Custom Walls that Are Part of the Many Benefits of Hardscaping and Landscaping for Your Home

Different custom landscaping tricks have the ability to create increased property value. Managing tree placement and other options for shading can also help reduce air conditioning costs in the summer and improve resale value of any home. A number of hardscaping design ideas, like stone walls and outdoor walkways, are able to add culture and style to any yard along with even more potential added value.

What is Hardscaping?

Slightly different than typical landscaping, which is mostly focused on lawn care, grass, plants, trees, and everything related to soil, hardscaping refers to hard landscape materials or a sort of constructed environment within a yard. Some of these are custom-designed walls, paved areas, walkways, driveways, retaining walls, stairways, sleeper walls and more. Most of the time this has to do with the absorption or control of water rather than horticulture or planting elements of landscaping.

Landscaping and hardscaping also provide the foundation of your yard, with hardscaping services abe to be completed only once. Without the need to repeat these like traditional landscaping, the only real maintenance is a regular cleaning or occasional repair. Many different hardscape constructions are part of the so-called “brick and mortar” core of the yard, helping to control water absorption. In the same way that the foundation of a home needs to be built in order to handle heavy rain and snow, so does the hardscape design of any yard. Hardscape design ideas are intended for water absorption and irrigation to remain consistent after construction.

Benefits of Custom Landscaping and Hardscaping Design

Along with many different options for custom landscaping, including outdoor lighting, outdoor gazebos, patios, and walls, there is much more to consider about the value increase that is gained from the landscaping and hardscaping design ideas for any home. Some of these benefits in regard to your annual expenses include the following:

  1. Landscaping can double recovery value of a home at selling time.
  2. An investment of 5% of your home’s value in quality landscaping can increase a building’s resale value by almost 15%.
  3. Proper landscaping, placement of trees and plants, can cut A/C costs by as much as half when shading around a home.
  4. About six of ten homebuyers report that quality landscaping influences their purchasing decision.

Hardscape Design Ideas

Any number of landscape tricks that you complete on your own can add to the design of your property. Adding special items like waterfalls, rock walls, paving, seeding, trimming, and many others can add significant visual appeal to any yard. There are some more potential hardscape design ideas that can add to the beauty of a hard as well as its management of water including:

  • Firepits
  • Fireplaces
  • Custom swing sets
  • Custom water features
  • Custom outdoor sheds
  • Custom carpentry
  • Replacing wood flooring

With all of this in mind, there is a great deal of work that any landscaping or hardscaping contractor is able to provide in order to help with the value of your home as well as the safety and prevention of water damage. Many of these options can increase the value of a home, with a simple fire pit bringing almost an 80% return on investment. Hardscaping is able to help with water control and reduce the potential costs related to water damage repairs. There is much to gain in the landscaping and hardscaping designs. You have a lot to gain from swimming pools, outdoor bars, and other hardscaping options. Given the popularity of swimming as a sport or activity overall, the fourth most throughout the U.S., there is much to gain from having a pool at your home. Many other hardscaping design ideas are able to add culture and style to any yard along with even more potential added value.

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Alice Jennings

You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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