Everyone is familiar with landscaping; it’s the process of making a yard or other piece of land more attractive by altering the existing design and planting trees and shrubs. Hardscaping is another industry term that is far less familiar among homeowners. What are hardscaping renovations and how can they improve your home’s exterior?
What Is Hardscaping?
Some people use the term landscaping and hardscaping interchangeably. While there is some overlap in their definitions, they aren’t identical. Hardscaping refers to any non-living component of your landscape. Parts like masonry, wooden decks, rock fountains, and stone retainer walls are all part of hardscaping.
In recent years, hardscaping has also extended to include driveway renovations or makeovers to the front porch. It also includes fencing around your property. The sales of hardscape products in the U.S. is expected to increase by 5.6% each year. This will total $3.5 billion in 2021, according to a Freedonia report.
Is DIY Hardscaping Doable?
There are numerous DIY landscaping projects you can do yourself. However, that scope is limited when it comes to hardscaping. Most projects require excavation, concrete installation, etc. These all require professional help.
Nevertheless, there are some DIY hardscaping ideas you can implement. Examples include buying and adding your own stone steps or incorporating aged and vintage patio furniture. Other creative ideas include:
- Pouring gravel to cover bare soil
- Resurfacing existing brick elements
- Adding ground-level lighting elements
Contact Us for Hardscaping Renovations in Seattle
Do you want to make your residence or business a visual standout? Call Eagle Rock Landscaping to explore your options. Our gallery provides inspiration and examples of the redesigns we did for other Seattle properties. Learn more about what hardscaping is and how it can benefit your homestead. Contact us today.
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