When it's time to give some shape and structure to your landscaping, consider hardscaping. Beautiful outdoor living spaces need definition, and hardscaping provides definition without inviting years of arduous maintenance. For example, an extensive wood deck may be look good right outside your back door, but that wood will require scraping, sanding, staining, and sealing to keep it from warping and cracking. Hardscape materials, however, will serve you year in, year out, without any complaints.
Uses for Hardscape
If you're considering hardscape, think of all the different ways in which you could use this valuable landscaping tool. Hardscape is ideal for walkways, retaining walls, patios, raised garden beds, fountains, walls, and partitions. The texture of hardscape materials provides nice contrast to foliage, lawn, water features, and your home.
Integrating hardscape materials has been a landscaping technique used for thousands of years, but recent developments in materials and construction methods have expanded their uses and materials, giving you more options than ever before as you design your beautiful outdoor living spaces. The following materials can be used in a variety of ways to create your perfect landscape:
Designing and Working with Hardscaping
Even if you're not going to execute your entire master landscaping plan soon, we recommend that you design your entire yard. Hardscape is difficult to change once you've installed it, and it would be a shame to realize that you've forgotten to include part of your yard in your overall plan.
We take special care with all of our hardscaping projects, pouring concrete support slabs under all hardscaped walkways and patios. We know that beautiful outdoor living spaces depend on the underlying structures, and we pride ourselves on our custom-handcrafted work. Contact us to learn more about hardscaping your property.Author: Joe Schill