Hardscaping is a lesser-known element of standard landscaping that focuses on all the non-living elements like pathways, patios, benches, and arbors, to name a few. While plant life is a key focus of any landscape, it is these additional components that work in unison to create a perfectly balanced space. Keep reading to find our list of the eight benefits of hardscaping.
What Is Hardscaping?
In short, hardscaping is the installation of nearly any type of structure (decorative or practical) in a landscape. This can range from fences to driveways, or fountains to firepits. The list is almost endless. We at Gachina Landscaping Services offer a number of landscape construction and hardscaping services, which include not only site analysis and design but also the installation of permanent outdoor structures and landscape features.
8 Benefits of Hardscaping
Hardscaping doesn’t only enhance your property. Here are eight more benefits of hardscaping installation.
1. Define a Space
Whether in your backyard or on a large commercial property, the addition of hardscaping features such as pathways and driveways will assist in breaking up the land into specific zones and areas. Strategically placed stones can help create a garden while walls can mark your property. Whatever a large open landscape may start out as the use of hardscaping can help break it up in ways that you most prefer.
2. Reduce Maintenance
Dividing a landscape into different sections will directly influence the amount of maintenance required on that property. This is especially true when pavers are laid down for walkways, patios are built, or driveways are designed. These new areas will no longer need regular landscaping as the amount of grass and plant life is often reduced. Work is even more streamlined when dedicated gardens or flowerbeds are created and lawns more defined.
3. Creates More Water Efficiency
Again, a hardscaped yard will have fewer areas in need of watering (walkways and paths), which will help reduce wastage. When you have designated landscapes in need of watering, you won’t have to concern yourself with brown grass and plants. In fact, this is also an opportunity to opt for waterwise plants, which you can learn more about here.
4. Provides More Privacy
When you add things like walls or arbors, they don’t just serve an aesthetic purpose. You will also be able to block out any prying eyes as well as separate your space from your neighbors’. Hardscaping installation is ideal whether you are looking for increased privacy or a little noise reduction for some extra peace and quiet.
5. Makes Property More Accessible
An unkempt yard is a pain not just to maintain, but to traverse as well. A lack of clearly defined spaces, especially when combined with overgrown plant life, can make it much more difficult to do much with that space. The beauty of hardscaping is that it makes for a more accessible, more easily tended landscape.
6. Extends Living Space
The addition of a patio, deck, pergola, or firepit works to create a usable exterior space. When you have an outdoor area, you can entertain guests or simply spend more time outside, relaxing or enjoying meals. No matter what you prefer, the outside will become an extension of your living space.
7. Helps Fix Grade Problems
An uneven landscape is not only difficult to access, but may also be subject to soil erosion. The installation of a retaining wall will help reduce problems with the ground. Adding stairs will make hard-to-reach spots easier to access. Patios and decks make the land more even and usable.
8. Boosts Property Value
Not only will hardscaping alter the physical landscape of any property, but it’s also likely to increase its value. Adding the right hardscaping will add more usable square footage to your home while providing desirable features and increased curb appeal that potential homeowners are interested in.
Why Choose Gachina for Hardscaping?
Hardscaping installation is a job that requires professional service. Our clients find value in our knowledgeable team because we provide appropriate solutions while keeping in mind the scope and budget of your project. At Gachina, our team is proactive, knowledgeable, and well-trained. We have a responsibility to protect and preserve the environment, natural resources, and ecosystems of the planet. We recognize the impact of humans and are taking regenerative steps to ensure a future for all living beings.
Contact Us Today
Are you ready to improve the look, functionality, and value of your property? If so, why not allow us to expertly manage your landscape assets? Call Gachina Landscaping Services today to set up an appointment with one of our trusted landscaping and hardscaping experts. Call 866.283.5246 to learn more or for your free quote today.