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Creative Hardscape Options for Your Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 27 April , 2022

“Hardscape” is a term that refers to all elements of your yard and garden that are not considered organic landscape.  This term can mean many things and often refers to items that are designed and built to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor areas.  With the right hardscape options, you can transform your yard from boring to exciting, and from difficult to manage to functional and simple to maintain.

What Is Hardscape?

Hardscape refers to all the elements of your yard that are not organic.  This includes:

  • Sidewalks, walkways, and paths can all be done in various hardscape materials including concrete, stone, brick, and even gravel.  Building and maintaining safe walkways is one of the best ways to make your yard and garden functional for you and your family.
  • Patio areas provide spaces for recreation and relaxation.  They may surround another element such as a pool or fire pit, or they may simply exist on their own.  Like walkways, patios can also be built from a variety of materials such as concrete, brick, or pavers.  Patios can be any size, from a small area for a chair and table to a large portion of the yard, and can include everything from a pool to an outdoor kitchen, waterfall, or fire pit.
  • Decks are another choice when patios are not suitable for a particular area.  Generally, decks are raised off the ground while patios are built into the ground.  A deck is often a good choice for a family that wants multiple levels and areas designated for particular activities.
  • Sometimes, walls are needed for privacy or separation of various areas of the yard.  Walls can be built from a number of different materials just as patios and walkways can.  Other elements can also be incorporated into a wall, such as a built-in fountain or fire feature, seating, and even built-in planters for landscaping.

How Do I Choose The Right Hardscape For My Yard? 

Choosing the right hardscape elements for your yard can be challenging.  While choosing what you like is important, it is also critical that you understand the foundation necessary for building your hardscape choices and whether your yard is suitable for such construction.  Without a proper foundation, hardscape elements will not last.  A patio, walkway, wall, or other feature must be built correctly, with the right materials for the site, in order to give you years of service and maintain its beauty and integrity.

If you are considering adding new hardscape elements or refreshing your existing ones, Juniper Landscape Company can help.  We offer you professional design and construction services as well as maintenance and repair for all of your hardscape choices. We can help you decide what hardscape features best suit your outdoor areas, build them with quality materials, and then help you maintain them to look their best for years to come.  Give us a call today to discuss your hardscape needs.

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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