Having a lush green yard is great, but sometimes we want a little more. Whether you’ve already got a hardscaping idea in mind or need something to get your imagination going, we’ve got some ideas for you. It’s truly amazing how professional landscaping and hardscaping can transform a yard. And with all of us stuck at home more than usual thanks to the pandemic, why not maximize the enjoyment you get out of your space?
5 Ideas To Add Style To Your Backyard
Carve Out Space With A Retaining Wall
Retaining walls are not only pleasing to the eyes, but they also serve a functional purpose. Retaining walls can be used to carve out a path or driveway on an inclined property or hold back the earth so you can install stairs. They also make it easy to differentiate between different areas of the yard. For example, you can create a split-level yard where the lower area is for yard games and the upper area is for outdoor dining. Another popular reason for retaining wall installation is to create raised or terraced flower beds. It’s a lovely way to make your landscaping more appealing.
Make A Statement With A Built-In Fire Pit
Having a bonfire is one of the popular activities during summer in Kentuckiana. Metal fit pits do the trick, but they aren’t as stylish. 2 Yard Pros can create a customized fire pit or fireplace installation. From bricks to flagstones, square shapes to traditional circles, there’s no limit to the design. It’s a wonderful way to get back to nature and enjoy quality family time. In fact, research shows that sitting around a fire has a calming effect dating to prehistoric times when early humans had to rely on fire for virtually everything.
Create Or Upgrade A Path
Sometimes the fastest way between two points is across your lawn. When people frequently take shortcuts across your grass, they can start to wear down a path. Rather than looking at trodden grass, why not create a lovely footpath with a paver installation? There are many materials to choose from:
- Wood chips
The stones and bricks can even be arranged to create specific patterns. It’s a great way to direct foot traffic in your yard and add aesthetic quality at the same time. If you’ve got lots of flowers or other ornamental plants, pavers can help you be a better gardener. By adding stepping stone pavers, or whatever style you prefer, you can create a safe space for traversing between the flowers – no more accidentally stepping on flowers! They also give you an easy way to transport and place gardening tools.
Entertain On The New Patio
What do you get when you put a bunch of pavers in a big rectangle? A patio! It’s one of the most popular ways to utilize pavers. You’ll get all the perks of having a patio, but it will look nicer than poured concrete. And in addition to looking nice, a patio will add to the value of your home! Studies show that having nice landscaping can influence the price of a home by as much as 14%! You never know what could be a deciding factor when selling your home, and the patio might tip the scale in your favor. And if you plan on staying in your home forever, then you’ll get full enjoyment out of it.
Create A Dry Creek Bed
Plenty of homeowners like the idea of a pond or other water feature but don’t want the extra maintenance that comes with it. It’s understandable. Ponds need lots of equipment like motors, filters, etc. But with the magic of hardscaping, you can create a stream without the hassle. It very much resembles traditional Japanese rock gardens where stones, boulders, and sand mimic water. These dry creek beds can also help direct water if you’ve had drainage issues in the past.
Get Professional Hardscaping Services In Southern Indiana
June is the perfect month to upgrade your backyard with a landscaping or hardscaping feature. Let the experts at 2 Yard Pros handle it! From pavers to patios, fire pits to decorative rocks, we can make your dream yard come to life. Our landscaping and hardscaping program is customizable to your needs. We service not only southern Indiana but the Kentuckiana region surrounding Louisville. To learn more or schedule a consultation, give us a call at (502) 298-7828 or leave us a message online. We’ll work closely with you to learn about your goals and desires.
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