A Hardscape is the Way to Go
What is a Hardscape, and How Does It Enhance My Yard?
In 1873, Frederick Law Olmsted (considered to be the father of American landscape architecture) was commissioned to design the grounds around the capitol building. The majority of his plan centered around the junction of nature and architecture, which included fountains, lampposts and sidewalks. Modern landscaping professionals would call this a hardscape. Hardscapes are an inanimate element of landscaping that includes sidewalks, retaining walls and pools. A properly executed hardscape will allow for landscaping that was previously impossible due to soil erosion and unruly plant life. All in all, a professional quality hardscape will allow for your family’s increased enjoyment, as well as increase your property value.
However, this definition is rather vague, as hardscapes include a wide variety of services and products. These services and products include buildings, bridges, stepping stones, driveways, entertainment features, and so much more! Hardscapes are not limited to things we walk on, or certain materials used in their construction. Often, they are made of wood, concrete, natural stone and metal. Hardscapes can include entertainment systems as well. Essentially, any element that is not vegetative can be a hardscape, and Landscape Solutions and Design works with them all!
What We Offer.
Landscape Solutions and Design offers a wide array of services that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood. With custom designs and a knowledgeable staff, we guarantee your satisfaction!
Our services include:
• Driveways and sidewalks: Driveways and sidewalks lead the way as the most utilized hardscape feature, and are the first thing that people see upon coming to your home. If they are in disrepair, Landscape Solutions and Design can bring them back to their former glory. As they connect all of the elements in your yard to one another, they are a top priority for homeowners.
• Retaining walls: Tricky landscapes are a specialty for the experienced staff at Landscape Solutions and Design. If your yard is sloping, or you have issues with erosion, retaining walls are for you! A more decorative aspect of hardscape architecture, retaining walls add stability and beauty to your lawn.
• Water features: If you’re looking to add to your family’s enjoyment of your yard, water features are the way to go. Investing in a relaxing pond or elegant fountain is one of the best ways to increase the property value, as well as the aesthetic value, of your home. Landscape Solutions and Design’s knowledgeable staff have the experience and know-how to make your lawn look incredible!
• Entertainment features: Looking for another space to entertain family and friends? Look no further! Entertainment hardscapes make for an inviting atmosphere. Landscape Solutions and Design offer outdoor kitchens, patios and fire pits to ensure that your family is comfortable outdoors throughout the year.
The Fundamental Component for Your Yard.
Landscape Solutions and Design employs the element of design to make your yard a more inviting place. As your home’s first impression, the outside must be as beautiful as the inside, and there is no better way to accomplish this goal than applying a one-of-a-kind hardscape. We offer services that allow your yard to stand out amongst the crowd. With our knowledgeable staff, your yard will look better than your wildest dreams! Whether you’re in need of a new driveway or a retaining wall to keep your yard’s balance in check, Landscape Solutions and design is here to help! Locally owned and trusted, we strive to be the best in yard design and promise not to stop until we have surpassed your expectations!