Springtime is the season of home improvement projects and nowhere is this more obvious than in your backyard. Almost every homeowner has a backyard wish list of things they’d like to do to improve their yard. If you’re looking for ideas to get your outdoor living space summer ready, look no further. Let’s explore some common backyard projects involving hardscaping that can bring new beauty and usability to your “yardscaping” project.
Add New Surfaces And Paths
If you find that you need more solid surfaces – you would like a patio, you need safe walking paths, or you want a driveway (or a bigger driveway), these are all hardscaping projects that can improve your home. You can get very detailed and beautiful in your design or you can keep it easy and simple. Paths don’t have to be a full concrete sidewalk if you don’t want them to be – they can just be a paver path. Either way, adding any of these hardscaping elements makes it easier to use your yard (and safer and more convenient).
Retaining Walls Offer Various Benefits
Retaining walls are one of the most popular hardscaping projects. They offer the unique benefits of helping to control the travel of water (and people and pets) and create more useable space on sloping land. By installing retaining walls, you make the space more functional and beautiful at the same time.
Support For Other Elements
If you want to add other elements to your yard, like water features or an outdoor kitchen, you are likely going to need some hardscaping to support it. While you could just dig a hole and like it for a pond, it will look nicer and last longer if there is also a supportive ledge around it and at least a stone path leading to it. For an outdoor kitchen, you could just set up a grill, but it will be more useable with hard surfaces to act as counters.
Improve The Hardscaping You Already Have
Finally, don’t forget that your property already has an array of hardscaping elements that might be in need of some TLC (totally lovable cement – just kidding). Your driveway is probably one of the largest hard surfaces you have, and if it is full of cracks and holes, now is a good time to get it looked at, especially if you are having other hardscaping projects done at the same time. Similarly, your foundation may need a professional inspection and now is a good time for that.
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