Beautify Your Lawn Through Hardscaping
Hardscaping is what used to describe the non-living things seen in the garden. Most of the time, this consists of walkways, benches, paving and patios and even birdbaths as well as sculptures. By integrating hardscape design to your lawn, you won’t just add aesthetic value to your property but monetary value at the same time.
One of the major principles applied in the field of photography as well as graphic design is figuring out the major element that is able to draw attention. This same principle is also applicable to landscaping and hardscaping whether you believe it or not; this is because of the reason that careful planning is necessary to maintain balance across the lawn. Adding blooms and foliage to your garden can go a long way but, putting too many plants may make the yard to look more of a rainforest rather than a garden.
You might want to add other elements and texture and contrast as well to be able to balance things out. For the purpose of hardscaping on the other hand, you might consider adding big rocks and sculptures.
It is smart to retain or perhaps build additional walls in the event that you want to add dimension to your garden. You can even replace the back part of the garden using 2 short walls and add plants per every level. Through this, it allows you to maintain a theme and put together the same plants in different locations without having to worry that it will make the garden to look dull and uniform. By means of adding terrace or wall to your garden, curved walls can serve its purpose by adding a sense of motion.
Hiding the unattractive gray porch or even foundation is yet another good purpose to retain walls in your garden. They can serve as protection for flowers that you’ve planted in the garden, pets running around or children playing. If you like to, you may raise the soil’s surface in order to keep the water from seeping into the foundation of your house.
Another element that should not be disregarded in hardscaping is the paving. This landscaping element isn’t only serving the purpose of being a great walkway but it is protecting the plants as well from being stepped on.
As a matter of fact, there are tons of different materials that could be used for paving and with different designs and styles that do range from a number of varieties, it is for sure that you will never run out of choices. But when you do build a pavement, prepare yourself for doing more weeding and mowing.