If you are redoing your landscaping, you are likely thinking about flowers, bushes, etc. One thing you may not consider is hardscaping, which can add much more to your landscaping. Below is information on how to use hardscaping so you can decide if you would like to do this for your landscaping.
Change your Driveway
If you have a driveway, you can design it in a way that will make it look completely different. You can use concrete pavers, which will be placed over the current driveway material. Pavers come in a variety of colors and shapes so you can easily make your own design. You could also stain the concrete to make it a different color, which will transform the driveway.
Using pavers that look like cobblestones can be much less expensive than removing your driveway and installing a new cobblestone one.
No matter what you choose, consider hiring a professional to do the job for you, especially if you have a large driveway.
Add a Patio
Another type of hardscaping is adding a patio. This is a great place to put outdoor furniture, such as couches, lounge chairs, etc. If you want to entertain on your patio, you could include a bar and cocktail tables. There are a variety of materials that can be used for patios. This includes brick, concrete pavers, stamped concrete, and flagstone.
A patio is a great place to spend outdoors with your family. You could eat dinner on the patio when the weather is nice. If so, add a barbecue to the patio so you can grill out.
The size and placement of the patio is another thing you have to consider. You could attach it directly to your home or put it in a separate area, depending on how much space you think you need.
Add a Gazebo
A gazebo is a freestanding structure that you can place anywhere on your property. It has a roof and is open on the sides. You need to know what you want to use the gazebo for. It could be a place for you to sit and enjoy the outdoors or a place for your kids to play. You could even use it as an enclosure for a hot tub.
Wood is commonly used to construct a gazebo. This is because wood looks great and can be stained in a variety of colors. You do have to treat wood, however, so it will hold up well to the elements and be protected from insects. The most common wood used for gazebos is redwood and cedar. If treated and maintained, a wood gazebo will last you for many years.
Talk with a landscape contractor for more information about hardscaping.