What is Hardscaping Design?

Hardscapes in Annapolis and Severna Park

Hardscape designs are landscapes that use rock, minerals, wood and other non-living materials to create an appealing space. These kinds of designs are ideal for desert environments that don’t sustain much plant life. They’re also economical for small outdoor spaces and homeowners with little gardening time because they eliminate most types of maintenance. At Paradise Landscape and Hardscape, LLC, we can build you a sustainable, maintenance-free and compelling hardscape design.

Custom Hardscape Design and Outdoor Living Spaces

Our Annapolis hardscaping design service can transform a troublesome backyard space into a brilliant focal point for outdoor entertaining. Some elements of your backyard environment already include hardscape elements – such as driveways, walkways, lighting, gravel paths, privacy walls and many other natural and manufactured materials.

The Benefits of Hardscaping

Using stone, rocks, bricks, statuary, concrete and hearty outdoor furniture can create an overwhelmingly beautiful yard, patio, garden or pool area. Unlike most yards, you will have few or no maintenance chores like watering, planting, trimming and shaping. The benefits of hardscapes include:

  • Little or no maintenance
  • Increased living area in your yard during warm weather
  • Water conservation and cost savings
  • Expanded entertainment areas
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Easier incorporation of pool decks, patios, driveways and garden paths into design schemes

Endlessly Creative Design Features

You can use stone and other materials to create decorative structures, artistic rock arrangements, concrete patios and natural stone flooring for outdoor living spaces that include kitchen areas, barbecues and extensions of living rooms for entertaining people without worrying about damaging your valuable home furnishings and treasured mementos. Oher design ideas include:

  • Paver patios for outdoor living areas
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting to highlight special outdoor features
  • Covered outdoor structures like pergolas, gazebos and barbecue stations
  • Decorative fences and walls to block ambient noise and light
  • Garden paths using special colors and materials like a “yellow brick road”
  • Fountains or other water features
  • Retaining walls that create intimate and private plateau spaces at different heights
  • Metal fences of coated steel to separate gardening, cooking and relaxing spaces
  • Minimal foliage that draws attention in a stone-and-mineral environment – great for displaying plants and flowers like orchids, rare cacti or a Juliet rose garden

The non-living elements of any landscape design can include a brick wall, a dramatic water fountain, a pool path of colored rock, a stone wall or a stone wall. The living parts of an outdoor landscape are called softscapes. At Paradise, we can integrate hardscape and softscape elements into extraordinary designs that draw raves from your friends and neighbors.

The Advantages of Annapolis Hardscaping and Severna Park Hardscaping

Ready to increase your home value? Hardscape-related designs are sustainable because they don’t depend on whether your mowing company recently cut the grass or whether you’re experiencing drought conditions. At Paradise Landscaping, we work hard to exceed your expectations. We love our work, and nothing makes us happier than seeing a design through to completion for our neighbors in the Annapolis and Severn Park areas. Some great ideas for Severna Park hardscaping and Annapolis hardscaping upgrades include the following design strategies:

Stairways to Rival a Castle’s Battlements

We can build a scenic outdoor space by creating natural stone steps for steep backyards. Stone retaining walls can transform the area and make it look like a castle’s battlements. We also work with softscape elements and can choose accent shrubs, flowers and trees to create a compelling outdoor space.

Meandering Walkways

Straight lines can be boring. We specialize in creating pleasant, meandering walkways through your garden or hardscape-type features. Once you’ve approved our design ideas, our team of experienced builders get to work. The walkway will retain its value and charm for decades to come and improve your home’s curb appeal – with very little need of maintenance services.

Year-round Patio Space

An attractive, comfortable patio space can be used any time that the weather cooperates. We can take things to the next level by creating a European/Mediterranean vibe, even if your patio doesn’t overlook water or a scenic gorge.

Stone Water Features

Ponds and fountains are common features of the best hardscapes because they create a relaxing environment. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of running water, and our quality stone work can become a major focal point. Water attracts birds, which is another advantage of building attractive stone water features. Your backyard can become a nature sanctuary.

Hardscaping and Landscaping Combined

The best landscape designs use both hard and soft features, and we can handle the repetitive tasks of lawn maintenance, trimming, etc. We can design your space with plants that require minimal maintenance, water and care for your lush lawn and garden or provide just the right accents in key areas. Our landscaping services include:

  • Drainage design
  • Design and installation of sprinkler systems
  • Lawn mowing service
  • Planting services for your lawn and garden
  • Paver patios and pool decks
  • Sustainable and energy-efficient outdoor lighting solutions
  • Snow removal and salting to keep your outdoor areas safe and in good condition
  • Design and implementation of hardscaping and landscaping combined

Our combined approach might include a covered patio or pergolas with “house” plants that live outdoors in pottery planters. Many homeowners opt for a combined hard and soft environment that features a fire pit with comfortable seating for fall and winter entertaining. A charming pathway to the pit might be accented with flowers that bloom year-round.

Gracious Living for Nature Lovers

The value of hardscapes includes features that last until you decide to change them. Most require little maintenance, but softscape features change with the seasons as different plants flower and bloom throughout summer, leaves change during the fall pantheon of color and ice and snow create a winter wonderland as a landscape backdrop.

Gracious, sustainable living takes advantage of foliage, nature and seasonal features to get the most out of your landscape. Kent Island offers residents a great place to retire with lots of water and shades of green. Our landscaping practices take advantage of the island’s summer bounty of towering grasses, flowering shrubs and amazing wildlife that includes mallards, purple martins and eagles.

Expanding your living space outdoors in Annapolis and Severna Park creates an ideal environment for nature lovers, ecology enthusiasts, retirees and people who entertain frequently. Our services can create an ideal environment based on your preferences incorporating the best of all types of landscaping features.

No matter where you live in the area – the city or county, Severna Park or Kent Island – we can repurpose your outdoor space with hardscaping features that last for decades and increase your home value and curb appeal. Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay, offers extraordinary opportunities for homeowners to create a magical outdoor space.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today for a consultation about lawn care, landscape design and maintenance plans for your landscape at Paradise Landscape and Hardscape, LLC. We can create more usable land by using retaining walls and reclaiming space on sloped areas or expand your living area by creating an attractive and almost maintenance-free outdoor extension that complements your interior design.