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7 Benefits Of Adding Hardscaping To Your Outdoor Living

Ken Cook | April 19, 2022

Hardscaping is best defined as a type of landscaping element which is nonliving. It can include things such as retaining walls, fire pits, and patios as well as benches, rocks, and walkways which are strategically positioned. Below are some benefits of adding hardscaping to your outdoor living spaces.

It Gives You More Privacy

Adding a stone wall or water feature will make your property more private. It is a great option for homeowners that want more seclusion from the prying eyes of neighbors or to drown out their noise.

It Reduces Maintenance

Anyone who has worked with landscaping knows how maintenance-intensive it can be. Adding hardscaping will make the process easier since it typically means reduced grass. Since concrete and stone don’t need to be watered or cut, property owners will spend less time having to tend to them and more time enjoying their backyards.

It Makes Your Yard More Usable

Adding a new patio, fire pit, or outdoor lighting to your yard will greatly increase its usability, making it accessible at all hours of the day. You can also enjoy outdoor entertainment such as cooking or parties and guests will have more protection against inclement weather such as snow, wind, or rain. Pergolas, gazebos, and other shade structures are also useful for providing shade on those hot summer days.

It Resolves Grade Problems

If your lawn is uneven you might encounter a variety of problems, which range from inaccessible spots to soil erosion. The addition of a retaining wall will prevent this while also creating a space that is flat so that plants can prosper. Additionally, installing extra stairs or a pathway will make steep slopes easier to ascend, and patios do a great job of evening out lawn areas that are naturally bumpy or sloped.

Its Expands and Enhances Living Spaces

Many homeowners dream of having an outdoor kitchen, bar, and fire pit where they barbecue outdoors during summer while entertaining friends and family members. Hardscaping makes this possible because it creates hard, robust, fireproof, and weatherproof surfaces where you can install the needed equipment. Hardscaping will also produce distinct textures which diversify the space while contrasting with plants and flowers. It will also enable you to generate focal points.

It Gives Greater Water Efficiency

If you live in an area where droughts are common, hardscapes can help you combat water waste. Rather than using gallons of water to tend to your plants and lawn, adding a hardscape to your backyard will create an environment that requires less moisture and you won’t have to worry about plants dying or grass turning brown.

It Boosts Property Value

Most property owners want to increase the value of their space, and by adding the right hardscapes you will definitely accomplish this. This is because it produces an external home extension while adding extra square footage which is usable.

Those that intend to sell their homes in the future will wow prospective buyers with their hardscapes, as research shows that over eighty percent of homebuyers prefer a property that has them. The presence of entertainment space combined with the added dimensions and resistance to erosion makes hardscapes quite appealing.

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