5 Ideas for Incorporating Hardscape into Your Outdoor Space

April 28, 2020

Often people hear the word ‘hardscaping’ and think “really expensive landscaping project”. But don’t jump to conclusions! Hardscaping projects come in all shapes and sizes–and even a little hardscaping can make a massive difference in the synergy and energy of your outdoor space.

First off, let’s get clear on what we’re talking about. The term ‘hardscape’ refers to the man-made features that are added to a natural landscape. These features serve to define, organize, and enhance the surrounding plantlife, whether that’s through masonry, earthworks, or added architectural elements.

But adding hardscape doesn’t necessarily have to be a massive project that temporarily turns your landscape into a construction zone. Here are just a few of the ways that we can help you incorporate hardscape into your space:

Beautiful Walkways

Simple masonry or stone art can really harmonize your landscape. Consider something like a beautiful geometric stone pathway winding through your garden. It’s a symbiotic way to allow yourself to enjoy the beauty of nature without disturbing the green elements that make your yard so inviting.  Every pathway tells a story. Are you looking for a wide natural walkway to guide and welcome guests to your front door? Or maybe a whimsical stone pathway that winds through your yard to your favorite garden nook? At Nature Works, we take the time to sit with you and figure out what story you want to tell in your yard.

Installing a Fire Feature

There’s nothing more primal than loved ones gathering around afire. It’s a place where laughs are shared, s’mores are gobbled, and chrished memories are made. Incorporating a stone fire feature into your landscape can turn your outdoor space into a nightly retreat, By working with nature and your surrounding features, we can design this hardscape element to be safe, beautiful, and functional.

Add a Sitting or Planting Wall

Create either a low sitting or bordering wall to create a functional space to your landscape. This eye-catching feature can bring out the beautiful flora by drawing the eye, or bring organization to a garden or pool area. Big walls or small artistic borders, we can help!

Create a Zen Space

Is there anything more relaxing than the babbling of a brook? Turn your yard into a natural oasis with a simple and beautiful water feature in a quiet nook. We can support you in the planning and masonry needed to bring your wildest ideas to life!

Embrace Natural Stone

There’s no limit to what you can create in your landscape. Hardscaping can increase the usability of your outdoor space and make it more inviting for neighbors and family alike. After all, what’s better than spending time with your loved ones? From outdoor kitchens to pathways to simple stone patios, adding natural stone hardscpe is a simple and elegant way to transition your home to the outdoors.

At Nature Works, we’re here to help make your yard beautiful and functional. Our sensitive and mindful approach works with the environment, not against it. Reach out to us for a hardscaping consultation anytime!

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