Top Hardscaping Projects for Your Yard

Hardscape is essential to landscape design, providing dimension and order for your landscaping. The difference between landscape and hardscape is that landscaping utilizes natural materials, like plants and grasses, and hardscaping uses non-living elements, like stone and wood. While there are numerous potential hardscaping projects to improve your property, here are some of the most popular.

Stairs & Walkways

One of the best ways to transition between outdoor spaces is with walkways and stairs. These elements, designed thoughtfully and executed professionally, can bring together an otherwise disjointed yard. When it comes to stairs and walkways, function is always the top priority. However, their form can be anything from bluestone to brick and will depend on your design and budget.   

Decks & Patios

No backyard design is complete without a deck or patio to entertain or relax. Both create additional living space and are sure to increase your property value. Decks are usually built with wood or wood composite, while we build patios with numerous materials like pavers or tile.  

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are often used to “retain” soil and structurally reinforce an area. However, they are also used to create seating and garden beds or to divert water. Regardless of purpose, we usually build retaining walls with concrete, stone, or wood – depending on the details of the project and budget.  

Fire Pits

Fire pits are currently one of the most popular hardscaping projects locally. They are great because they create an outdoor room that you can use at least 3 out of 4 seasons each year. Fire pits extend the usable timespan of your outdoor space and usually have a significant return on investment.  

Pergolas & Gazebos

Pergolas and gazebos are great solutions to provide cover from the sun. If you are wondering what the difference is between the two, it is the amount of sun coverage. Pergolas typically offer partial coverage, while a gazebo has a complete roof. We often build pergolas on patios, decks, or poolside. On the other hand, Gazebos are best away from your home – in an area you do not usually get to enjoy. 

While these are some of the most common hardscaping projects we are working on today, the possibilities are endless. According to Angi, hardscape home improvements can significantly increase property value, with up to 80% ROI. So don’t wait! Contact Landscape Design Network today to discuss these or any other hardscaping projects to make your dream yard a reality.  

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