Many people spend quite a bit of time each year planning ways to add flair to their gardens. One of the best ways to take your landscaping to the next level is to implement hardscaping. There are a variety of different ways to hardscape a garden, all of which can add a great deal to the structure and design of a well-landscaped yard. While many people think hardscaping is out of their budgets, there are plenty of hardscape projects that are accessible and inexpensive.
One of the biggest complaints amongst those who live in urban or similar areas is in regards to a lack of privacy. When it comes to adding privacy to your yard, there’s no better way to do so than to put up a fence. Fences not only promote privacy, but can be very attractive and can really add to a yard when the right one is chosen. Depending upon your budget, fence choices can range from modest wooden farmhouse fences to elegant and luxurious wrought-iron gates.
Many people have an area of their yard that seems as if it is difficult to landscape, such as a small hill. In such a case, retaining walls are a great way to utilize the space and add a hardscape feature at the same time. Retaining walls can be used to frame a flower bed, rock garden or other, similar feature. Best of all, retaining walls are often possible to build very inexpensively.
Water features are extremely popular in landscaping, and for good reason. They’re attractive, calming and can even add a great deal of resale value to a piece of property. While some water features are very expensive to implement, fountains, bird baths and small ponds can all be added to a landscape without spending a great deal of money.