These days, the term “hardscaping” is bound to come up in any conversation about landscaping improvements…and for good reasons. Hardscaping is a great way to bring added form and function to your property while complementing the existing plantings in your landscape.
If you’re unsure of what hardscaping means, here’s a basic definition: Adding structural elements to a landscape that are made out of hard (non-plant) materials. Common hardscaping materials include stone, brick, water, wood and lighting.
There are all sorts of structural elements that can be created through hardscaping, such as:
- Water Features
- Cooking Areas
- Fireplaces or Fire Pits
Properly planned and constructed, each of these items can transform the beauty of your landscape into a wonderful extension of your home. If you’re thinking of improving your landscape with hardscaping, there’s no time like the present!
INNOVATIONS IN HARDSCAPING: ECO-FRIENDLY PAVERS
Looking to add an environmentally friendly hardscaping element to your property? Consider creating (or renovating) a patio, terrace or garden path using recycled rubber pavers. these durable yet forgiving pavers come in a variety of colors and shapes. Some even come in mats that can easily be laid on top of an existing concrete patio for a quick and easy makeover!