Hardscape wall and walkway

Benefits of Hardscaping

When most people think of the design of their outdoor property, they likely think of vibrant flowers, lush lawns, and other vegetation. However, an essential aspect of any great exterior area is hardscaping. Composed of man-made elements such as fire pits, retaining walls, walkways, driveways, pool decks, and more, hardscaping refers to the permanent fixtures of your outdoor property. Ideally installed before any other landscaping elements, hardscaping sets the foundation for your outdoor living space.

Three benefits of hardscaping include:

Entertainment Value
When you include hardscaping in your outdoor design plan, you instantly give your home new entertainment opportunities. From fire pits that the family huddles around while roasting marshmallows on a summer night to stone walkways that make your butterfly garden into an oasis to brick patios that give your neighbors a place to mingle around the grill, hardscaping creates the focal gathering points of your yard.

Practical Perks
Many hardscaping elements can help improve the practicality of your property. Whether enhancing privacy, creating boundaries, or dividing your space into different areas, hardscaping can help make your property more personal. Plus, elements like retaining walls can help with irrigation and waterflow in your yard while patios and other walkways reduce the amount of lawn you need to mow.

Increased Curb Appeal
Along with style, hardscaping can add tangible value to your property. Hardscaping adds instant curb appeal to Kansas City homes while skyrocketing resell value later down the road. Not to mention, these unique elements will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Whether your family has always longed for an outdoor kitchen or you are dreaming of a new set of brick-lined flower beds, Austin’s Lawn Care can help you customize, install, and maintain your dream hardscaping design. To learn more, or to schedule a free consultation and estimate with one of our experts, contact Austin’s Lawn Care at 913-422-0012 today.