Complete landscape design demands the mastery of a range of materials, from plants and grass to stones and cement. When your landscaper plants trees, spreads soil, or installs flowerbeds, this is called softscaping. Meanwhile, when you need a new fence, patio, or retaining wall, you need hardscaping services. From wooden gazebos to stone ceramic fountains, hardscaping encompasses a range of manmade projects that will transform your yard.

Hardscaping 101

Materials

Hardscaping projects may utilize a range of materials, including concrete, brick, stone, metal, and wood. Cement, mortar, and ceramic may also be used. From pea gravel to maple wood, from iron to marble, hardscaping projects rely on a nearly endless list of natural and manmade materials. For that reason, advanced hardscaping requires immense skill in both masonry and carpentry. A quality hardscaper is essentially an expert in construction. Since materials like wood and metal require very different approaches, many specialize in certain areas. 

Projects

hardscapingFrom intricate fountains to fish-filled ponds, there are a range of exciting hardscaping projects to choose from. Pathways, sidewalks, driveways—all of these projects fall into this territory. You can also enjoy a sprawling stone patio, a wooden deck, or a metal fence. Due to the variety of materials offered, the projects are nearly endless. If you have a special project in mind, a quality landscaper will work with you to bring your unique vision to life. In addition to improving the beauty of your yard, these projects promote functionality, allowing you to enjoy your space all year long. 

 

At Jay’s Lawn Service & Landscape in Columbus, NC, the seasoned team offers all the hardscaping services you need for a beautiful, functional yard. From lawn treatments to mulching, they also offer a range of softscaping services that will keep your yard fresh, groomed, and healthy. To learn more about what the landscaping service can do for you, call them today at (828) 894-7078. You can also send them an email.