There’s a lot more to a beautiful Kingsport landscape than just planting shrubs and trees and calling it a day. Landscaping takes artistic vision, incorporating both living and non-living components — or softscape and hardscape, respectively — into a lawn that is balanced and appealing.
The options can be overwhelming for creating the perfect landscape, and a lot of people feel lost when it comes to hardscape in particular. But hardscaping is the heart of it all because it adds structure and functionality to your landscape. Most everything else is designed for aesthetics. Today, our Kingsport lawn and landscaping specialists are tackling the top elements for a successful hardscape.
What are examples of hardscaping?
- Patios and decks
- Pathways or walkways
- Water features
- Fire pits
- Outdoor kitchens
- Landscape lighting
Patios and decks
Patios and decks are typically the center of a landscaping oasis. They’re where we can entertain or sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and a good book on a nice day. It’s where we can cozy up in a blanket with a glass of wine and watch the sunset in the evening. Many memories are made on a home’s patio or deck. It’s a place for socialization and relaxation that requires very little maintenance and adds to the property value of your home. It’s a good idea to begin any landscape plan with a vision for a patio or deck.
How will you reach the places you want to be accessible on your property? The choices of materials to use for paths and walkways are plenty — brick, stone and pavers, to start — and each gives a landscape its own character and charm. Landscape lighting along paths and walkways adds beauty, charm and safety.
Retaining walls are practical and functional, and they can also be made beautiful, transforming your backyard into an oasis. Retaining walls can manage water run-off, and they can provide usable areas of land and seating around a fire pit, for instance. Using materials that blend with your overall outdoor aesthetics, retaining walls can become show-stopping, functional parts of your landscape.
Is anything more cozy than a fire at night? Whether gathered around a fire pit, roasting marshmallows or warming yourself by a brick or stone fireplace, fire features on a back patio become a focal point and transform an area into a warm, inviting, relaxing backyard oasis.
Water fountains or trickling waterfalls into a small pond can add peace and tranquility to your outdoor space. Water features can be custom-designed for your taste and space, whether it’s a small koi pond or a large, bold water fountain.
Create the perfect hardscape
If you have a hard time visualizing your outdoor oasis, let us use our talent, training and experience to help you turn your dream into a reality. Give our Kingsport landscape professionals at Promier Landscapes a call at (423) 723-8598, or contact us online today. We have been serving the Tri-cities area for two decades, helping to create and maintain beautiful, eco-friendly lawns and landscapes.