Integrating hardscaped elements into your yard can expand the functionality of your outdoor space. Whether you want to create a stacked wall to generate supplementary planting areas or have a craving for a luxurious outdoor kitchen, patios, steps, walkways, and the like can enhance the usability and purpose of your yard.
When adding plants and rock elements to your landscape, make sure they fit the scale of your space. Huge boulders plopped down in a small area will not look attractive – or natural. Make sure natural features like rocks are incorporated into your landscape – not just haphazardly placed in it.
Similarly, harsh lines can make the hardscaped areas of your yard look totally irrelevant to the green spots. Rectangular and L-shaped patios have their place, but oftentimes, designs that incorporate curves and shapes do a better job of transitioning patios and gardens – making your yard feel like it was always meant to look the way it will when your design is complete.
When designing your hardscaped areas and landscape as a whole, develop a thematic idea and root your plans firmly in that. Do you desire an Italian courtyard with a water feature focal point or a scene from The Secret Garden? A Japanese rock garden or a formal French landscape complete with clipped hedges? Whatever the case, it’s important that the hardscaping materials you select fit not only with your motif, but also with the rest of your home’s interior and exterior. Variety in terms of color and texture will transform your patios and walkways from looking as bland as concrete sidewalks into a space with serious visual interest.
Literally. Don’t neglect to offset hardscaped areas with plants and grasses. Doing so will prevent your yard from looking stark and unfinished. Let patios and walkways compliment gardens by serving as trails to your shrubs, flowers, and trees.
Working with a designer and landscaper who understands your aesthetic and lifestyle is essential to creating a harmonious hardscape and garden. Besides being able to make the most of your ideas with our design services, we’ll also take the headache out of technical matters – like structural issues with walls, creating proper drainage, site preparation, and so forth. We’re happy to work with your needs as a homeowner in order to create a custom space that is all your own.
If you have any questions, please contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!
Rob Lehnhoff meets directly with every prospective client to see the space and hear the vision straight from you, the homeowner. Lehnhoff is committed not only to quality work, but to excellent customer service. We guarantee that there will always be a person onsite who can communicate directly with you as well as make any necessary decisions.
In most cases, Rob himself is onsite for the duration of a project. Periodically, during the installation, we sit down with you to ensure that the project is coming along to expectation. This way, we can tweak things along the way if need be. It’s our job to make sure you are happy with the final product.
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