Hardscaping is a type of landscaping that’s usually chosen by people who want to create a patio in their backyards, a walkway, or a driveway. When you decide to use hardscape, it’s important to keep a few things in mind, so check out these tips!
“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.” - Charles Lindbergh
Check Your Ground
Before getting started with your hardscaping plans, check how much space you have available, how much space you actually want to use, and which elements you’d like to add (a patio, a pond, a walkway, etc.).
You need to consider drainage requirements before getting anything done, and a professional landscaping designer can help you with that. Make sure your plans won’t cause any draining issues.
Focal Point + Balanced Elements
Plan your hardscape in a way you’re creating a main area that will be the focal point. Then be sure to make every element added look as natural as possible. For example, you don’t want a boulder to look like it’s been placed there, you want it to look like it’s always been there!
Don’t Skip the Greens
If you live in areas that have strong sun and little water, you may feel the need to dial down on using natural greens.
You can still adapt hardscape and greenery with artificial grass.
Or, you can use just a little bit of natural grass, which won’t require too much water to survive the hot weather.
Of course, there’s no one that can help you achieve the hardscaping of your dreams like a professional landscaper.
They can help you with:
- Choosing the proper materials for your style and area
- They can prevent serious damage to your land
- Properly prepare the site to receive hardscaping materials
They can even be the perfect pick up point if you’re still not sure of what is it exactly that you want.
Add a Bench
Benches are beautiful and make a great addition for people who like to spend time outside, enjoying nature, bird watching, drawing and painting landscapes, or even just taking their daily dose of vitamin D.
Add a Fountain
Among hardscaping options, you can also add sculptures and fountains. Both have gorgeous options to go with. If you opt for the fountain idea, you could even make it a bird bath to enjoy bird watching during the day!
Keep it Simple
It’s hard keeping it simple when there are so many great ideas to choose from, but this photo is a great representation of using simplicity to your favor. A simple garden bed can make a big impact to your landscape, don’t you think?
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