So you Want A Low-Maintenance Yard
What is Hardscaping, well it is essentially everything that is not vegetation. This consist of man made features that may use natural or man made elements. Fun Fact: A wall made from river rocks is hardscaping using natural elements. But by using natural elements, while a walkway made from rubber mulch or bricks is hardscape using man made materials. Here at Creative Hardscapes, we will work with our 3D rendering program to help you design exactly what you want.
Benefits of Hardscaping
Hardscaping is essentially everything that is not vegetation. This consist of man made features that my use natural or man made elements. Fun Facts: A wall made from river rocks is hardscaping using natural elements. But by using natural elements, while a walkway made from rubber mulch or bricks is hardscape using man made materials..
If you use a paving stone patio is an example of hardscaping that can reduce your water usage and increse your property value. This will also improve the visual appeal of your outdoor living areas.
General Benefits of Hardscaping
Hardscaping conserves water - when you replace natural grass or living landscape with hardscaping, you will reduce the amount of water you use for watering each month.
Hardscaping defines a certain area in your yard-patio defining part of your yard as an outdoor living area. Let's bring the inside out! By doing hardscaping you will increase curb appeal and will also increase your property taxes.
Hardscaping will guide traffic - driveways let your guest know where to park, and your pathways let your guests know where to walk, and if you put up a fence, it will let your kids know where not to go.
Hardscaping will increase the functionally of your outdoor kitchen space, by allowing you to prepare meals easily outdoors. You can add a Pergolas or a Gazebo to your outdoor kitchen.
Hardscaping can reduce erosion by building a retaining wall, adding paving stones, and by enhancing drainage. It can also limit weed growth.
Different Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Yard
You can always use gravel, it is inexpensive hardscape that will limit weed growth, as it will improve drainage. Bark is a natural hardscape option that is inexpensive to cover large areas, and doesn't require water. By using rubber mats are often used for hardscaping options, but work great for making play areas safer for kids while limiting weeds.
Bricks are an essential hardscape option that are used for patio's, walkways and driveways. Normally they are used with traditional architecture but can also be used in a more contemporary landscape design. Using flagstones are versatile hardscape element, that can be used most often for walkways, patio's and decks.
Paving stones have a variety of style and colors that allow homeowners find options that will work with any architectural style. This is a low maintenance, long-lasting hardscape. It will enhance your home's curb appeal.
River Rock is used for walls, driveways, patio's and outdoor kitchens. By choosing River Rocks will allow for a natural look, while still serving a purpose of man made elements. Stepping stones almost any type of a durable material can be used for stepping stones. Hardscapes will benefit the use of stepping stones to guide your guest where to go. This will always help limit weed growth and reduce water consumption.
Fire pits and Patio Fireplace's. Both of these are a functional element that that will help you enjoy being outdoors, and will expand your outdoor entertaining options. These additions will add warmth to your area.
Outdoor Kitchens along with a built in barbecue grilling area, will upgrade your lifestyle. Imagine preparing and cooking your meals in this space, but your still get to spend time with family & friends. It's a great way to be connected with your family & friends, as you are enjoying the great outdoors.
We specialize in designing and building outdoor living spaces. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and providing our clients with quality installations to ensure your Hardscape area will last for years to come. Here at Creative Hardscapes we use a 3D rendering program so you will see what your project will look like when it is completed. If you need to make changes or additions we can do so at this time. Consider us for your outdoor living needs!
We encourage our clients to be creative! From your outdoor kitchen/barbecue area and many creativity in between. We are ready to tackle any projects that you have in mind. Please feel free to contact us for all of your Hardscaping and Landscaping needs