Hardscaping

DSCN1054Typical small-scale hardscaping examples include patios and sidewalks. Retaining walls are often used to create boundaries between hardscapes and earth landscaping features, or softscapes. From an urban planning perspective, hardscapes can include very large features, such as paved roads and traffic circles or traffic islands.

Hardscape means any area devoted to a landscape made up of hard wearing materials such as stone, concrete and other construction materials, as opposed to soft landscaping which is grass, landscaping beds or garden . This aspect of the landscape industry is an essential part of your outdoor living space .It give structure to the flow of your landscape or it can give definition from one living space to another without dividing a large space and allowing you to keep an open floor plan in your outdoors.

Some hardscape features are necessary for not only for their beauty, but also for function.  This can include retaining walls, to level or hold back earth.

A dry stream bed or impacted boulders for erosion control. A winding stone staircase or even sidewalks along the parkway or to your front door .

There are many material choices for all your hardscape needs weather they are a natural product like stone or a man-made product such as concrete pavers.  Many time the product choice is purely preference .however sometimes one choice is better suited than others weather from a design aspect or an environmental one.  Our designers can help you through the process of picking the product best suited choices for you and your property needs.

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