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Top Hardscaping Trends From Your Denver Landscaping Company


August 23, 2017

We all know that Colorado is a dry region, and it can be very difficult to maintain a beautiful yard, especially when it drives up your energy costs. While a well-maintained yard increases your property value, your lawn doesn’t have to be composed of grass and flowers. In fact, hardscaping is an easy way to landscape your yard without the time or energy commitment. Hardscaping includes patios, walkways, retaining walls, fire pits, ponds, planting beds, and outdoor lighting, so you can truly create your dream yard - without the upkeep! Here are popular hardscaping trends from your Denver landscaping company!

Paver Patios

Recently, there has been a big shift in moving towards more of a paver patio for an outdoor space compared to a deck. Think about it: paver patios are much easier to maintain, and keep up their appearance during the freezing winters and scorching summers. Unlike a deck, they won’t fade or splinter. There are so many options and types of pavers to choose from, so you can truly get any style you want! You can mix them with a wide variety of color and texture choices, and they can be cut into patterns or sizes to look like actual rugs or to define a space.

Fire Pits and Outdoor Kitchens

Get the family and friends moving to the great outdoors with a firepit and outdoor kitchen perfect for any party, or just relaxing on a summer night. These were once considered high-end but now you can have a fire pit or outdoor kitchen for any budget. Fire pits can be accommodated to include built-in seating by installing benches or customized seats. Outdoor kitchens keep getting better and better with the addition of countertops, storage options, space for refrigerators, and audio options to keep the good times going all year round!

Retaining Walls

What exactly is a retaining wall? Well, they’re very useful in multiple ways, specifically to hold back soil in sloped or uneven sections of your landscaping, elevating plants, or to offset raised outdoor living spaces. Retaining walls create a welcoming space for sitting and relaxing by your fire pit or yard. Retaining walls can actually be built for seating, with platforms created specifically for a comfy spot to sit.

Walkways

Most homes have walkways that are tightly laid up next to the home and the garage, but that doesn’t leave much room for landscaping or actually viewing the front of your home. Instead, try arcing your walkway at least 10 to 15 feet away from the house. This gives room to make it look more natural and create some landscaping space. You can also widen the walkway for larger groups if you frequently find yourself hosting parties or social gatherings. Try adding in some bench seating for a spot to rest!

There are so many other ways to incorporate five hardscaping trends into your home. Of course, you know by now there are reasons why you should have your hardscaping installed by your Denver landscaping service. Call My Landscaping, the premier landscaping design and service in Denver, for installing hardscaping for your home. Contact us today to get started!