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Hardscaping Can Improve The Enjoyment of Your Outdoor Living Area


Hardscaping Can Improve The Enjoyment of Your Outdoor Living Area

Spring will soon be here and Charleston homeowners are dreaming of taking pleasure in the sun’s rays by spending more time in their backyards while enduring the next few cold winter months. You may be already planning those summer BBQs and backyard parties. The season of family-fun and friendly get-togethers are just around the corner. This is a good time to make sure your outdoor space is as stunning and efficient as you want it to be. In this short article, discover how hardscape can enhance both the efficiency and visual appeals of your outdoor space.


Exactly what is hardscape? And how can it improve your Charleston yard?


Two valid concerns. Hardscape or “hardscaping” is an essential ingredient of landscape design. Instead of describing the growing elements of the lawn such as the flower beds, grass and shrubs, hardscape Charleston refers to the inanimate components of landscaping. These components can be decks and patio areas; fences and walls; paving stones and concrete; even a swimming pool or medical spa becomes part of the hardscape. Partially, this is due to the nature of the materials used to build these products. However, it is also due to the fact that preparation of the ground to ensure appropriate drainage is so important.

Stone walls, paved pathways, tiled paths, wooden decks and outdoor patios are all considered to be part of the hardscape. Actually any elements utilized in landscaping that is not a part of the softscape (such as plants, trees and flowers) can all be considered to be hardscape components. By this definition garden designs such as water fountains are considered hardscape.


Hardscape Improves Upkeep and The Look and Feel of Your Outdoor Space


Simply including a tiled path to your home’s garden can develop a completely different look of your general landscape. Sometimes, adding hardscape to your yard can in fact decrease the upkeep of your yard. For instance, add a beautiful paving stone patio area and you have increased your outside area, while decreased energy spent on lawn care.

Beyond remedying water damage problems and minimizing lawn maintenance, hardscapes develop architectural support for the design and layout of your yard. When preparing your outside area for entertaining and family relaxation, give careful consideration to the hardscape. Think about the activities you presently enjoy-as well as the functions that will add to those activities. Keep in mind, the non-living aspects of your landscape do not all have to have practical applications. Although a pergola or arbor frequently has a purpose, sculpture and other art help set the state of mind, as they do indoors. The best landscape design will integrate hardscape components to make the outdoors part of the living location of your house.


Now is the time to give Porter Hayes Landscaping a call to start the design phase of your new outdoor living area. Our experts will help with designing the area around your pool, patio or deck. Get ready to enjoy all that summer has to offer in beautiful Charleston.


Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419