Have you ever heard of hardscaping?
Hardscaping is like landscaping but refers to methods and designs that employ hard objects like gravel, stone and concrete.
Erecting fences or building walkways, patios, and lighting requires devotion, skill, and the right tools. However, it doesn’t mean that hardscaping is difficult to do. In addition, these projects may even add beauty to your front yard and help you save money on maintenance costs.
Here are some cool hardscaping ideas for your home that you should consider.
Replace grass with gravel
Who doesn’t love a little bit of green in their backyard, right? Sadly, not everyone can afford the maintenance costs needed to tend grass and decorative flowers. Thankfully, you can still add beauty to your backyard by using gravel and stone.
This concept is ideal for households that are frequently experiencing drought. Even with little maintenance, your “rocky garden” will still look fantastic. If you also want to up your landscaping game, you can also add some crushed granite or river rock.
Use glass gravel
Don’t worry — these glass shards will not shred your skin when you walk on them. If you use glass for your patio improvement project, you need to thoroughly break down the shards, clean them, and tumble them until they have a finer texture.
The good thing about glass gravel is that it lasts for a long time. In addition, it comes in a variety of fun colors and sizes. This will surely accentuate your patio and walkway.
Build a patio made from flagstone
To be honest, a patch of grass does not really look that enticing. No matter what neighborhood you are in, you will notice that people only come out when it is time to mow their front yard. If you really want to be more visible to the community, you need to go out there and stay in your yard for a little bit.
In order to make your patio look more refreshing and friendly, check out one of the more popular hardscaping ideas: build it using flagstone. And with a fancy outdoor umbrella and furniture, you will love relaxing outdoors than indoors! To add more beauty to your hardscaping project, you can also decorate the gaps with limestone. Aside from creating style, the limestone prevents water from seeping into the flagstone and damaging it.
Hardscaping with Eric’s Concrete Pavers in Reno
Eric’s Concrete Pavers specializes in designing and creating breathtaking hardscape layouts. We will work with your goals and ideas and develop the best hardscaping plan for your home and budget. Come check out our work and contact us today! We look forward to working with you!
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