The Westminster Lawn Care team can enhance the curb appeal of your home through our beautiful hardscape design service. In addition to extending the utility of your home through hardscaping, our specialists can use their hardscaping skills to camouflage or transform unattractive components of your property into aesthetically pleasing elements of your overall yard design. Whether you wish to enhance the area around your pool or implement a decorative retaining wall to channel water flow in your yard, our hardscape design can beautify your yard.
A hardscape refers to an area on a property that is not part of the exposed soil, foliage, or live horticultural landscape. Examples include sidewalks, driveways, decks, stepping stones, lampposts, patios, stone walls, and even fountains. The demand for hardscaping is increasing, especially in urban regions where there is little opportunity for grass or trees to grow. Hardscapes offer an excellent means by which you can bolster the functionality of your property while creating a unique appearance.
Hardscapes emerged over a century ago in the 1870s when the area around the United States Capitol building was designed. Frederick Law Olmsted, who is known by many as the father of American landscape architecture, was commissioned for the project and incorporated nonstandard elements such as lampposts, fountains and pathways into his landscape design. Hardscaping continued to evolve over the years, permeating the area of city and town planning and eventually the everyday living spaces for the general population.
Hardscape design projects should be undertaken by skilled professionals who are accustomed to working with masonry, woodwork and concrete. While many lawn care companies shy away from the challenges of hardscaping projects, Westminster Lawn Care hires individuals who are experienced in hardscape design. They recognize the value and utility that hardscaping can add to your property and enjoy working with the inanimate components of landscaping.
The Lawn Care team knows that timing and materials are important with hardscape projects. For instance, while stone walls and decks may be easily erected in the winter, our specialists typically initiate patio and sidewalk design projects during warmer weather when the ground is softer. This reduces the amount of labor time required, which results in lower costs to property owners.
Call us today to find out how we can enhance the appearance and functionality of your property through our beautiful hardscape designs. We look forward to the chance to put our creativity to work for you!