Offering Sustainable Beauty, With a Purpose
The driveway, walkway and entrance area are your visitors first impression. So, what is your entranceway saying?
Hardscape elements, such as driveways, walkways, seating areas, patios and retaining walls create a visual outline of your home, property and garden areas, adding beauty and intrigue to your landscape. In addition to offering a warm, inviting, natural feel, they can help emphasize features of the space. Hardscapes can also define specific areas, creating visual transitions from one part of the landscape to another, for example, from a walkway or patio to a softscape centerpiece.
They can also serve a functional purpose.
Uneven or sloping areas can benefit from the installation of a retaining wall. Though aesthetically pleasing to the eye, retaining walls can also prevent soil erosion and flooding, while protecting softscapes, such as flower beds, delicate plants, and shrubs. The installation of pergolas and gazebos provide areas with shelter from the elements while offering an interesting focal point.
Contact us for more information on incorporating hardscapes into your landscaping. 630.482.9950.
What People are Asking About Hardscape Installations
What does hardscape installation mean in landscape??
Hardscapes can include sidewalks, driveways, patios, seating areas or even retaining walls. Hardscapes can also define specific areas, creating visual transitions from one part of the landscape to another.
What types of materials are used in hardscape installations?
Hardscapes can be created using natural stone, a variety of shapes, colors and sizes of pavers, concrete, and even synthetic materials. When installing a hardscape, it's important to compact the base and confirm it's level. We are certified by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute which means we follow only the industry standards during installation to make sure your hardscape lasts for years to come.
What is a retaining wall's purpose?
A retaining wall can prevent the erosion of soil in your yard in areas that are uneven or sloping. They can also protect areas like flower beds or plantings from flooding.
What is another way to help with soil erosion?
Adding certain groundcovers or turf can help with erosion as well. If you use grass seed to establish the turf make sure to use an erosion blanket to prevent the seed and new topsoil from washing away.