Hardscaping Materials That Will Enhance Your Yard’s Look
One of the oldest remaining structures in Dania Beach is the Nyberg-Swanson House. Constructed for Charles Nelson in 1912 the house is still standing 109 years later. The five-bedroom, 1.5-story house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places list. While in Dania Beach, be sure to plan a visit to this colonial home as it is open to the public.
As a homeowner, you should make it a priority to have a landscape design that is long-lasting. This will help you cut costs while giving you the peace of mind that everyone desires. The Nyberg-Swanson House is a classic example of this. There are hardscaping materials that will help you achieve this; they include concrete, permeable pavers, and natural stone.
Concrete takes the cup for being the most versatile hardscaping material. You can use it for your patio, driveway, and even for your garden walkways. The only problem is that it has an extremely plain look. So you need to be very creative and find ways to play around with it. For instance, you can combine it with pebbles to create a nice effect.
Concrete doesn’t have to be a plain, cold slab: it can be stained, stamped, texturized and embedded with other materials, like pebbles and sea glass. In fact, you might want to keep this in mind for your concrete patio or pathway project; texturized or decorative concrete is less slippery than the smooth, plain finish.
While do-it-yourselfers can certainly pour a concrete patio, it isn’t always easy and is something you want to approach with at least some concrete know-how. Otherwise, call in a professional who knows what he/she is doing. Read more from The Spruce…
2. Permeable pavers
Stormwater can easily pool around your yard, creating the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. But permeable concrete can be of great help with this. This type of concrete seeps water into the ground as the soil would, leaving no water pools around your home.
Another interesting paver option is something called permeable paving. While all pavers have a certain level of permeability (ability to absorb water), permeable pavers are a newer type of paver which is designed specifically to absorb water in the same way the ground does. Permeable pavers are a fantastic option if you live in an area prone to flooding. They are a bit expensive, but they are worth the extra investment to keep your lawn’s water under control. Read more TLC Gardens…
3. Natural stone
The proper use of natural stone will turn your home from a concrete plaza to a serene natural dominion. It is hard and lasts long, meaning a single installation will last for many years. If you blend it with a water feature like a pond, the result will be something close to heaven on earth. With a great variety, you can easily find stones that will fit into your budget.
Flagstone and natural stone refers to quarried stone like limestone, granite, or basalt that can be used for walkways, stepping stones, steps, and other landscape features. You can use river rock as a decorative ground cover surrounding shrubs or for other things like fire pits. Boulders are often used for walls or as design focus. Pea gravel can be used as a base for patios and pathways or to help with drainage. Crushed gravel serves as a base rock, filler, or as a top coat for driveways and walkways.
No matter which hardscape you choose, it will improve the aesthetics of your home while adding value to your home and making your space more functional. Read more from Presentable Landscaping…
The use of hardscaping to complete a yard has become popular in recent years with the increased need for outdoor living features. As a homeowner, you want nothing but the best when looking for a professional to help you with your hardscaping. At EPS Landscaping & Tree Service, we offer excellent hardscaping services, right from consultation to installation. Call us today!