Hardscaping and landscaping are excellent ways to make your residence or commercial property stand out. Well-designed hardscapes and landscapes increase the value of your property, beautify it, and enhances functionality. With that in mind, some mistakes can happen when hardscaping doesn’t have proper planning or execution. The goal is to improve your property versus taking away from it. We want to help you avoid some of these mistakes. Keep reading to find out what they are!
Not Balancing Your Landscape and Hardscapes
The best hardscaping designs are those that have balance. What this means is that you should complement the nature surrounding your landscape. Make sure that there is flow an continuity. Also, sometimes, homeowners can go overboard with one idea. For example, maybe adding a walkway to the middle of your landscape can break up a lot of greenery or plants. A retaining wall can help give your outdoor living space structure and help break up visuals.
Improperly Using Materials
Hardscapes should add curb appeal to a property. The aesthetics should be top-notch, but you also want to make sure that the materials are durable, sturdy, low-maintenance, and well-suited for their specific purpose. Let’s use walkways as an example again. If you add them to your property, you want to make sure that they are of high-quality because there’s going to be a lot of foot traffic. You also want to ensure safety. Thanks to EP Henry, we offer pavers that will persuade you to add them to your property. They’re versatile, durable, stylish, and affordable.
Regardless if you have water features or not, you still need to plan correctly for drainage. Inclement weather and watering your plants should come to mind. When there is poor drainage, this could lead to flooding or soil erosion. Retaining walls help to combat this. When working with an expert contractor or landscaper, they can design your landscape in a way where water flows away from your home. There are also ways that landscapers can install drains so that natural precipitation ends up adding nutrients to your plans and not in the gutter.
Trenton Block and Hardscape Supply Is an Expert In The Outdoor Construction Industry
At Trenton Block & Hardscape Supply, we have 21/2 acres of high-quality hardscaping materials at each of our respective locations. Our experienced team members will help you make sense of all these materials by adding more shape and form to your design ideas. We help you see the possibilities with our extensive design knowledge.
Three convenient locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware mean that you’re never too far away from accessing our expertise, artistry, and equipment. Come visit our display areas at all three locations for help making your vision a reality with our comprehensive variety of materials and tools. Contact us at one of our locations and follow us on Facebook.