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Change Your Look With Hardscape

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 23 June , 2021

Many people who hear the word “hardscape” picture boring gray concrete.  It is a word that does not excite creativity for most, but it should!  Hardscape can be created that is as diverse and colorful as all your other landscape features, and the results are limited only by your imagination.

What Is Hardscape?

In order to understand the multitude of options you have for hardscape in your yard, you must first understand what it is.  Hardscape is essentially a collective term used to identify anything that is not planted or building.  However, most people use it to mean anything such as walkways, patios, and walls that are not part of your overall planting design.  Some people also include things like borders around beds, steps, and even water features as part of your hardscape.

This flexible definition opens up a wide array of possibilities for the landscape designer.  With creative planning and professional installation, your hardscape features can be just as eye-catching as your plantings and may offer you far more in the way of utility than most of your yard features.

Types of Hardscape

Hardscape can be categorized into several groups of features.

  • Patios and decks. One of the most popular hardscape features for many homes is a patio or deck.  A well-built and well-placed patio allows you to extend your home to the outdoors, providing a place for gathering, eating, and enjoying the beautiful weather.  A patio can be as simple as a poured concrete slab or as complex as stone pavers set into an artistic design.  Decks can be built from either natural or composite materials, and provide a beautiful addition to your home’s curb appeal.
  • Walkways and sidewalks. In order to access all areas of your yard, you need sturdy, safe walkways.  Poured concrete is a good option for heavy-traffic areas, but a backyard pathway to a shed or garden can be as simple as a few stone pavers arranged in a pleasing design.  Walkways should always be well-lighted and sloped to drain excess water to avoid slips and falls.
  • Walls can divide your yard into zones, offer privacy and give you a blank canvas for features such as climbing plants or fountains.  Building walls, whether they are high walls, knee walls, or simple retaining walls, requires the help of a landscape architect who understands load-bearing, drainage, and other issues.  Homeowners should never try to build walls themselves.

At Juniper Landscape Company, we are committed to helping you choose the best possible features for your yard.  We offer full services for hardscape, water features, plantings, and irrigation to keep your yard looking beautiful for years to come.  If you are considering a new driveway, walkway, patio, or wall for your property, contact Juniper Landscape Company today and talk to one of our landscape design specialists.  We can help you achieve your dream yard with the features you want at a price you can afford.  Call us today to find out more!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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