A Custom-Designed Hardscape Adds Beauty and Value
While landscape designs are generally thought of as “natural,” such as trees and shrubs, grass and flowers, gardens and pathways, hardscape designs can add character and beauty to your property, too. The term “hardscape” can encompass practical installations such as driveways, sidewalks and retaining walls, but also includes elegant additions like winding rock walls, welcoming gazebos and peaceful koi ponds, or fun entertainment areas such as fire pits, outdoor kitchens and multi-level decks. Your property’s ideal hardscape is limited only by your own imagination.
Does your property include a large, flat expanse of grassy lawn? If so, perhaps you would enjoy using hardscape techniques to break that spread into smaller, welcoming areas. For example, the professionals at Landscape Solutions & Design can help you visualize a section with a gazebo that shelters a bench or two and is ringed by flowering shrubs and shaded by tall trees, perfect for intimate conversations.
Maybe you would like to have a gurgling pond surrounded by plants that attract beautiful birds and butterflies, with comfortable seats for reading or meditation. Your family might prefer to meander through a carefully-designed flower garden with hardscape features such as layered terraces, a water fountain and a few thought-provoking statues.
If your family enjoys outdoor entertaining, we can help you with that hardscape project, too. Even if your yard is small, just imagine a sunken or an elevated fire pit with seating for everyone who wants to roast a hot dog or just enjoy a romantic fire on a crisp evening. Or, you can entertain friends and neighbors in an outdoor kitchen that includes storage and food prep areas along with a sit-down eating space in addition to the requisite grill station.
Of course, your hardscape can be as elaborate as a multi-level porch-deck-patio structure with both screened-in and open areas complete with sound system and strategic lighting for larger gatherings. It may be that you simply have an impressive entrance that could use a touch of hardscape appeal, such as a pair of fountains and some up-lighting to add elegant drama.
Landscaping Solutions & Design will use our state-of-the-art design software to bring your vision to life. And, you can make additions, changes and adjustments as we consult together and you’ll see exactly how your imagined plan will look in reality.
In addition to the design and installation of hardscape features, you can rely on us for regular property maintenance, too. Our services include mowing and watering your lawn, along with fertilizing, aerating and seeding it annually to ensure a lush carpet of green grass each spring. We will protect your planted areas with mulch, straw or pine needles to preserve needed moisture and block the weeds and we will cut back your trees and prune dead branches before weather events cause them to fall. And, you can count on us to remove any snow or ice from the property so everyone stays safe as they come and go. We can handle any project you require to make your outdoor area appealing and useful. These improvements will always add to the value of your home.