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A Hardscape or Two Can do Wonders for Your Yard

hardscapeWhile you may not be thinking about selling your home, one of the best ways to figure out how to improve it is by acting as if you are. When you take a close look at the curb appeal and envision how buyers would see your home, you will get great insight into what could be changed or enhanced. If you want your property to stand out, there are many things you can do to your landscaping, such as planting new flowers or bushes. But you also might want to think about adding a hardscape. You may already have a walkway from the street or driveway to your front door, but there are several other options available. So, which type of hardscape should you choose? See if any of these four areas appeal to you:

If you want to spend as much time outside as possible…

Consider a fireplace or fire pit. Either hardscape will allow you and potential guests to spend hours outside staying nice and warm no matter how chilly it gets. They are also good for roasting marshmallows or hotdogs and creating a fun and cozy campfire atmosphere, really any time of the year.

If you are already getting excited about the warm weather ahead…

Think about your patio. A new or expanded patio will give you a great outdoor living space perfect for relaxing on those warm spring and summer days. You can adorn it with lawn furniture or have seating built-in.

If you love being a chef in the open air…

An outdoor kitchen is perfect for you. This hardscape is especially good if you do a lot of entertaining and host several backyard barbecues throughout the year. Instead of running inside every five minutes, you can have everything you need outside. An outdoor kitchen can be pretty basic and just include a grill, but it could also come with counter and storage space as well as a sink. You may even want your outdoor kitchen to have a pizza oven!

If you want to improve the appearance and function of your yard…

A retaining wall may be a great choice. If your property has sloping areas, a retaining wall is an excellent way to reduce the chance of soil erosion. Plus, retaining walls come in a variety of styles and materials that can match the aesthetics of your home. With the use of natural elements like flowers, a retaining wall can also blend in nicely with your existing landscaping.

Landscape Solutions & Design: The hardscape experts

You may think that your yard looks good now, but you will be amazed at what a hardscape can do for it. And no matter what you want to add, the pros at Landscape Solutions & Design can be your go-to team. We will work with you to design a hardscape that will act as the perfect accent to your home. Contact us now to get started.