Hardscaping can be used in addition to traditional landscaping to create an attractive environ around your house. More people are becoming interested in hardscaping as it is newer and can built on already landscaped designs. Hardscape design is multifaceted, which makes it a versatile option for a plethora of outdoor projects. Hardscaping professionals often have intimate knowledge of landscaping which can make them quite useful for various projects around your property.
Hardscapers are handymen who can accomplish most outdoors design projects that you can envision. There are many different projects that hardscapers can help you with. For example you could have them design a statue of some sort, a pit for your barbeque or even interesting walls and fences. Hardscapers have experience in the field of designing outdoors projects, which makes them uniquely qualified to complete various number of projects beyond the normal scope of mere pavers and walkways.
If you ask for design help from a hardscaper, they may tell you that there are two rules of thumbs in hardscape design: houses surrounded by nature should work with hard lines whereas other houses should have soft lines billowing around them. The reason why the first type of houses get straight lines is to differentiate them from their surroundings, which is natural and curvy. In contrast, other houses are typically engulfed by hard lines already, like the planned rigid lines of the city, and would look better if contrasted. These design moves can be discussed at greater length with hardscape professionals to achieve the best results for your project.
An additional advantage of working with hardscaping professionals is that they typically have gained their experience in hardscape design from working as a traditional landscaper. That means that their projects need not be exclusively hardscaping. Instead, hardscaping professionals can be relied on to incorporate the best elements of landscaping with their intimate knowledge of hardscaping.