Hardscaping is the part of your landscaping that includes man-made areas and structures made from materials like stone, brick, wood, gravel, or cement. It also includes any structures on the property, as well as other things that are man-made, such as fencing, benches, waterfalls, ponds, and lighting. You can learn more in this article about some of the ways you can use hardscaping to add great accents and other special touches to landscaping.
Know when and how to use fencing
Fencing can serve many functions. It can keep unwanted people from coming onto your property. It can keep your dog from leaving the property. It can also help to cut down on the neighborhood noise coming into your yard, cut down on some of the wind, and more. Another thing fencing can do is add to the overall look of your yard.
In order to take advantage of the aesthetic benefits of fencing, you want fencing that looks great. This means opening for a type of fence that is good-looking. Some popular choices when it comes to a fence that looks good are wood fences, wrought iron fences, and vinyl fences. You can have a fence custom-made as well. This helps you achieve the exact look you want by adding unique hardscaping accents to the fence itself. For example, decorative lattice can be affixed to the top of the fence, and you can even have some parts of the fence cut out and install some lattice in those designs. Or, you can have custom-made accents made from wrought iron and have them welded to wrought iron fencing.
Get creative with walkways
You don't have to go with traditional concrete walkways throughout your property. Instead, you can opt for stamped and dyed concrete to achieve the look you want. Or, you can choose to go with stones and this can add a walkway that maintains a nice natural look and feel.
You can also add to the walkways by adding some great hardscaping accents like solar lights that line the walkways to make them more visible at night while also adding more charm to the yard. You can use large rocks or small statues in a strategic way to add more elements to look at while walking through the yard.
Design inviting sitting areas
Find good spots in the yard to create some comfortable sitting areas. Some hardscaping accents you can add to the sitting areas include nice benches, side tables, and lampposts that automatically come on at dust.
For more information, contact a landscaper near you.