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Compliment your home
Hardscaping is very popular in modern
landscape designs and can compliment your home and coordinate
with your plantings. Most homes today that are highly rated on
curb appeal have at least two or three hardscaping elements
incorporated into their design.
One popular design for backyard
hardscaping is a courtyard. This is an example of how
hardscaping can add additional outdoor living space, as well as
luxury and convenience to your home.
When it comes to hardscaping as do it
yourself projects, it is usually best to tackle jobs that are
small and simple enough to do it a weekend, such as adding a
walkway of rocks or a border of bricks. For a larger-scale job,
a professional who specialized specifically in hardscaping can
help you chose the right elements and materials that will work
best with your climate, grading and the amount of durability
that will be needed.
Never heard of the term before but hardscaping
You may have never heard of the term
before but hardscaping refers to the part of your landscaping
that is non-living. This includes driveways, stone walkways,
patios, and even wood decks. Concrete, stones, and bricks can
also be a part of hardscaping. Also, fences, arbors, gazebos,
and retaining walls can be considered part of your hardscaping.
You can use boulders when designing your landscape projects and
these would be considered hardscaping. Even the stones you use
when building a koi pond in your yard are considered
Deciding on what kind of hardscape to
use in your landscape will be up to you. It will depend on what
kind of look or atmosphere you want your yard to have. You are
only limited by your creativity and your pocketbook. You can use
hardscapes to create many different themes to your yard. You can
have an oriental theme with koi ponds and bonsai plants. You can
create an ocean feel to your yard with loose stone or wood
walkways. Then there is the wilderness or woodland feel you can
bring to your yard. You can build a stone campfire, a wooden
picnic table, or even use old barrels. The possibilities are
Let our experienced horticulturists
work with you to design a landscape scene that will delight
you. Landscaping can do everything from small renovations to
designing and installing residential or commercial landscaping.
We have designed and installed formal English gardens, Japanese
gardens and serene settings with the sounds of running water.