask Questions for Your Landscape Project – 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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Let’s Make Plans – Part 1

Groundhog Day marks the halfway point for winter, so now that we are on the uptick to spring, it’s time to start thinking more seriously about your landscape. Let’s make plans!
What are landscape plans and why are they a vital phase to building a successful outdoor living space? We

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Winter Landscapes – Part 2

In the last edition, we spoke about design elements and features that enhance the look of your winter landscape. In this edition, we will talk about some of the best plants that can be incorporated for further enhancement. And not all of them are evergreen!
One design “rule,” is that

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Winter Landscapes – Part 1

It’s official; we’ve got winter in the Delaware Valley, marked by the first snowfalls of the season with production work disrupted for the crews mobilizing for snow removal and treatments. Many people think the landscape season is over once winter begins. But this is not true. Winter landscapes can be

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Landscape Trends for 2018, Part 2

In our last issue we reported on Relaxation Gardens, Climate-Controlled Gardens, and Natural Stone as landscape trends for 2018. This list is adapted from Garden Media Group and their Trends Report.
On to more landscape trends for 2018.
4. The Social Network as a Landscape Trend.
This is about how

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Landscape Trends for 2018, Part 1

We are at the end of another year and season. As we finish out our last clean-ups, blow away the last of the leaves, and see the glow of holiday lighting installed and illuminated, we start thinking ahead to the landscapes of 2018.
Every year, Garden Media Group from Kennett

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Help Us Celebrate Our Recent Award

And the winner is… Darlington Designs!
We have an exciting announcement to share with you: we received the 2017 Hardscape North America Award. Our services are recognized for installation in the Category: “Residential setting over 4,000 square feet using a combination of hardscape products.” We used EP Henry products as

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