What is hardscaping? It’s using nonliving materials to create patios, walkways, retaining walls, steps, and more. A yard’s hardscape creates a distinct foundation off of which to build and adds extra interest to its overall appearance.
One of the many great materials to think about using for your flat surfaces and walls is concrete.
Concrete Is Versatile: Whether the concrete is used to create pavers or poured to create walls, it can be formed into a wide variety of shapes and colors. A curving wall can draw the eye from feature to feature and unify a beautifully landscaped property.
Durable: When installed correctly, concrete edging can last a long time. This tough material stands up well to harsh elements and can add years of functionality to any outdoor living space.
If you’re looking for even more durability, here in Minnesota we suggest using either concrete pavers or another custom stone option, because it’s not susceptible to cracking like poured concrete can be with our freeze-and-thaw cycle weather. But in many instances concrete can be the right choice.
Protection: Walls with a lip can prevent soil erosion from slanted property and help preserve soil moisture for those water loving plants. Concrete walls may also discourage pests from snacking on prized plants.
Practicality: Concrete edging is also practical. When you include benches with your walls, there’s an automatic place to sit down to enjoy the serene surroundings.
Adding hardscaping to your landscaping can do the following:
- Provide natural resting spots throughout the living spaces
- Create focal points
- Break up foliage
- Prevent erosion
Hardscaping can be a great addition to your property. Since we’re a licensed MN landscape and installation contractor, we can help you determine what sort of hardscape material is best for you and design the perfect outdoor environment in which to relax.