- Residential Hardscaping Techniques
Hardscape is the general term to describe using man-made, non-natural materials to improve the look of a yard. This is the opposite of the usual softscaping technique of using plants and trees. The advantages and disadvantages will mainly depend on practicality and availability of materials. Hardscaping may be a better option for those who want to improve the look of their yard but don’t have the time to look after the plants. There are many different options for those who choose to decorate their yard with hardscapes. Here are a few examples of residential hardscaping:
- Water Features
Though one may think of elements such as pathways, patios, and decks, it becomes easy to overlook simple features that use water. Fountains, ponds, and birdbaths are good examples of hardscape features. If you’ve been envisioning a water pond with lilies, it’s a great way to infuse both landscape and softscape. Water features, especially the ones that involve running water, can be a great focal point for whenever you need to wind down and relax.
- Patios, Decks and Gazebos
If water features are too great a project or you aren’t looking forward to monitoring the water’s condition from time to time, you can instead add other hardscape elements into your yard. Sitting and lounging areas will act as great relaxation areas, either for a cup of tea or for reading a good book. Since these are fairly large structures, a hardscaping contractor can help you work on the design and placement of the figures to best fit your yard.
- Pathways and Fences
Perhaps the lightest and easiest form of hardscape to work with is with short barriers and walkways. Not only will these provide both privacy and accessibility, but they’ll also look great when paired with softscape. If you’re new to the process of hardscaping, simple pathway construction using brick or concrete is a great way to start.
If you’re more comfortable with a hardscaping and construction company doing the work for you, Complete Hardscape Construction Design LLC is ready to help improve your yard in Tulsa, OK. If you want to know more about our services, let us know at (918) 215-3723.