When you think of “landscaping” typically the first thing that comes to mind is plants, trees, flowers, and palms. However, one important element of landscaping that is often overlooked is Hardscaping. Earthcare’s knowledgeable team can recommend solutions to fix problem areas, as well as, suggest other Hardscaping features to extend the usability of your outdoor living space.
An exemplary landscape design should be made up of both Hardscaping and Softscaping features. Hardscaping refers to the structures within your landscaping that are made out of non-living materials such as concrete, bricks, and stone. Softscaping is the living, growing, organic matter such as flowers or trees. Hardscaping and Softscaping should complement and support each other especially as your softscaping evolves, and grows.
Stand firm on solid ground. Reasons to add Hardscaping to your Landscaping:
Fix existing grading Issues – Sloping terrain can create a magnitude of problems, from soil erosion to poor drainage. A Retaining Wall can help prevent soil erosion and create a level vertical space for plants to grow. Adding stairs and pathways to your Retaining Wall can make accessing the top or bottom of a slope safer.
Add privacy and creativity – In a world where everyone is overexposed, the best thing you can do is maintain some sort of mystery. Consider constructing a wall out of Hardscaping materials that can make your outdoor living space more private. Or, if you like a more open concept, consider adding a gazebo or pergola to create an eye-catching focal point.
Expand your living space to the outdoors – A well thought out Hardscaping design could include an outdoor kitchen, patios, fire pits, and outdoor seating can create spaces for memorable evenings with your friends, family, and/or clients.
Enhance your landscaping and complement your home’s architectural style – Hardscaping creates unique textures that diversify your space and enhance the contrast with your landscaping. A well designed Hardscape will allow you to spotlight interesting focal points and will ultimately result in a cohesive and harmonious look
Remove the guesswork for visitors – Clearly paved driveways, parking lots, pathways and walkways send a clear signal to your guests and clients where they’re supposed to go, greatly decreasing the probability of trampled turf.
Reduce maintenance – More hardscaping results in less . Stones and concrete don’t need to be cut or watered, which means you can spend less time maintaining your landscaping and more time enjoying it.
Hard as a Rock. The durability of Paver materials:
Mankind has always strived to build. The world’s oldest structures can be dated as far back as 9500 – 8000 BCE. All of these ancient structures have 2 things in common. First, they are all made out of stone-like materials. Secondly, they are a testament to time and have paved the way for how we build things today. The durability of hardscaping products is undeniable, and Earthcare has access to an extensive inventory of materials to fit any aesthetic. Materials we work with:
Earthcare’s ready to Rock-N-Roll
There can be so much more to your outdoor living space than a pool, a patio and a lawn. The possibilities are endless, and it’s all possible with Earthcare’s expertise in problem solving, eye for design, and implementation of the highest-quality custom pavers or stone. Our long-lasting design possibilities include:
- Pool Decks
- Retaining Walls, Privacy Walls, & Fences
- Walkways & Stone Pathways
- Driveways & Parking areas
- Decks, Patios, & Lanais
- Pergolas, Arbors, and Gazebos
- Fire Pits & Outdoor Kitchen
- Custom Water Features & Fountains
- Mailbox Enclosures
- Stone Benches & Seating