Have you decided to put your home on the market? Perhaps you just want to create a more comfortable outdoor living space. Regardless of why you’re interested in landscaping for your yard, there is another method to consider as well: hardscaping. Adding stone elements to your yard will make it elegant, sophisticated and gorgeous.
Drive Up in Style
Make an impression on anyone who pulls into your driveway by skipping the traditional gravel or concrete and using stone elements instead. Perfect for a charming cottage or a home made of stone, cobblestone is durable and gorgeous. However, it also requires a retaining wall and snow removal may be difficult. If you’d like a more affordable option, consider earth-toned concrete. It will fit into your budget without making you feel bored.
Make a Prettier Patio
Whether you have a traditional wood deck or nothing at all in your back yard, you can make your landscaping stand out by adding some natural stone. Create walkways with paver stones or use stone flooring to build an entire outdoor kitchen — if you can handle being the go-to spot for neighborhood barbecues. Light-colored stone looks beautiful and is perfect for any area where bare feet may be since it doesn’t absorb much sunlight. Of course, you can also choose dark stones or even those in interesting colors to stand out from your home.
Build the Wall
No. Not that one. Building a stone wall on your own property is useful for several reasons. You can use it to create property boundaries, as a retaining wall for rain run-off or even as a decorative addition to your driveway. No matter where you use them, the stones will look elegant against the rest of your home.
When you search for a company to provide your landscaping, ask your prospects if they provide hardscaping services so you can take your yard to the next level.