All About Hardscapes

All About Hardscapes

Landscaping is a fantastic way to add interest to a home and to simply change the look and feel of a home. That being said, it is important that homeowners find a company they know and trust to complete any projects. Hardscapes are a great way to add interest to your home with a natural feel rather than the sterile feel of a prefabricated item. Of course, understanding the natural terrain of the Knoxville area is crucial to successfully pulling this off.
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Before deciding on a hardscape, it is important that homeowners understand what a hardscape is. This is a method that is used to create landscape elements that are not your typical elements like trees and shrubs. Generally, these elements are made from naturally mined or artificially mined stone that make for a natural feel that blends into the landscape rather than sticks out. In most cases, a well done hardscape can appear to be part of the natural surroundings rather than an element that was added by a landscaping company. They provide a structure that is durable and beautiful and that needs little maintenance.

Patios are a perfect option when it comes to choosing a hardscape. Natural stone patios are durable, elegant, and are absolutely beautiful when done correctly. This type of addition can make your yard livable and usable where it may have not been before. This type of structure also ages and wears beautifully with no need to sand and weather stain it like a traditional wooden deck or patio. A patio can have added extras like fountains, koi ponds, and more built right in to help accentuate the patio and make it that much more beautiful.
Walkways are another fantastic idea. This type of walkway is elegant, beautiful, and highly durable and can be done to match the patio or any other stone element you may have in your yard. Homeowners have the option of choosing which stone they want to be part of the hardscape which adds a bit of a personal touch to every job done. This is perfect for those that want a simple addition to their home without any extensive or overly elaborate additions that can end up being impossibly costly. This is a fantastic way for homeowners to get a feel for the natural stone look and to possibly decide to expand their landscaping.

Hiring a professional company for any sort of landscaping is essential but especially when working with materials like stone. Though it may seem simple to lay a stone patio without any help, many will find that it is a complex and difficult process that is best left to the professionals. At Moore’s Landscaping we do everything possible to help homeowners make their yards beautiful with whatever hardscapes you might desire. Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.