What is Hardscape
We know that something has to be in place to support most landscaping jobs. These materials and structures are known as hardscapes. Hardscapes are anything used to support the landscape and give it a solid structure. Things such as stone, brick, concrete. Large pathways are also usually referred to as part of the hardscape. It is crucial to have these in place so that your design can stay intact and last for many years. Hardscaping does add to the cost of the overall landscaping job. However, it is one of the most important steps to doing the job right.
Eco-friendly green Landscaping
Make your front yard look great while helping the environment! With modern technology you can now have a great looking yard that is actually environmentally friendly.
- Designing your landscaping plan around synthetic turf grass will save you a ton of money! Artificial grass looks just as good as real grass. And with the improvements that have recently been made you can barely tell the difference. Turf last about 20 years. During those 20 years turf will save you thousands of dollars from your water bill. Turf is a great option because it will help us get out of the drought.
- Wood is also becoming more endangered than it ever has been. Designing a landscape that uses less endangered wood resources will help the environment out. As well as using rot resistant wood so it last longer. Rot resistant wood won’t need to be replaced as often, saving you money in the long run.
- Design your landscape with plants and trees that don’t need a lot of water to survive. Possibly use rocks and gravel to fill in space rather than grass and plants. Going this route will continue to help the environment and your wallet! Do what is best for you and your neighbors
- Reducing the overall area of your landscaping plan will require less resources to maintain. Although, this isn’t what most landscaping companies recommend, it is one way to make your land eco-friendlier.
- Lastly, plan everything out before you start, Placing trees and plants in certain areas can help you save energy in the winter and summer cooling and heating your home.