Think landscaping only involves trees, shrubs, and flowering plants? Think again! These days, more households are incorporating hardscape into their lawn’s design. Made from materials such as natural stone, hardscapes prove durable and visually pleasing additions to any yard and home. There are many ways to use it, and here are just three design inspirations to consider.
Make it a barbecue hotspot
There’s no better outdoor activity than a backyard barbecue party, especially during the warm summer days. Take it a step further by installing a backyard patio with a barbecue pit. The hardscape is very weather resistant and very easy to clean—just the kind of surface you need for an outdoor barbecue pit. Such a hub serves the perfect companion to your swimming pool. After all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy burgers, dogs, or other barbecue delights fresh off the grill after a swim?
A stroll through the garden
Few endeavors are as relaxing as walking through a garden bursting with flowers and ornamental shrubs. Luckily, you don’t need to leave the comforts of your home to enjoy this experience. With the help of landscaping firms, you can recreate your favorite gardens from all over the world right in your own backyard. As a finishing touch, you can use flagstones or other hardscapes to pave the walkways, just like those on a guided tour of a lush wonderland.
Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the country. If you want to replicate such an experience at home, you can set up a firepit amidst the flora of your backyard. Its space efficiency makes such a pit ideal for homes with limited yard space. A firepit can be surrounded by flagstones or other hardscape materials, adorned by a set of Adirondack chairs for roasting marshmallows or other campfire favorites.
As you can see, hardscapes add function and character to your lawn or backyard. Moreover, because they’re weatherproof, you can enjoy these hardscapes for a long time to come.
Not sure where to start with your hardscape project? Don’t worry: several contractors offer landscape design services for homeowners like you. They’ll guide you through the entire process, from design ideation to materials selection and execution.
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