When you think of your yard design, you likely think of your gardens, flowers, and trees. However, the hardscape elements—all the non-living components—are just as essential. From cobblestone paths to composite decks and wooden pergolas, these elements add beauty and functionality to your space. If you're redoing your front or backyard in the coming months, consider including these trendy hardscaping elements in the final design.
How Can You Improve Your Yard With Hardscapes?
1. Integrated Deck
A deck provides the perfect place to entertain guests during the warmer months, especially if you love grilling. If you attach the porch to your house, it'll also increase your overall living space. An integrated deck can serve as an extension of your family room, kitchen, or dining room, thereby ensuring total convenience when hosting or lounging outside as a family. A contractor will confirm whether this project is possible, but adding a door to an enclosed room is usually a simple job.
A pergola serves as the perfect architectural feature because it's as functional as it is visually appealing. Not only will it draw the eye, but if you cover its latticework with climbing vines, it'll also shade you from the sun and rain. Pergolas are ideal for breaking up larger yards and patios into smaller, more distinctive areas for relaxing, eating, and drinking.
3. Geometric Garden
You might not have 2,000 acres to work with, but you can still draw inspiration from the Palace of Versailles in France. Using tiles and gravel, outline small, angular spaces in your yard for planting ferns, flowers, or shrubbery. Since the key to a geometric garden is clean lines, also be sure to include stone borders around every planting bed.
To add one or more of these hardscape elements to your property, turn to Steve Hinesley and Co. Inc. in Asheboro, NC. A family-owned company, this landscaping contractor is proud to serve residential and commercial clients throughout the Triad Area. From lawn care to pool installation, they offer 12-month contracts to keep your space looking beautiful all year round. To see examples of their past work, visit their website. To request a quote, call (336) 629-3779 or (336) 886-9542.