“Making an investment in the hardscape is like putting a roof on your home…it’s going to be there a long time so considering vital components is essential to long-term gratification.” -Ryan Houston
In landscape management, hardscapes are the solid materials such as stonework, walls, patios, decks and driveways used in the landscape. Softscapes in turn, are the trees, soil, flowers, grass and shrubs that soften the landscapes edges with greenery. Integrating the two tastefully and complementing each other is the desired result of any landscape project and design.
A great hardscape project appeals to the whole vision of the landscape and provides a foundation that helps to fully develop the overall outdoor space. So many appealing options are available from rustic stacked stonewalls to full blown outdoor kitchens. When an outdoor hardscape is considered, it’s prudent to have a design to create your overall vision for the area. While you may be only considering one small area, an overall plan with another viewpoint will save you frustration and money in the long run. Always consider the site comprehensively to ensure each space is connected and flows together.
Things to consider in creating an outdoor space:
How many people that will be using the space?
What activities are planned?
How much maintenance is required?
What is the style of your home?
What do you want your focal points to be?
How will the drainage be affected when I build this wall or patio?
With over 16 years of experience in landscaping and installations, Lawn-N-Order Landscaping, Inc. is a premier company that offers optimum design/build installations and maintenance packages at exceptionally cost effective prices. We guarantee it! If you are ready to get started on your next landscaping project, give us a call at 828-712-1590 or contact us on our online form.