Enhancing Your Landscape Design with Stone Pavers
Does your landscaping feel a little lackluster? Perhaps it’s because you’re focusing too much on the natural elements of your landscape and not utilizing enough hardscaping elements. Integrating hardscape elements into your landscape design can greatly improve the overall look of your landscaping and make it stand out from the other yards on your block. Keep reading to get some hardscape ideas from Suwanee landscaping professionals, including how to utilize stone pavers.
Designating Gathering Areas
A yard without a porch or patio somehow feels incomplete. If you don’t have a patio in your backyard, adding one is the ideal way to integrate stone pavers into your landscape. Stone pavers can make a beautiful, smooth surface that’s perfect for barbecues and other outdoor gatherings.
But those gatherings don’t have to be restricted to just outside your back door. You can add patios or seating areas in other parts of your yard as well. For example, you could install a firepit and surround it with stone pavers. Or, build a second stone patio with a pergola for relaxing during the summer. If there’s an area of your yard that you think would be perfect for outdoor gatherings, use hardscaping to turn it into a space your guests can come together easily and naturally.
Defining the Natural Landscaping
Hardscaping is never meant to overpower the natural elements of your landscaping. Rather, it’s designed to complement and define the areas that are dedicated to all of the things you’ve planted and care for. Stone pavers can help give those planters and areas of growth definition, greatly increasing the visual appeal of your landscape design.
This can serve a functional purpose as well, helping to keep any ground covering, such as mulch or gravel, in place and prevent grass growth from encroaching on areas designated for other plants. In this way, hardscaping can serve purposes of both form and function in your yard.
While you likely don’t want to post a large “Keep off the grass” sign in your yard, the fact remains that you likely don’t want people walking on certain parts of your landscaping. One way to prevent this—without an unattractive sign that might give you a bad reputation among your neighbors—is to designate areas where people can walk.
Attractive walkways through the grass or even down the middle of your large vegetable garden make it abundantly clear where it’s safe for people to walk. This helps minimize the chances of someone treading where they shouldn’t, killing your carefully cultivated plants.
Adding Depth and Layers
Stone pavers and other hardscaping can also be used to add layering to your landscaping, especially in yards that may not be level. Stone retaining walls are a beautiful way to turn a steeply sloped yard into a work of landscaping art. The hardscaping elements and natural elements that you include within the planters create a lot of visual depth, while the retaining walls create stunning layering for a beautiful finished look in your yard.
If you’re interested in adding retaining walls, walkways, or a patio hardscape in Suwanee, contact Stoeckig Landscape Group today. We can help you design your new landscape and create the yard of your dreams. Give us a call at 770-831-1790.