Most homeowners can understand the importance of having an attractive outdoor space. After all, nearly 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping before selling their houses. And of course, having a beautiful yard can allow your family to enjoy your property even more throughout the year. But while adding beautiful plants into your garden can certainly help, that’s not the only way to add value to your property. Hardscapes play just as important a role in making your home a functional and aesthetically pleasing place to be. From walls and walkways to fountains and patios, here are just some of the ways you can add value with hardscaping services.
A lush lawn with beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers can make a home look more inviting. But your curb appeal will improve even more if you incorporating hardscapes into the mix. A charming stone pathway or retaining walls will make your property look its best and will make it easier for everyone to get to your front door. Plus, hardscaping features can make routine maintenance a lot less of a chore. That will allow you to reduce the amount of upkeep while improving the property’s visual appeal overall — something both your family and any future buyers will love.
The look of your property obviously matters, but so does its ability to function and fit your needs. Hardscapes can add an element of privacy, which is often welcomed by homeowners who live in tight developments with neighbors close by. Hardscaping elements like outdoor lighting and walkways can provide additional safety, particularly during nighttime use. In addition, hardscaping can actually prevent erosion and other damage to your property; retaining walls and steps can ensure debris and water stay far away from your home’s foundation and ensure everything flows seamlessly. Anything you can do to preserve your property — as well as the well-being of your family — is a definite plus.
Hardscaping can allow you to tie together elements from the actual structure of your home into your outdoor space. This will ultimately allow you to get more use out of your outdoor space by increasing functionality throughout the year. A yard with no hardscaping might be off-limits during the late fall through the very early spring. But by adding a few hardscaping features, you can spend more time outside all year round. You can even make good use of spaces that formerly presented challenges by adding walls with seats or a fire pit area with help from your professional landscapers.
In the end, good landscaping isn’t only about adding growing flora. It also requires contrast and added function, which is exactly what hardscaping can provide. To find out more about the services we provide and how we can create a personalized landscaping plan to make your home look its best, please contact us today.