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Hardscaping Essentials

What most people don’t realize is that most landscaping projects are a series of smaller projects. To simply put it, we can’t just start and finish a project, all at once. Some landscaping  jobs range from basic construction projects to the gamut of landscaping. Hardscaping, which consists of decks, walls, fences, steps and etc., may take time to install but is worth the effort.

Picking out hardscaping features and elements for your yard and confining your dream yard into a  budget can be a challenge, but a doable one. Remember that Lehnhoff Landscaping is always there and can help you when it comes to selecting and installing hardscape features.

With that said,  here’s a listing of hardscaping tips that can help you  color in your vision and define an overall theme for your yard.

Hardscaping Essentials

Retaining Walls: If you want to prevent erosion or stabilize steep-sloped banks, then consider retaining walls. Want to know how to craft them? Use large river rocks, railroad ties,  or small boulders to get the job done. If this is your first time retaining your walls, then you must consider the construction quality. It’s best to get advice from professionals, like Lehnhoff Landscaping.

Consider Steps: Safety is a must when you consider adding steps. Make sure your steps are not too small and are not inclined too deep. Also, you don’t always need to restrict yourself to brick or concrete steps. You can also use quarried stone, landscaping timbers and cobblestones to cultivate your steps. If you want make your steps more singular, outline your railroad ties with pebbles or crushed stone.

Plan Walkways/ Paths: Walkways and paths are essentials to any garden.  If you want a rustic path, consider using bricks, crushed rock, woodwhips or Chilton stone. Make sure that steppers are placed in areas where the surface is flush, as a safety precaution. 

Non-plant Garden Features:Experiment with symbols, nautical elements and with design elements that you love. Think about the overall theme of your yard, and go from there.

Need Help?: Installing  steps, rock walls, and pathways may be a hassle if you don’t have the experience or the time. If you need help making your dreams into reality, contact Lehnhoff Landscaping. We are here to provide a guiding hand.

Lehnhoff can help you turn your home into your personal retreat. We can help you pick out  key hardscape features that can transform your yard into an exotic sojourn.  We’ll even walk you through the overall design, safety, and maintenance of owning your own hardscape features.

Lehnhoff’s Landscaping prides itself on providing clients with individualized  Hardscaping consultation!

If you have any questions, please contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by calling 443.921.5789 or visit 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.

We have day and evening times available to fit your schedule.

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