We have all heard the expression, “Variety is the spice of life”, and those of us who like to shake things up occasionally agree. It is always exciting to do something new or add something new to our daily routine. If we feel this way about our daily routines, we should also think this way about our homes.
Maybe there is a deck that we have been visualizing on the side of our house for quite some time. Perhaps we have been toying with the idea of creating a new walkway. Or building a paver patio. Whatever visions have been cast in your mind, hardscape landscaping is just what you need to bring those ideas to life.
Most people know that landscaping involves every aspect of construction around the outside of the house, from gardening to pool construction. However, there are significant differences between the various types of landscaping. Hardscape landscaping involves any non-living elements and utilizes hardscape materials like stone, pavers, wood, concrete, and brick and mortar.
Structures such as patios, driveways, walkways, outdoor kitchens, and retaining walls are some of the elements created through hardscape landscaping. One of the best aspects of structures built by hardscape landscaping is that these pieces are customizable. This means that homeowners have an opportunity to design exactly what they want and make a statement with their pieces.
Making a Statement With Hardscape Landscaping
One of the most recognizable ways to make a statement with hardscape landscaping is by building a paver patio to create a gorgeous outdoor space for entertaining friends or relaxing with family. There are some truly beautiful stone pavers available that will add a touch of elegance to any yard.
Another way to make a hardscape landscaping statement is through walkways. Homeowners can mix different materials and colors to create a new, tasteful walkway that connects various parts of the property. When homeowners begin to feel bored looking at the same concrete everyone else has, they can meet with a hardscape landscaping professional and design a truly unique walkway for their space.
If you really want to make a statement through hardscape landscaping, then consider going big and building an outdoor kitchen. This is the ultimate way to entertain in your outdoor space and will be sure to make your home the envy of the neighborhood. Experts at hardscape landscaping will work with you to make sure your outdoor kitchen has all the amenities you desire in a style that complements your home.
One smaller impact way to spruce up your property is by installing lighting around the yard. Additional lighting never hurt anyone, especially during the fall and wintertime when homeowners may want to spend time outside in their backyards. Placing beautiful lamp fixtures outside of your home adds to the ambiance of it. Because there are so many choices concerning landscape lighting, homeowners can now choose lamp fixtures that match the other fixtures around the home.
Don’t Forget the Retaining Wall
Although retaining walls have a specific structural purpose, some have unique designs that can add to the house’s aesthetic. Depending on the design, a retaining wall can be used to create level areas for gardens or other hardscape landscaping elements like a patio. A retaining wall can also be used to establish separation between the areas of the yard. A clever design of a wall is able to bring a sense of uniqueness to a homeowner’s outdoor area while serving a purpose.
Plants Add Beauty
Once you have all of your hardscape landscaping elements in place, you should also add in the softscape landscaping elements, like plants. Just like a beautiful plant can make a statement within a home, the placement of plants among and around the hardscape landscaping areas outside a home can help make a statement. There are statement plants that help offer a bold, architectural look to any area of the house, from the patio to the porch. Statement plants contribute to the outdoor design in multiple ways. They can be used as a focal point, as a way to define a space, or even as a way to guide visitors.
Call Patriot Landscape Today
If you are looking for a way to make a specific statement with your home, look no further than Patriot Landscape. We can help you every step of the way, from design to installation. Call Patriot Landscape at 850-517-0112 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.