What Is Hardscaping And How Do You Use It?

June 29, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Home Decor

Hardscaping is a branch under landscaping that is carried out on paved areas such as streets and sidewalks. It is a nice way of making you home attractive. It incorporates different design elements to enhance the appearance of any yard. It usually is the foundation of softscaping as it deals with non-plant design elements. It should be properly planned before embarking on softscaping.

Lawn hardscaping not only provides aesthetic but has some useful and practical functions. It makes an outdoor space livable by enhancing privacy, creating boundaries, leveling topography, providing shelter as well as minimizing lawn maintenance. Fences or walls are the most common styles of hardscaping and gazebos and overhangs can be also included in any hardscaping design as they allow the user to maximize space in the yard in addition to providing shelter in severe weather conditions. Many hardscaping designs are geared towards balance by use of variety of materials in different sizes and designs. It should try to blend the hardscaping structures with their surrounding to create an enhanced and attractive look.

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