Many people put a great deal of planning and energy into creating a beautiful landscape, but a lot of times overlook the importance of hardscaping. That is where Blue Crystal Pools can help you! While patios may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hardscaping, but includes so much more than that. Hardscaping is all of the non-living components of your landscape, such as patios, walkways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, waterfalls, ponds, pergolas, and outdoor lighting. Hardscaping is a crucial component in designing your landscape. Incorporating well-designed hardscaping into your landscape can provide a number of benefits that can increase your property’s value.
Expand your outdoor living space. Hardscaping can be used to create an outdoor room with amenities that rival your indoor space, such as a full outdoor kitchen, built-in seating, and an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. This outdoor space will be perfect for entertaining guests and will allow you to enjoy nature and immerse yourself in your landscape rather than just admire it from your window.
Define your outdoor areas. Use components such as built-in seating, retaining walls, and pergolas to create borders and define individual functional areas while still creating a beautiful and cohesive outdoor living space.
Enhance your landscape. Incorporating hardscaping into your landscape creates contrast and diversity and provides the perfect framework for your landscaping.
Extend usability. Adding a fireplace or a fire pit allows you to use your outdoor space during cooler weather. The outdoor lighting will allow you to enjoy your space much later into the day as well. In addition, fireplaces create the perfect area for guests to gather and catch up.
Grade issues. If you have an uneven yard that is sloping in one direction or another, hardscaping like retaining walls, tiered patios, and stone stairs can help correct and transform your yard into usable space. Retaining walls and tiered patios can also help prevent erosion.
Guide traffic. Sidewalks, stone paths, and landscaping beds can be used to guide the flow of traffic and keep people out of places you do not want them walking.
Lower maintenance. Because hardscaping doesn’t need to be watered or mowed it is a great way to reduce the maintenance needed for your landscape. You just sit back and enjoy all your home has to offer. It’s also a great way to conserve water and save money.
If you are currently interested in putting in a patio or need some stone work done around your property, the experts at Blue Crystal Pools are here to help you plan and create your perfect outdoor living space.