Good evening! It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through July, isn’t it? Well, today we are going to go over some common mistakes in hardscaping that we have seen customers make. This way we hope that we can educate you and help you avoid these sometimes costly mistakes.
Mistakes in Hardscaping 1 – Not Keeping a Balanced Design
Make sure you’re keeping a balance between curves and hard lines, along with between soft plantings and materials. If you don’t do this, it can make your landscape look messy and unnatural.
Mistakes in Hardscaping 2 – Not Using the Right Materials
If you’re creating a path through your garden, you want to choose materials that are comfortable when you walk on them and require minimal maintenance. When it comes to planters, make sure that you’re choosing durable materials.
Mistakes in Hardscaping 3 Not Taking Drainage into Consideration
This is something we touched on in our last email, but this is important. When you don’t consider drainage, it can cause you problems down th4e road. A great way that this can be accomplished is to install your patio so that water is drained away from the house. Another good choice is to make sure that you’re designing your drainage so that the water nourishes your plants rather than flooding your basement.
Mistakes in Hardscaping 4 Not Planning Ahead
Another big mistake that a lot of people make when they are planning a hardscaping design is not to plan ahead. Remember that hardscaping is an expensive venture, and it can be hard to fix mistakes. So you want to make sure that you are planning your whole hardscape before your project starts to avoid future problems.
If you would like to add some hardscaping to your property and you are looking for a company to do it, please give us a call or contact us through our website. We are happy to answer any questions that you have and we’ll be glad to tell you what we can do for you.