waterfall designsThere is something about the sound and sight of flowing water. Something about the agile way in which it moves among obstacles and creates a path. Despite the objects in its way, it conquers; it flows. Gracefully, it mingles with nature and pulls you into its peaceful journey. It’s simply mesmerizing. At Landscape Solutions & Design, we create expertly-crafted waterfall designs to include you in this soothing sight and sound. We strive to mesmerize you, your family and your guests as you each lounge in your backyard landscape.

Even if you don’t yet have a backyard waterfall to lead you towards these meditative moments, we’ve found a few of our favorite quotes to help get you there.

The Wondrous World of Waterfalls

Since nearly the beginning of time, humanity has wondered at the spectacular sight of a beautiful waterfall. Here are a few of their words of appreciation.

There’s no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to its music.” Roland R Kemler

Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.” Bob Ross

There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.” Virginia Alison

There’s hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall.” Patrick Ness

How You Can Soothe Your World with Waterfall Designs

Now that you’re feeling the ebbing peace of waterfall methodology, let’s gently ease into waterfall designs and options that add soothing sound and mellow motion to your world and outdoor living space. Our design team takes its waterfall approach and relaxation techniques very seriously. Just a few of our outdoor living project ideas include:

Swimming Pool Waterfall

In itself, a pool is a delightful oasis swimming in the liquid gold that brings peace to our world. Adding the soothing sound of a pool waterfall brings delight to our ears and eases our eyes as well. Float in your oasis as water trickles or even rushes around you. At night, incorporate underwater lighting to make your pool dynamic for evening entertaining as well!

Reflective Wonders

Obviously, a fire feature is lovely on its own. Whether you have a fire pit of large boulders or a fireplace, the way the flames reflect and dance in the flow is mesmerizing. Create your outdoor fireplace with a water feature by its side. Or, design a firepit with flowing liquid nearby. Whether this is done with a backyard pond and a waterfall spillway, or with waterfall design incorporated into your area, it’s a lovely addition.

Perfect Your Patio

Sometimes, patio furniture alone isn’t enough to make your patio pop. However, a flowing pondless waterfall design will. Lounge in a lovely chaise by a cascade of beauty. Or, grill by the cool sounds of nature flowing right on your back lawn.

Delight Your Deck

You needn’t relegate a fabulous waterfall design to your own backyard. Therefore, think about the big picture and create a delightful dream deck with a waterfall flowing down its side. Our expert design team at Landscape Solutions & Design will help you find the perfect match with a stunning waterfall.

Awesome Outdoor Living Room

Similarly, an outdoor living room is the perfect seating area in which to add a little coolness and motion. Incorporating gently falling water within this outdoor living area encourages relaxation and adds a unique focal point to your outdoor décor. You can include a pond nearby or a pondless waterfall.

Killer Kitchens

Likewise, all outdoor rooms benefit. Clearly, it may be odd to add a waterfall feature to your indoor kitchen. Although, adding this water feature to your outdoor kitchen is kind of cool. Literally. Grill in pleasure while a cascading shower entertains, cools and relaxes you and your guests.

Gorgeous Garden Waterfall Design

Tropical plants and water together simply make sense. Whether you have a working garden with fruits and veggies, a Japanese garden with fabulous flowers or something in between, waterfalls make your yard a paradise. Even though your outdoor area is right out your back door, you’ll feel transported to a tropical wonderland with a garden waterfall.

Gather at the Gazebo

A gazebo makes a fantastic relaxing and entertaining area as well. Consider strolling by a pondless waterfall to get there. Or, place a cascading masterpiece nearby to admire and listen to while you lounge.

Perk Up Your Pergola

Since you’re providing a little coolness with shade and visual height with a pergola, continue the idea with a waterfall. Dark wood, such as teak, looks lovely and exotic when teamed with reflective, flowing water. Add some climbing flowers (moonflowers are lovely in the evening) and dramatic lighting for a restful area day and night.

Enhance Entryways

Truly, any area of your yard benefits from flowing water. Enhance the aesthetic appeal of your entranceway with front yard outdoor design. Small water features incorporated into natural areas or even larger flowing water built into a hardscape with large boulders and pebbles make for a dramatic entrance. Guests enjoy this curb appeal as much as a homeowner does.

Outdoor Décor that Complements Your Waterfall Wonderland

To help you truly envision entertaining and relaxing in your water wonderland, envision a few outdoor accessories to complement your liquid landscape. From furniture and outdoor rugs, to pillows and windchimes, peripherals complete your outdoor living design.

  • Outdoor furniture. Since you’ve created a place to rest and relax, do it expertly. A chaise lounge is the ultimate piece of furniture designed for relaxing. Place each lounge chair for optimal views. Additionally, consider snuggling a hammock into your outdoor living design.
  • Sounds. Since waterfalls are also a sensory experience, comingle other delightful sounds. Windchimes and craftily-placed speakers enhance your outdoor living space even further.
  • Materials. Think about materials that add to the tropical feel of your yard. Dark teak wood provides deep contrast. Free-formed shapes, stone and rock match the flowing theme.
  • Outdoor rugs and pillows. Maintain the water theme and choose outdoor rugs and pillows with colors of the sea or designs of a Japanese garden. Flowing shapes and tropical designs pull your décor together.

If this seems like a lot to consider for your outdoor space, don’t worry. Our team at Landscape Solutions and Design can help you with all of the above!

How Do You Make a Natural Waterfall?

Moreover, all of these fabulous ideas beg an intrinsic question: How do you make a natural waterfall? The development process of waterfall designs is critical. Gravity and agile methodology are key in our waterfall approach to liquid hardscapes. To re-create nature, we must mimic nature. We envision a boulder or natural stone not as obstacles but as conduits in our process of creating a natural waterfall. They don’t block the path; they are our path to creating a true backyard oasis.

Another question our homeowners ask: Does landscaping add value to your home? This answer is not as cut and dried. Generally, absolutely! Enhancing the landscape of your yard is pretty much always a wise idea. However, it has to be done right. Use an expert. Otherwise, you may end up with a discombobulated mess. Plus, you may be unintentionally creating safety hazards. Especially, this is true when heights and motion are involved.

Approaching landscape design with good intentions and a vision in your head is akin to finding a fun project on Pinterest and thinking one can replicate it. Obviously, if our clients have that particular talent to do that sort of thing on their own, we’re impressed. However, many of the rest of us take on a Pinterest project with motivation and excitement only to later discover that a little more expertise is needed. Ultimately, we may wish to claim that our kids created the final project! We all need a scapegoat, after all.

To ensure that your outdoor living design is visually pleasing AND safe, it’s imperative to use a professional.

Why Choose Landscape Solutions & Design?

We hope that you will consider Landscape Solutions & Design as your professional. Since 2005, we’ve faithfully served the Triad area of NC. Our landscaping design specialists in High Point have more than 15 years of experience. We excel in a full spectrum of high-end landscaping services. Plus, our fully-licensed and insured technicians have the creativity and capability to ensure that your project will surpass all expectations. Additionally, safety is our main focus – we want you and your family to enjoy your property for many years to come. And, when the time comes to sell, we want you to realize a nice profit on your investment.

Furthermore, Landscape Solutions and Design Inc. prides itself on a perfectionist mentality. Exceeding our customers’ expectations is key to every job, no matter how large or small. Carefully, we choose every member of our staff for their skill, work ethic, and attention to detail.

From the start, we take the time to get to know you, your property and your desires. Our founder, Kostas Menegakis, oversees every project and our team values the feedback that they receive from clients because it allows them to provide a very personalized experience. We discuss the requirements in detail with each client before presenting the options available. Then, we keep all elements on schedule to ensure timely completion of your project.

No matter what your vision is for your property, we can design and install anything you can imagine. We do customized landscape design and installation. Additionally, we use world-class design software to show you exactly what your vision will look like before we even start the installation! This gives you the ability to tell us what you want and see what the end result will be. Our highly-trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment mean faster and more effective service for our customers.

At Landscape Solutions, anything you can dream for your outdoor spaces, we can create, no matter the size or scope of your project. We readily serve the High Point, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte and Lake Norman areas.

Our Customers Say It Best

In the end, it helps to hear from our clients. We take pride in the fact that our business has been built primarily on references from satisfied customers! Here are just a few of their kind words.

Never in a million years would we have EVER dreamed our backyard could look like this. Kostas listened to our needs and came up with what you see in the “after” photos. Kostas came by daily to ensure the project was going as planned and called to check in to see if we had questions. His crew was on time and worked hard. If you ever need anyone for your landscaping project, Landscape Solutions & Design is a must!”
– Sandra Henderson, NC

I’m not very good about picturing what something will look like. With the software that Landscape Solutions & Design has, you can clearly see what the end project will look like plus what it’s going to look like down the road. That’s awesome!”
– Arthur Jacobs, Summerfield, NC

Kostas and his crew are such a pleasure to work with. Not only did they work neatly but they also cleaned up after themselves daily during my project.”
– Joe Mansfield, High Point, NC

Here are a few more of our customer reviews. Additionally, check out our project gallery to see our work and spark some ideas. We take pride in the fact that we’ve built our business primarily on the solid foundation of references from satisfied customers.

Today, give us a call to find out how we can bring flowing water and more to your world! You can reach us at 336-442-0160.

Outdoor KitchenGoing out to eat with your family can be a hassle. Sure, it’s great to spend time with everyone and eat delicious food. But between the expense and the hassle, it’s hardly worth it. And this was before our current pandemic era even began. Nowadays, many of our favorite places to eat are closed for the foreseeable future. Even with restaurants open, going out to eat may not be worth the risk. But what if you could get this experience without leaving the comfort of your home? An outdoor kitchen offers the ambiance and experience of a restaurant without the trade-offs. Imagine being able to eat delicious foods al fresco, just steps from your door. No more sitting in traffic, fighting crowds, and waiting long periods of time. With a custom outdoor cooking area, you can have the best of both worlds. Especially when you get the experts at Landscape Solutions to build your dream outdoor area. Whether you have an outdoor kitchen idea or are starting from scratch, Landscape Solutions can help. They are experts in outdoor kitchen design and know how to perfectly complement your outdoor living space.

What is an Outdoor Kitchen?

Outdoor kitchens are a central component of luxury in outdoor living. If your family enjoys the outdoor lifestyle, then a kitchen should be part of your outdoor plans. With custom kitchen ideas from Landscape Solutions, you can enhance your patio or backyard. Chances are, you have a gas grill to cook burgers or hot dogs. But why stop there? Landscape Solutions can help with kitchen design and installation for a full kitchen.

So, what exactly is an outdoor cooking area? The simple answer is they can be whatever you want them to be. Outdoor kitchens offer the same benefits as an indoor kitchen, but the person cooking doesn’t have to be stuck inside when the family is enjoying the fresh air outside. Join the fun while cooking. Be where your guests are when entertaining family and friends. Outdoor kitchens let homeowners cook outdoors on their deck or patio.

Landscape Solutions believes that your outdoor space should reflect what you and your family love to do. Maybe your ideal outdoor cooking kitchen includes a pizza oven for family pizza night in your outdoor space. Or maybe you want a full range of appliances. Outdoor kitchens can include stainless steel appliances, cabinets, a countertop, refrigerator and more. Maybe you’d love outdoor appliances or an ice maker to keep drinks cold. Perhaps, you want to take your barbecues up a notch from just a grill. What about a full BBQ grill with food prep areas? How about adding a BBQ island for even more space? You can even add a warming drawer.

Best of all, Landscape Solutions can make your custom kitchen fit in with and complement your existing outdoor living space. Outdoor living shouldn’t have to mean sacrificing landscaping. In fact, Landscape Solutions believes the opposite. They can build a custom outdoor cooking space around your existing deck. Or, they can add natural stone, an outdoor fireplace, a fire pit, or seating to suit your needs.

What Items Make Up an Outdoor Cooking Area?

Landscape Solutions believes that outdoor areas should reflect homeowners’ lifestyles. As such, they make it possible to have all the elements you want in your outdoor cooking area. They will help you decide on the elements and the design of this area. After all, it all starts with the design. For example, if you’ll be doing a lot of cooking, ventilation will be extremely important. You don’t want smoke and other odors ruining the outdoor experience for friends and family. So, where to start? Here are a few things to think about whether or not you want to include:

  • BBQ grill – built-in or portable
  • Refrigerator
  • Storage space for food
  • Cabinets or other storage space
  • Warming tray
  • Smoker
  • Prep surface
  • Island for prep
  • Pizza oven
  • Sink
  • Wet or dry bar
  • Ventilation system
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dining table
  • Heating or cooling systems
  • Chairs or seating areas
  • Entertainment system
  • Plants and other complementary landscaping
  • Fire pit
  • Flooring
  • Surface cooking burners
  • Oven

Of course, all of these elements are important. It’s really just a matter of what kind of design will work best for your family. For example, if you are cooking for a small group, like your family, you will need the basics. But, if you want to cook for large crowds, you’ll want a larger grill and other areas. Seating can be anything from a table and chair set to a full built-in seating area.

Similarly, the intended use and size of the average meal or party will impact other decisions. Cooking for more people will require more counter space and cabinets. Plus, you’ll want to have a good-sized sink and refrigerator. You may want to also consider the following accessories:

  • Outdoor plates and silverware
  • Serving utensils and dishes
  • Grill tools such as tongs and spatulas
  • Meat thermometer
  • Griddle
  • Outdoor ice machine
  • Baskets for fish and other grilled food
  • Skewers for kabobs
  • Covers to protect against rain and pollen

Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen

The benefits of an outdoor kitchen are virtually endless. These benefits include:

  • Raise your level of entertainment—whatever you and your family enjoy, an outdoor cooking area will enhance it. Maybe you love to host friends and neighbors for a dinner party. Imagine being able to do that under the warm summer sky. Or, maybe you love watching movies. Cook dinner while a movie is playing on an outdoor screen.
  • Save on utility bills—the more time you spend outdoors, the less you spend on utility bills. For example, an outdoor fan can keep you cool while you leave your air conditioner off. And by cooking outdoors, you spare heating up the temperature in your house. So, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to bring the temperature back down.
  • Keep smells and smoke outside—some foods smell and taste delicious. But then they can leave a less desirable odor in the house for several hours. Think of fish or deep-fried foods. Cooking these foods outside can keep the smell out of your home.
  • Increase your living space—it can be extremely expensive to add living space inside your home. But it’s much cheaper to do it outside. And you get all the benefits of the indoors while enjoying nature.
  • Eat better and feel healthier—grilled foods usually taste much better. On top of that, they are much healthier. Grill your steak or fish and enjoy the taste and your improved waistline.
  • Save money on food—most families spend a lot of money going out to eat. But why would you want to go to a restaurant when you have a beautiful outdoor dining area.
  • Increase the value of your home—outdoor living areas are extremely popular. So, they earn a high rate of return on your financial investment. Moreover, you get to enjoy this feature for years before the time comes to sell and realize that profit!

The Area’s Expert in Landscaping

Landscape Solutions is the area’s leading expert in landscaping. They can handle far more than just an outdoor cooking area. In fact, they can handle everything to make sure your outdoor area is exactly the way you want it. Their experts can cut the grass regularly, trim trees and pick up any limbs that have fallen. And they can install landscaping that will complement the style of your home. After all, landscaping is the first impression your home makes on the world. So, make it a good one! Plus, the appearance and character of your property can raise a home’s value and make it a more appealing and pleasant place to live. Curb appeal is critical to sell a home, and even more important to maintain your neighborhood’s general appearance.

Landscape Solutions offers a full suite of landscaping services. These services range from surveying and planning to installation and maintenance. So, they can keep your home looking perfect with the following year-round services:

  • Outdoor living, including kitchens and lounges
  • Residential hardscapes, i.e., retaining walls, walkways, driveways, water features
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape design & installation
  • Property maintenance services
  • Exterior lighting, for drama, safety and security

But their expertise isn’t limited to residential services. They also offer commercial services. So, they can help your business stay looking great as well. The first thing most customers notice is the outside of a business, just as with a house. Potential customers form opinions of a business just driving by. An unattractive outside area with sloppy plants and grass sends the wrong message. Don’t alienate potential customers before they even walk through the door. Let the experts at Landscape Solutions design and install a commercial landscape to match your business’ personality. They utilize sophisticated design software to help you visualize the project before it starts. And they will keep intrusion to an absolute minimum. This includes keeping the job site clean and organized. Their commercial services include:

  • Commercial landscape design & installation
  • Hardscapes, including walkways, parking lots and driveways
  • Irrigation
  • Restaurant landscaping
  • Lighting services
  • Maintenance and upkeep

Hard Landscaping Vs. Soft Landscaping

Landscape Solutions can help with both hard and soft landscaping. So, what are these two categories? Hardscapes describe man-made elements, such as driveways, walkways, patios, water features and swimming pools. Softscapes are the natural, living elements on a property, such as plants, trees, and flowers. Landscape Solutions is the expert in designing, installing and maintaining both hardscapes and landscaping, so customers receive exactly what they need.

An outdoor kitchen or cooking area, for example, is a great example of a hardscape. Residential hardscapes add character to your home. Stone or brick structures are the perfect foundation for softer elements. Outdoor living is better with a kitchen, a fireplace, or a fire pit. A paver patio can be both functional and attractive. Or, maybe you need a retaining wall to reshape your yard and prevent erosion and flooding with a dramatic change in elevation.

Once this foundation is established, softscapes can complement the hardscape elements. Enjoy flowers, natural areas, trees and grass. Combine all of these elements for the perfect setting. Best of all, softscapes can be tweaked or enhanced easily and change with the seasons. Use mulch or pine straw in the spring to keep the weeds out and serve to highlight your flower bed. Keep the grass cut in the summer. No matter what you have in mind, Landscape Solutions can help.

What Are You Waiting For?

In these uncertain times, it’s tough to know what to do in some situations. It can be tough to know when to trust going out and when to stay at home. So, with all this extra time at home, why not make the most of it? Outdoor cooking and dining will greatly enhance your family’s everyday life. And these benefits extend far beyond the summer. Sure, grilling burgers or hot dogs in the heat is tons of fun. But imagine simmering a nice chili or soup outdoors on a crisp fall day. Landscape Solutions can make all of your outdoor dreams come true.

So, when you want to add these enhancements to your home, don’t trust anyone else. Landscape Solutions is the local area expert. They understand the climate and the materials that work best in central NC. And they know the area’s desired aesthetic looks. They understand what customers are looking for and they offer the options to achieve these goals.

Furthermore, with Landscape Solutions, you’ll always be treated with the respect you deserve. It’s always better to work with a local company that has your best interest in focus. They have proudly been serving the Piedmont Triad since 2006. Since then, they have sought to be the partner local residents can trust for quality landscaping services. Their experts have decades of combined experience. So, they have the experience and the expertise to do the very best work. In fact, they take pride in each and every job. It’s no wonder that so many new customers are referred from satisfied clients. Check out their project gallery to see the beautiful jobs they’ve handled for other clients.

So, what are you waiting for? Give the experts a call today at 336-442-0160 to see how they can transform your commercial or residential property.

Hardscape ProjectIf you are planning to improve the appearance of your yard, you may be concerned that your thumb just isn’t green enough. However, you should know that you do have other options. You could consider putting in a hardscape. Unlike a softscape, which includes plants, trees, and flowers, a hardscape is made up of non-living elements, such as walkways, retaining walls, fountains, and patios.

There are many reasons to consider adding a hardscape to your yard.

1. Do Less Maintenance

Things like flowers, bushes, and shrubs usually require a lot of attention. You have to make sure they get enough water, they need to be trimmed or pruned, and you also have to worry about weeds. Hardscapes eliminate all of those problems. This means that you can spend less time on maintenance and also save money by not having to pay someone else to do it.Increase Your Curb Appeal and Property Value

A hardscape can do wonders for the appearance of your yard. A nice stone walkway or Zen garden not only looks elegant and beautiful, it could potentially increase the value of your home. This is something to think about for anyone who might be planning on selling their property in the future.

2. Use Less Water

Not having to worry about sprinklers and watering will save you money, and the preservation is also a boon for the environment. Hardscapes are especially good for homeowners who live in drier areas or places where there could be water restrictions.

3. Decrease Property Erosion

When you put in concrete or stones, you can help prevent your landscaping from eroding. This is particularly important if your property is uneven, contains sloping areas or various levels.

4. Create a Focal Point

If you are proud of your lawn or have worked hard on growing and cultivating beautiful flowers or plants, your hardscape can accentuate them. It can act as a framework for your softscape, which in turn creates a striking focal point. A trellis, for example, is a great way to combine the features of both your softscape and hardscape.

5. Provide Accessibility

A walkway or sidewalk allows people to walk through your yard without having to step on the grass or dirt. It can also provide a direct path to your main entrance in situations where the entry may not be clearly visible from the street or driveway. When lit at night, it helps keep family and visitors safe from falling in the dark.

6. Create the Illusion of Size

If you have a small piece of property, there are subtle things you can do to make things look larger. Pathways, for instance, can make a yard look bigger by altering the perspective.

7. Add Entertainment Areas with a Hardscape

If you love to entertain and have frequent guests visiting your home, a hardscape can be a built-in entertainment center. Who doesn’t love to jump into a pool on a hot day or enjoy a barbecue while lounging out on a patio? And when the weather gets chilly, sitting around an outdoor fireplace is a cozy way to stay warm.

When you have decided your yard could use an upgrade, you don’t automatically have to think about putting in new sod or planting trees. A beautiful hardscape might be just what you are looking for. Allow the experts at Landscape Solutions and Design to provide some ideas that will give you the desired results while staying within your budget.

hardscape designAlthough landscaping is typically a more common investment for homeowners to make, hardscaping features should not be overlooked for the important role they play in enhancing curb appeal and property satisfaction and value. If you are looking for a solution that will allow you to appreciate your outdoor space just as much as you do the indoors, installing a hardscape design may be the perfect way to see this dream turn into a reality.

Hardscapes are permanent, non-living, man-made elements that are added to a yard to make it more usable, as well as attractive. Landscape Solutions & Design offers a wide range of possibilities when it comes to hardscape projects, which can be constructed in a varied assortment of colors, textures, and patterns. This makes it easy to complement a home’s architectural style and existing landscape. There are many advantages to moving forward with a hardscape design installation, but improved curb appeal and homeowner enjoyment are two of the biggest reasons hardscaping has become such a popular trend.

Give Curb Appeal a Boost With Quality Hardscape Design

Whether you are planning to sell your home in the future or not, it’s never a bad idea to give your curb appeal a boost. This does not only serve as a first impression for prospective buyers, but also for your own guests when they come to visit. Regardless of your property’s current listing status on the real estate market, you should be able to take pride in your curb appeal and how it appears to all who pass by. Walkways, fountains, and driveways are just a few hardscape design ideas that can have a positive effect on your curb appeal and resale value.

Impact of Hardscape on Overall Property Satisfaction

Because hardscapes serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose, they provide benefits above and beyond adding value to a property. They also increase the overall enjoyment of the homeownership experience. If you are someone who likes to spend quite a bit of time outside, either alone or hosting family and friends, there’s no better way to extend your living space than with a hardscape design. Some of the most preferred hardscaping features include fire pits and fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and grills, patios, decks, ponds, waterfalls, covered structures, and retaining walls. Each of these can be custom-made to be as simple or intricate and detailed as you desire.

High-End Design Services From Landscape Solutions & Design

Landscape Solutions & Design is committed to providing clients with an unparalleled standard of craftsmanship on all hardscape design installations. Our specialty is creating high-end outdoor living spaces utilizing the finest materials and state-of-the-art equipment. You can rely on our team of professionals to strategically and artistically find the ideal balance between your landscaping and hardscaping elements. Our customized hardscape work will lay the foundation for your property’s appeal and ensure it is transformed into a suitable fit for your unique lifestyle. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to relax and entertain outside in your own personal oasis no matter the time of year.

Commercial Retaining Wall - Winston SalemStone can be a powerful unifying element having a strong influence on the landscape. As well as adding texture and contrast, stone serves as a durable groundcover and requires little or no maintenance. Walkways, walls, and driveways are all practical ways to use stone. However, finding a landscaper who can bring your vision to reality can be difficult. When you want to landscape with stones in your backyard or company entrance, call Landscape Solutions and Design.

Kostas Menegakis began Landscape Solutions and Design in 2006 to provide the community with a spectrum of landscaping services. With a combined 15 years of experience, our technicians are also fully-licensed and insured. We service both commercial and residential properties in the Piedmont area of North Carolina tackling both small and large projects. Whatever the size of your property, we can provide you with a personalized solution.

Cost of Stone

Generally, there are several factors affecting the cost of stone. First, certain landscaping rocks cost more than others. For instance, pea gravel is less expensive than Mexican beach pebbles. Size matters as well. Whereas large rocks cost more, they can cover more ground. Then, of course, there is the scope of your project. Of course, it will be more expensive to landscape a large area than a small one.

Certainly, you can find calculators online that’ll help you determine the amount of stone you’ll need for your project. Better yet, call Landscape Solutions and Design at 336-442-0160 for a free estimate. One of our experienced technicians will assess your property, listen to your ideas and present personalized solutions. Best of all, our software can show you what your finished project will look like before we even begin.

How to Use Natural Stone in your Landscape Design

When considering incorporating stone into your landscape design for your business or home, think about colors and textures. Stone ranges from rough angular to smooth rounded edges and is available in a large variety of colors. Choose one that will enhance the surrounding architecture and already established landscape. Next, determine the use of the stone. For example, small sized gravel works in borders, patios, or walkways, providing visual interest. If you choose to use gravel on a pathway, pick a rounded stone as it is easier to walk on. On the other hand, you’ll want a hard stone for an area that has vehicular traffic.

There are many different ways to incorporate natural stone in your backyard or commercial area:

  • Steps and walls
  • Patio
  • Outdoor fireplace or firepit
  • Driveway and walkways
  • Pondless waterfall

Certainly, there’s something automatically calming about the sound of trickling or flowing water. One way to incorporate this sound into your surroundings is by installing a pondless waterfall.  Basically, this is a waterfall without a pond. Water flows down over natural rocks to an in-ground reservoir. It’s then pumped up to the top where water flows back down the waterfall.

While most people use retaining walls in their backyard to provide more level areas, commercial property can benefit too.  Uniquely, retaining walls are incredibly useful landscape structures with many applications for commercial properties. Creating gently-sloped ramps for wheelchair access is one such way. Often, we design a wall as a highly attractive feature that can define a driveway or corridor.

Are you unsure how natural stone can enhance your business?  Landscape Solutions and Design has created beautiful entrances to many businesses. Take a look at some of our commercial projects here. Then, call us to set up an appointment and let us show you how to create a stunning impression.

Landscape with Stones – A Trusted Contractor

Using stone in your landscape has almost unlimited possibilities. When considering a contractor to landscape with stones in your backyard or commercial property, choose Landscape Solutions and Design. Servicing Greensboro, Summerfield, Archdale, Belews Creek, Winston-Salem, and the Lake Norman area, Landscape Solutions and Design is a trusted landscaper. Our experienced technicians will listen to your concerns and develop a plan to transform your property. Browse our gallery to see some of the wall, walkway and outdoor fireplace projects we’ve done.

Moreover, we are members of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.  This gives us access to the most current information for the design and installation of pavers and related concrete materials.  Coupled with our years of experience, we are a trusted installer of hardscape structures.

Don’t just dream about how you want your yard to look! Call Landscape Solutions and Design today at 336-442-0160 for a free estimate and let us turn your vision into reality. While your home may be your castle, your yard is your sanctuary.

Hardscapes_CommercialWe’ve all heard of curb appeal – that cozy feeling you get when you look at a house. Surely, some homeowners have this down perfectly and their house feels very inviting. Yet, how does your house measure up? Maybe, it’s been awhile since you’ve given your outside a critical look. Even more, once you examine your outdoor area, you realize you need some serious landscaping. And not just pruning some bushes either. The walkway is uneven and cracked while shrubs encroach on either side. Admittedly, you also want to do more backyard entertaining, but your backyard garden screams jungle. You need some new hardscape ideas for your outside; however, you have no idea about how to start.

When your outside needs a serious makeover, don’t hesitate to call Landscape Solutions and Design. We’ve been beautifying landscapes in North Caroline since 2006. Providing landscape solutions for both residential and commercial properties, we can make your property look stunning. From installing a walkway, a patio or driveway, grading, a retaining wall, or water feature, we cover it all.

Hardscape vs. Softscape

There are 2 components to landscaping your outdoor property, hardscape and softscape. Hardscape elements are those solid, man-made surfaces such as paving, driveways and walkways, patios, and retaining walls. Softscape elements are the living aspect, the garden area, grass and trees. Ideally, a well-designed landscape incorporates a balance between the two elements.

Indeed, maintaining the paved areas creates visual appeal and can make the entrance to your home or business accessible. But your walkway can be more than just a smooth surface for visitors to access your front door. Your walkway can be a stunning artistic expression. For example, Landscape Solutions and Design can make your walkway out of concrete, asphalt, brick, pavers, flagstone or rock. Each of these materials will give your walkway a distinct look to accentuate your property.

How Hardscape Ideas Can Improve Your Outdoor Look

Certainly, walkways are only one aspect of hardscape. An oft-overlooked element is your driveway or parking lot. If you are a business owner and your parking lot has potholes, you send a distinct message to your customers. Likewise, having a cracked driveway does little for your home’s curb appeal.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, concrete is among the most cost-effective and long-lasting of landscape materials. However, concrete will eventually crack to some degree. Unfortunately, asphalt degrades under the ultraviolet rays from the sun and heat. Therefore, asphalt needs to be resealed every three or four years.

Nevertheless, gone are the days when your choices were a poured concrete or asphalt driveway. Although these are still popular choices, you can also choose interlocking concrete pavers. Interlocking pavers are a durable and uniform product that can actually create a stronger driveway than poured concrete. Plus, they are available in a variety of shapes, styles, patterns, and colors, giving you plenty of choices.

Not sure which is the right choice for you? Give Landscape Solutions and Designs a call at 336-442-0160 or fill out our web form. One of our technicians will be glad to discuss the options and prices and see what best fits your needs.

Turn your Landscape and Hardscape Dreams into Realty

Typically, hardscape is so much more than just driveways and parking lots. Perhaps you have a hilly yard that could benefit from a retaining wall. Or, maybe you want a brick or concrete patio for an outdoor dining area. Also, an outside oasis created by forming a patio surrounded by flowering plants makes a welcome retreat. Moreover, an outdoor kitchen can add precious entertaining space to your home. Then, add a firepit or outdoor fireplace to use the area all year long. The possibilities are endless and here at Landscape Solutions and Design we can help you make your hardscape ideas happen.

Of course, all of these projects increase the value of your home, when the time comes to sell! In the meantime, just enjoy these enhancements!

When you are looking to update your outdoor garden areas, don’t hesitate to call Landscape Solutions and Design. Our landscaping design specialists have a combined 15 years-experience.  We hold certifications by John Deere Landscape University and Vista Professional Lighting. Additionally, we are North Carolina licensed for applying pesticides, should the need arise.  Finally, we are a member of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. This gives us access to the most current technical information for the design and installation of pavers.

Nonetheless, don’t take our word for it, check out our positive reviews from happy customers. From installation of landscapes and hardscapes, to lighting and maintenance of both commercial and residential properties, we can help you. So, when you need any services to enhance your property, call Landscape Solutions and Design at 336-442-0160.

Endless-Options-for-Your-Landscape-LightingA home or office’s landscape is a key part of the impression it has on visitors. After all, the landscape is typically the first thing people notice, before they even get out of the car. That’s why it’s so important to make the right first impression with your outdoor space. Luckily, Landscape Solutions & Design is here to help. They offer both residential and commercial landscaping services and stand by their work. From installation to maintenance, their experts can help every step of the way. So, if you’re looking for landscapers near me then check out all of the services Landscape Solutions provides.

Commercial and Residential Landscapers Near Me

Most homeowners take great pride in their homes. They cut the grass regularly, keep the house painted, and pick up any limbs that have fallen. But a beautiful house goes beyond that. Landscaping can raise a home’s value and make it a more appealing and pleasant place to live. For the best in landscaping services, Landscape Solutions can help.

Their services range from surveying and planning to installation and maintenance. Landscape Solutions offers a wide range of residential work, including:

  • Outdoor living, including kitchens and patios
  • Hardscapes
  • Irrigation
  • Residential design & installation
  • Landscaping services
  • Lighting
  • Year-round maintenance

Similarly, the outside of a business is the first thing customers notice. Even potential customers form an impression as they drive by an office. A sloppy and unattractive landscape can send the wrong message. Make sure you make the right impression. Landscape Solutions can design and install a commercial landscape to complement any setting. Plus, their sophisticated software will let you see the project before they ever lift a shovel. Their commercial work includes:

  • Commercial design & installation
  • Hardscapes
  • Irrigation
  • Landscaping services
  • Restaurant landscaping
  • Lighting services
  • Maintenance and upkeep

Hard vs. Soft Landscaping

Landscaping has two subgroups: hardscapes and softscapes. Hardscapes refer to man-made objects like driveways, walkways, patios, and swimming pools. Softscapes describe the natural elements, such as soil, plants, flowers, and other “softer” elements. Landscape Solutions is the expert in both types, so customers receive exactly what they need to enhance their property.

Hardscapes are the foundation of any attractive landscape. Residential hardscapes can add some character to your landscaping with stone or brick structures. Add some appeal by rejuvenating your driveway. Or, create the perfect patio with fire pit to enjoy the evenings with your family. How about a new retaining wall to create a dramatic elevation change, while preventing soil erosion?

Commercial hardscapes, like residential ones, are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Have an unsightly edge to your property? Or, maybe the parking lot floods every time it rains? Whatever your challenge, Landscape Solutions can solve it.

They can design softscapes to complement the hardscape elements. Planted flowers, natural areas, and grass coverage all work together to create the ideal scene. Plus, it’s easy to change softscapes or enhance them in time to create a variety of looks in different seasons.

Benefits of a Local Landscape Company

Local landscapers near me offer numerous benefits. First, they know the climate and natural plants and flowers of the area, so they always choose the right products. Second, they understand the different aesthetics local customers are looking for. Best of all, though, they provide the customer service you’d expect.

Landscape Solutions has been serving North Carolina’s Triad region and Lake Norman area since 2006. From the beginning, their goal has been to provide quality landscaping services. With over a decade of combined experience, their specialists take great pride in their work. In fact, many of their new clients come to them as referrals from existing customers.

So, give them a call today at 336-442-0160 to see how they can transform your commercial or residential landscape.

Background_color_section_2Many homeowners spend their time and attention improving the inside of their homes. But, the outside is just as important. The outside of a home is the impression it makes on neighbors and passersby. Improving the outdoor appearance can make your home more inviting and appealing and significantly increase its value. Therefore, if you’re looking for hardscaping ideas for backyards then Landscape Solutions & Design can help. Their experts can help design and install a patio, outdoor fireplace or full kitchen, waterfall, or retaining wall. A beautiful outdoor living space surrounding your deck improves any property! They serve homeowners in the Triad and Charlotte/Lake Norman areas.

Hardscaping Ideas for Backyards

Residential hardscapes can greatly enhance your front or back yard. Add some extra character to your landscaping with stone or brick structures. Add some appeal by rejuvenating your driveway. Make it easier on yourselves and visitors by adding a sidewalk. Or, create the perfect patio with fire pit to enjoy the evenings with your family. No matter what hardscaping ideas for backyards you have in mind, they can help.

Landscape Solutions & Design has the experience to help you create the perfect custom hardscape. Their experts can design and install retaining walls, pavers, and more:

  • Paver installations—whether you need a driveway resurfaced or sidewalks installed, they can help. Their experienced team can make sure your yard looks great and maintains curb appeal.
  • Retaining walls—retaining walls help improve loose or uneven soil for increased stability. Even better, they can help create a dramatic backdrop for your yard, giving it unique character.
  • Patios—a patio is a great center for outdoor living. They can even incorporate dining areas or fire pits for added functionality and luxury. Let their experts design the perfect patio for your family.

What to Look for in Landscaping Companies

A good landscaping company can be hard to find. First and foremost, a good landscaper should do more than just cut your grass. They should be able to offer a wide range of services backed by expert consultation. Landscape Solutions understands the challenges of proper upkeep of a yard. Also, homeowners need to know that caring for your landscape is a year-round process. Maybe you’re just too busy or maybe you don’t know where to begin. They can be a partner you can trust to make sure your yard is as warm and inviting as your house.

Landscape Solutions & Design can help you every step of the way. From surveying and planning to landscape installation and hardscape creation, they can handle your projects. They offer a wide range of residential landscape services, including:

  • Outdoor living, including kitchens and patios
  • Residential hardscapes
  • Irrigation
  • Landscaping services
  • Outdoor lighting – for drama, pool safety or night-time security
  • Year-round Maintenance

Increase the Value of Your Home

Hardscaping can do far more than just make your yard a fun place to hang out. A new driveway, sidewalk, retaining wall, or patio can really drive up the value of your home. Many homeowners worry that making improvements to their home won’t pay off when they decide to sell it. But outdoor improvements are sure to pay off. First, outdoor improvements improve curb appeal to attract more potential buyers. Second, a nicely-designed yard will appeal to more people, especially families. Finally, outdoor improvements increase the overall property value and drive up the price of the home.

No matter what your property’s condition is right now, the experts at Landscape Solutions & Design can help you make improvements. Moreover, make your yard more fun for your family this spring and summer. Or, go ahead and get your house ready for the market so that you receive top value.

Today, give them a call at 336-442-0160 to discuss your needs.

Hardscapes_Often, when property owners want to improve exteriors, the only thing they address is the landscaping. And, while maintaining lawns, trees, and other green areas is important, there are other ways to make enhancements. For example, hardscapes can immediately enhance both a home and business. They provide a new and interesting visual element and can also augment functionality. Landscape Solutions & Design is a hardscapes Greensboro NC company that can build you pretty much anything, including:

Hardscapes for a Home

For years, Landscape Solutions & Design has worked with Greensboro homeowners to improve their properties. We offer a variety of different hardscapes, such as:

Walkways

A walkway leading from the street or driveway to the front door will immediately add some charm to a home. In addition, we can also create one through a garden or really anywhere you like.

Patios

patio makes an excellent spot for entertaining or just for enjoying the outdoors. No matter what size constraints you may have, we will build you a perfect patio. We can even outfit it with something special like a fire pit.

Outdoor Kitchen

When you would like more room to entertain, why not add an outdoor kitchen? Depending on the available space, that can mean anything from a pizza oven to a full kitchen, complete with appliances.

Hardscapes for a Business

In order to delight customers, businesses have to create a great first impression. This is why businesses decide to install hardscape elements, including:

Retaining Walls

Many businesses decide to put in retaining walls for a couple of reasons. First, this is an excellent way to prevent soil from eroding. Moreover, buildings on sloped land will especially benefit from a retaining wall. Secondly, their unique visuals really add to the design and style of a business.

Parking Lot

Holes and cracks are an immediately turn off to customers and clients. Plus, they can cause unsafe conditions. Our paver installation services will ensure that your parking lot looks great.

Count on the Hardscapes Greensboro NC Experts

For both residential and commercial properties, special lighting and water features are also very popular. Your landscape will be even more appealing, when enhanced with a hardscape element. So, when looking for a hardscapes Greensboro NC company, you need to choose one that has experience in your area. Landscape Solutions & Design has been in business for over a decade. In addition, our technicians are experts at what they do and have certifications in many specialties. Whatever hardscape you want for your home or business, contact us for a free quote.

Hardscapes-Are-Important-Elements-In-Your-Landscaping-DesignYour outdoor space is the finishing touch on your property. Whether your yard is big or small, you’ll want every inch to look good, including your hardscapes. While not objects of nature, hardscapes provide decorative and eye-catching elements in your yard. Things like stone walls, patios, driveways, and walkways are all hardscape ideas perfect to further adorn your yard. If you’re looking for professional help with hardscapes, consider Landscape Solutions & Design for all your property improvements.

Besides Enhancing Your Yard, Hardscapes Are Also Functional

We all strive to make our yards look beautiful. After all, it’s often the first and last thing people notice about properties. Therefore, you’ll want your yard to be worthy of neighbor’s stares. With outdoor hardscape ideas and the professional help of Landscape Solutions & Design, your dream yard is possible. Moreover, hardscapes are stylish and functional, making them perfect for all residential properties.

First things first: choosing your residential hardscape. Do you want a patio, retaining wall, or stone pavers? Patios give you the perfect place for outdoor relaxation while retaining walls help stabilize loose or uneven soil. Furthermore, your retaining wall is available in several different materials: brick, concrete stone, and more. Or, perhaps you want to extend your entertaining area and create an outdoor kitchen, complete with a pizza oven! For a relaxing oasis, consider a waterfall or a gazebo! There is no end to the possibilities!

Finally, stone pavers provide the perfect transitional path from one space to another. Stone pavers can be used for both driveways and walkways and are customizable. So, your stone paver’s pattern and size are all up to you. Lastly, is your driveway out-of-date? Landscape Solutions & Design’s team can resurface old driveways for a fresh new look.

Use Hardscape Ideas to Create Commercial Yards

Hardscapes aren’t just perfect for residential properties. Additionally, they’re ideal for commercial yards. When you own a business, you’ll want your property to look as professional as your company. Thus, upgrade with a commercial hardscape. These commercial hardscapes can add the same elements as residential hardscapes. Hence, walls and pavers are all possible. Build a retaining wall to secure loose and uneven sections in your property and prevent additional damage from occurring. Or, build a unique walkway for your customers to travel from the parking lot to your building. With endless options available, Landscape Solutions will take your commercial yard from ordinary to extraordinary. To learn more, fill out an interest form or give them a call at 336-442-0160. Break ground on your dream space today!