Hardscape can be challenging to install and definitely requires a lot of planning, so it’s important you include a landscape designer in your plans and execution by professionals is definitely recommended. Some factors that our experts will take care of for you in your hardscape project include exceptional masonry to ensure your garden can handle certain elements, high quality of materials for the details you want, and privacy for your family.
Hardscape can include all kinds of features! Here are some popular examples:
Every home needs a beautiful driveway to lead and welcome you to the focal point, your home. An appealing driveway can do wonders for your house’s curb appeal, increasing its value. It’s also important because you use it every day, and the daily wear and tear would require it to be well built in addition to being attractive. The most common materials used for paving driveways are concrete, asphalt, and gravel or other aggregates. The type of material you should use depends on the conditions and environment. Our experts can help you decide what material you should use and where, and work with you on a design that matches your aesthetic.
A pathway through your garden, lawn, or leading to your home or backyard entertaining area will instantly make your space more charming and welcoming. There are so many factors to consider when designing a front path, it’s important to have an expert weigh in. For example, the type of material you use will depend on its use - if you are going to be dragging wheels on it, we would recommend a concrete or stone path, rather than pebbles or cobblestones. You also want to make sure the style matches your home’s architecture, when deciding between a straight or winding path. Path width, length, and lighting are also other elements your landscaping designer could help with to match exactly what you’re envisioning!
You can have so many types of stairways, from clean and modern, to grand and sweeping, to unique and charming. The type of staircase you choose for your front or backyard should complement your home’s aesthetic and serve its purpose well. A landscape designer can help you decide what type of staircase you want, and determine how to make that reality. Maybe you want a winding natural stone staircase to complement your country-style cottage, or an elegant concrete segmental stair system to complement your sleek modern home. There are so many ways to welcome your guests and family to your home, and a beautiful staircase is perfect!
Essentially, what retaining walls and segmental wall systems do is hold everything in place, despite the power of gravity. They can also help with water runoff, if you are noticing precipitation is not draining ideally. If you have a slope in your yard, a retaining wall could be a solution as well. Consulting a landscape architect is a must for this project to make sure it’s being properly installed in the right location and with the right material for your area. Natural stone and concrete are the recommended materials for this vital part of your garden as they are durable and complement most types of houses and other garden elements.
Imagine this: your friends and family gathering around to share drinks, food, and good company as the night sky dims and twinkling lights turn on. Or how about this: stepping out every morning with a coffee and newspaper in hand, ready to take on the day. These scenes wouldn’t be complete without your sparkling backyard patio! A deck is the perfect spot for meals, entertaining, and relaxing. Whether it’s for family time, “me”-time, or parties, you’ll have the most incredible place for it. Your patio can be made with many different materials to match your needs, in any form to match your style, and the ideal size and shape to fit your existing space. Are you ready to have the lifestyle you always envisioned?
One of the most luxurious head-turning items for your outdoor space is undoubtedly a pool! Your family and friends will love coming over to enjoy a clean, clear pool on hot sunny days. With a heated pool, you can even enjoy it beyond the summer season. A pool in your backyard will require a lot of space, meticulous planning and prep, and the best team to install it and keep it maintained for you. Say goodbye to your community centre membership, and say hello to your own private oasis ready at your convenience!
On a warm summer evening, what could be better than a meal shared with family and friends outside with the setting sun? If you want to fire up that BBQ, host a lawn party, or have the perfect place for gathering and entertaining, an outdoor kitchen is a must-have. Having a kitchen outdoors is a fun, convenient focal point of your outdoor space that would make all your friends envious, but can be a challenge to plan and create in a safe, sustainable way! Hooking up gas, water, and other utilities needs to be done by a professional so there’s no chance of safety hazards. Luckily, our pros at Landscaping Cloverdale have got you covered!