Hardscapes & Stone Work Landscape Designs
With Encore Landscaping’s hardscapes and stonework, your landscape blends perfectly with the design features of your home and property. Our high quality and detailed hardscape installations, when blended with your greenscapes, make for a natural flow of traffic throughout your outdoor space, from circulation patterns in busy areas of your yard to a window, doorway, and driveway.
We determine an ideal size, shape, and location for a patio or other hardscape feature by first considering how you and your family will use the space, as well as the number of people using it on a regular basis. Size and type of outdoor furniture will be taken into account as well, to ensure optimal circulation of traffic. No matter how big or small a hardscape and stonework project, or whether a common feature or one with an untraditional purpose, we specialize in problem-solving and providing customized, innovative, and functional designs and solutions that also beautify your outdoor spaces.
In addition, we always take into account the movement and direction of surface water on your property. Our sustainable recommendation is spreading out the flow and slowing it down, to ensure that the water is absorbed locally rather than flowing into storm drains, polluting streams and rivers with contaminants. Our landscape plans include redirecting surface water to irrigate your planting beds whenever possible, keeping it off your pavement. Encore Landscaping can also create rain gardens that flourish under this extra amount of irrigation and accent with pavers, edging, stone, and mulch to contain it long enough to be absorbed.
Encore Landscaping hardscapes and stonework projects typically contain 2 or more of the following features:
Paver sidewalks, natural stone garden pathways
Patios with sitting walls, fire pits and pillars, with or without lighting
Boulders and berms for accent and protection
Crushed stone and mulch walkways with stepping stones
Low accent walls and retaining walls
Edgestone borders and accent stonework
Stone riverbeds for drainage and accent features
Fencing for accent or camouflage
Our backyard designs can also include mulch pathways to your patio, the heart of your outdoor space. Encore Landscaping front yard hardscapes and stonework designs maximize curb appeal by integrating rock gardens, river rocks, and stone retaining walls, all with drainage issues and desired focal points of your landscape in mind.
The Beauty of Hardscapes
In landscape design, hardscapes are essentially the non-plant elements in your landscape that complement your greenscapes and provide attractive functionality to your outdoor sanctuary.
Encore Landscaping doesn’t believe in cookie cutter landscapes. Every hardscape project is constructed or installed like no other, to make it as personal and customized as possible. The beauty of hardscaping is that there are few limits to its purpose and aesthetic appeal, bringing us to the advantages of hardscapes in general.
Advantages of Hardscapes and Stonework
Hardscaping is what establishes a purposeful framework for garden spaces and provides numerous advantages, including the following.
Low Maintenance Longevity
Although turfgrass and lawn space has well-earned value in a landscape, too much of it is not only unsustainable, but also adds a lot of maintenance and expense to caring for your outdoor space. For example, walkways alone can minimize grass space enough to make your garden care much less labor intensive. Once our stunning hardscape elements are installed, that space in your garden is established and functional for years to come.
Hardscapes and stonework are a highly effective and sustainable way to conserve water, rather than water flow spilling countless gallons of water to maintain lawn space. Any area graced with our hardscapes becomes functional and irrigation-free or we can incorporate a serene water feature to repurpose runoff, for instance.
Increased Property Value
Anytime you add both aesthetic appeal and function to your landscape with Encore’s quality hardscape installations, you add usable square footage for potential buyers to envision using. They create invaluable extensions to your home that are far-reaching in their versatility.
Linear consistency and form are important in your garden space, but can only go so far in terms of visual interest. Encore hardscape installations will add multiple dimensions to your outdoor space, turning wide-open spaces into multi-level gardens with weaving walkways, water features offering serenity, and defined edges for flower beds.
In our dedication to conservation, our hardscapes offer erosion control whenever possible. Our stone barriers, for example, can reduce erosion and keep your ground space intact for many years.
Extended Entertainment Space
When the weather is beautiful, it’s nice to be able to move your leisure activities outside, incorporating things like cooking, gardening, and entertaining, among others. Although your home may be perfectly accommodating for your family, it may not be sufficient for a the-more-the-merrier feel.
Encore Landscaping would love to help you create the landscape of your dreams, complete with our innovative, solution-based approach to hardscaping. We want to hear about your upcoming projects for your outdoor spaces and inspire you to take them on.