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New Hampshire Landscaping Blog

19May

All About Hardscapes

‘Hardscapes’ are any feature in the landscape with a ‘hard’ surface. This includes patios, walks, paved driveways, retaining walls, Fireplaces, and outdoor kitchens.

‘Softscapes’ are things like lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and mulch.

The hardscaping features of your landscape are what are referred to as the skeleton or backbone to any design. Shapes that are created with hardscaping set the stage for everything else. Think of a curved retaining wall… how it defines the shape of the surrounding bed. Also think of a front walkway. Sometimes a front walk is just a straight shot to the door. This can be visually boring. Why not make it more curved and give it some pizzaz? It will help define the look of everything else around it.  

Many types of materials are used in hardscaping. Lots of choices exist for pavers. Many shapes and colors can be combined to give you a beautiful effect. Retaining walls also have a wide variety of optional concrete block materials to choose from.  

Natural stone is a great choice for the hardscaping. Nothing is classier or more beautiful. Again, there are many styles to choose from with natural stone. From Boulders to Fieldstone to irregular bluestone to cut granite. Each lends it’s own unique purpose and style.

Ask our professionals to come take a look at your upcoming hardscape projects.

 

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