A Complete Range of Landscaping Services
for Exceptional Wilmington, DE Backyards
One-of-a-Kind Solutions That Match Your Lifestyle
Wilmington, Delaware's rich history is still on display today, with historic buildings that take you back to a simpler time, when wide open spaces were the norm and the area's rolling hills lead you into the woods, streams and pastures. Residents of this borough continue to embrace the outdoors with beautiful parks, well-kept streets, and spacious backyards. Though surrounded by modern conveniences, entertainment, and access to the big city, people in Wilmington enjoy moments of quiet and privacy immersed in the natural world, and they create those spaces for themselves at home.
At Turpin Landscape Design Build, we specialize in pools and outdoor living solutions that bring nature home to you. These intimate backyards are custom designed and installed to highlight everything you love about the outdoors: lush plants and trees, soothing water features, and a comfortable place from which to enjoy it all. Every plant and material is chosen with your preferences and understanding of maintenance requirements in mind, and we solve challenging landscape dilemmas before they start by addressing slopes, erosion control, drainage, the freeze-thaw cycle, and more during your landscape design and installation process. With a full range of landscaping services, we can complete your entire project under the guidance of one dedicated project manager.
Enjoy a natural pond that brings back memories of your summers at the lake and fosters a natural ecosystem in your backyard. Invite your friends over for a meal prepared in your outdoor kitchen and chat around the fire pit. Start your day in a lush garden, surrounded by singing birds and the flow of your waterfall. This isn't a vacation: it's everyday life in Wilmington, DE.
We're committed to responding to all messages within one business day, so fill out our contact form to learn more about our work in Wilmington and how we can create a lasting natural outdoor living space for you.
What We Have to Offer
We're more than a pool company: we offer a range of landscape design build services to ensure we can complete your entire project, no matter your vision. Everything we do is backed by years of local experience, industry certifications and affiliations, ongoing training, top-of-the-line tools and equipment, and a commitment to landscaping excellence.
Pool Design, Installation, and Landscaping
A customized pool can completely transform your backyard the way you spend your time there. Our design, installation, and pool landscaping services address your lifestyle and why you want a pool (recreation, exercise, or relaxation), and we install it to merge seamlessly with the rest of your space. Visit our Pools page to learn more
We focus on creating eco-friendly ponds, as well as maintaining them to ensure you can enjoy this peaceful water feature without any disruption or hassle. Visit our Ponds page to learn more.
To ensure your pond stays healthy, clean, and beautiful, regular pond maintenance is essential. We offer comprehensive pond maintenance services so you can enjoy all the beauty and benefits of a pond without any of the work.
Water offers a soothing sight and sound in any garden. Our team designs and installs fountains, pondless waterfalls, and more to create a visual focal point in your space with a gentle background noise that helps protect your privacy and reduce noise pollution from the street or neighboring backyards. Visit our Water Features page to learn more.
Detailed plans for larger landscaping projects ensure we capture your vision and stay on schedule. As a full-service design build company, we can bring landscaping dreams of all shapes and sizes to life for you. Visit our Landscape Architecture page to learn more.
The best landscapes start with a detailed design. At Turpin Landscape Design Build, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with our designers to ensure all your needs and preferences are addressed. Visit our Landscape Design page to learn more.
With a detailed plan in hand, our installation crew works safely and efficiently and offers regular progress updates. Our commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail shines through in every finished project. Visit our Landscape Installation page to learn more.
The best outdoor living spaces are the ones that reflect the owner's personality and lifestyle. Our custom approach ensures you get to enjoy all the features you love, from fountains and stone patios to outdoor kitchens, built-in seating, a fire pit, and more. Visit our Outdoor Living page to learn more.
No landscape is complete without the practical considerations that help determine the longevity of your pool, patio, and other features. We'll address stormwater, slopes, drainage, and more to help prevent soil erosion, protect the environment, and create durable landscaping features. Visit our Drainage page to learn more.
Exceptional Service, Satisfied Clients
Over the years, we've had the privilege to work on many unique backyard spaces in the West Chester area, and we're happy to know how much our clients love them. This is what they have to say about our craftsmanship and what it's like to work with us:
Our Approach to Custom Landscaping
Creating a great customer experience is as important to us as building beautiful landscapes. Over the years, we've streamlined our process to ensure a simple, hassle-free experience for you. View each step in our process below to learn more.
1. Get In Touch
This is where it all begins! Fill out the contact form on our website and give us some information about your project. You'll hear from us within one business day requesting any additional information that may be needed or to move forward with the next step in our process.
2. Initial Consultation
This is an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other better either on the phone or virtually. You'll go into detail about your needs and wants, to ensure we've got a good understanding of what you're looking for in your space so that we can present you with a ballpark price for your project.
3. Onsite Consultation
The Project Manager or Landscape Designer will be there, and we ask that all decision-makers be present. We’ll collect your consultation fee, which will be credited toward the design and/or construction. During this consultation we’ll take measurements, photos, and share material samples with you to help you get a better sense of what's possible. Throughout it all, we're here to guide you with expert advice and recommendations.
From there, we'll draw up your agreement and collect your deposit or design fee to secure your place on our schedule. For some projects, we'll start our design process right there on the spot!
4. Design & Materials
For larger projects and pools there is a more extensive design phase. There's a $1,500-5,000 design charge, depending upon the scope of the project and whether you'd like a 2D or 3D design. We'll have a virtual meeting to present your design plan which includes material samples. Design and material adjustments are made according to your feedback. We offer revisions, because we want to make sure the design is exactly what you're envisioning for your space. We’ll finalize your plans and draft your construction agreement. When you sign off on it and pay your construction deposit, we’ll secure your place on our calendar.
5. Project Kick-Off Meeting
You'll meet in person with the Project Manager and your crew leader, where we'll revisit the scope of your work and the fine details of your project. We'll mark everything out on the ground so you can get a sense of the layout in your space, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions. This meeting usually occurs 2-4 weeks before construction.
Your Project Manager remains your point of contact throughout the construction phase. Our crew works hard to stick to the agreed upon schedule and budget, pending any change requests or weather conditions and other circumstances out of our control. We'll provide weekly updates on the status of the project and communicate proactively whenever something needs your attention.
7. Final Walkthrough
You'll take a final look at your new landscape with your Project Manager, and we'll show you how to properly care for and maintain your outdoor features. This is also when we'll collect your final payment.
Your Choice for Wilmington, DE Area Landscaping Services
We design and build pools and landscapes for clients throughout the Chester County and beyond, including these communities:
Join a Supportive Work Family for a Growth-Oriented Career
Explore your landscaping interests with diverse training opportunities while enjoying year-round employment with competitive pay, vacation and sick time, company matching for your IRA, and a supportive, transparent work environment. Learn more about Turpin Landscape Design Build and apply for one of our open positions today. Visit our Careers page to learn more.