What is hardscaping? Simply said, it is a technique that makes use of long-lasting materials to keep the surrounding soil or water in place while still achieving the intended landscape design. Designing a landscape with the use of hardscapes allows for more aesthetically beautiful designs that make the most of any available area and enhance the overall quality of life in your residence. Whether you’re hosting guests, relaxing, or taking advantage of the great outdoors, your home’s hardscapes are working behind the scenes to make it even better.
In order to help you picture their use in your yard, a landscape design professional has compiled a list of some of the most popular trademark hardscape features.
Patios are a great way to extend your home’s outdoor living space. A patio hardscape will encourage your family to spend more time outside, in lawn chairs or at tables. Also, everyone with a patio hardscape knows the patio is party central.
2. Arbors and Trellises
Arbors and trellises can make any backyard spectacular. There’s something about trellis that enchants any backyard. Plant ivy or grapes near a trellis or arbor hardscape and watch the plants climb up the hardscape, adding to its attractiveness.
They are typically used for both functional and aesthetic purposes. As shown in the image on the right, hardscapes can be attractive. Backyard Reflections’ hardscape and landscape specialists can help you build a wall to separate a route from a hill on your property or just to make it look nice.
4. Paver Path
Paver driveways are the belles of the ball when it comes to driveways. If you’re considering a paver driveway, bear in mind that they come in an array of colors, shapes, and patterns.
5. Stone Paths
Stone Paths are great hardscapes for homes with lots of exterior space. Avoid mud by walking around your property on a stone path. These are perfect for folks who desire a sturdy outside footing but don’t want a concrete pathway ruining their natural façade.
Backyard Reflections is a landscape specialist that designs, constructs, installs, and manages your project, which may include patios, driveways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchen and living space.
We’d love to help you transform your outdoor living space! Call us at (320) 640-2626 in Annandale, (218) 220-2785 in Nisswa or fill out our online contact form to schedule your no-obligation consultation.