The perfect compliment to a great landscape, is the mixing in of hardscapes. Hardscapes can be defined as the piece of your landscaping design that are not organic. These pieces can include flower boxes, walkways, gazebos, barbecue areas and several other things. We put these types of things in to break up the organic, and green, surroundings, to give a nice contrast to different areas of your lawn. Hardscapes are also the parts of the landscape design that can be “used”, to either sit in, walk on or spend time around.
If you are having us plant flowers in your landscape, one of the best ways to emphasize their shape, size and color is to build out a custom flower box. Flower boxes can be constructed of all, different sorts of material. We can help to build these boxes out of brick, wood, metal or cement. The look of each of these boxes is completely up to you, and we are happy to build them in any style or shape that you would like. When we build your flower boxes, we will always make sure that there is proper drainage and that the finished style helps to accent your organic material.
Walkways are another great way to help divide up some organic matter. You can think of walkways as smaller sidewalks. These structures can give paths to you, so that you can walk through your yard without having to worry about getting your shoes dirty, or sinking in to soggy earth. We can make walkways out of several, different materials, with the most common being poured cement walkways and paver stone walkways. With a poured walkway we will pour concrete in to a designated area to let it set and harden. With a paver stone walkway, we will lie down brick, or stone, in different pieces to form a walkway out of.
Gazebos are structures that allow you, friends and family to sit inside of and relax. Generally, gazebos are constructed with four sides, and a roof, that is designed to keep sunlight, and rain, off of anyone who is relaxing in the yard. With a classic gazebo, the sides are left open to the surrounding air, but they can really be constructed in any way that you would like. We can help you to order a prefabricated gazebo, or we can look in to getting you a custom designed and made one.
Another great piece of hardscape that we could help install for you is a barbecue area. In this area, we can build a floor for you, and custom stone shelving and counters. Once these are built up, we can help you to select outdoor appliances that would make great additions to your outdoor kitchen/barbecue space. These spaces are specifically designed to weather, even the most intense, outdoor weather and we will make sure to construct them with proper drainage. A barbecue area is a great compliment to any landscape space.