Beautify Your Lawn Through Hardscaping
The term used to describe non-living things in the garden is hardscaping. Most of the time, this consists of walkways, benches, paving and patios and even birdbaths as well as sculptures. It will probably be a great idea to incorporate hardscape design to the lawn; doing so not just adds aesthetics to it but also, increase its value.
Among the major principles that are applied in photography and graphic design is to find major element that can draw people’s attention. This same principle is also applicable to landscaping and hardscaping whether you believe it or not; this is because of the reason that careful planning is necessary to maintain balance across the lawn. Adding blooms and foliage to your garden can go a long way but, putting too many plants may make the yard to look more of a rainforest rather than a garden.
You might want to add other elements and texture and contrast as well to be able to balance things out. Add focal elements and style to your garden in the hardscaping by adding big rocks and sculptures.
In case that you like to add dimension to your garden, then it’ll be a great idea to either retain or add walls to it. Also, the back part of the garden can be replaced by using a couple of short walls and adding plants for every level. Through this, it allows you to maintain a theme and put together the same plants in different locations without having to worry that it will make the garden to look dull and uniform. On the other hand, curved walls can add a sense of motion by adding curving wall or terrace.
Another purpose why you should retain the walls in your garden is for hiding unappealing gray porch or even foundation. They act as security for your flowers that you have planted in your garden, pets or children running and playing around. You can also raise the surface of your soil if you like to which can keep water to seep into the foundation.
Paving is another important aspect in hardscaping. This element of landscaping isn’t just used to be an attractive walkway but, this is being used to protect the plants from being accidentally stepped on.
There are literally countless of materials that you can use for paving and with various styles and designs that range from different variants, you can be certain that there is one that meets your individual preferences or the theme of your garden. But when you do build a pavement, prepare yourself for doing more weeding and mowing.