The effective integration between the built and natural aspects of a landscape is vital to the overall appearance and feeling of your landscape project. Hardscapes help give structure, dimension, and definition to a landscape while blending with the surrounding architecture and setting.
Decks and patios facilitate the creation of outdoor ‘rooms’, which could be further enhanced with spas and outdoor kitchens to bring the ambiance of the indoors to the outdoor landscape.
Additional overhead structures such as trellis’ and pergolas can offer shelter and privacy, in addition to providing support for climbing plants.
Patios constitute an important aspect of a landscapes hardscape, creating an outdoor room that is functionally effective for entertaining or relaxation. Whether your project requires a large driveway and entry or small, private sitting area, US Lawns Huntsville/ Madison offers professional installation of all forms of patio hardscapes.
Typical patio material choices include pavers, concrete, and natural stone. By creatively designing a series of interrelated patios connected by steps or pathways, this form of hardscape provides a sense of space to any project.
- Pavers: The use of interlocking concrete pavers is the most popular option that will enhance your patio space. Its’ versatility and beauty provides a structural surface to meet the requirements of any patio project.
- Concrete: Concrete is often considered as a commercial application, but with proper design and style choices, this surface can offer an effective solution to fill virtually any situation and budget.
- Natural Stone: Patios created using natural flagstone exude a very rustic and comforting feeling, while bringing a beautiful result to your garden experience.
Functioning as a link between elements in the landscape, a pathway provides a garden with structure and opens the spaces to exploration. Pathways transform a stagnant site into a series of experiences by creating a sense of mystery that leads you into the depths of the landscape. Steps are often incorporated, adding functionality to an otherwise inaccessible location.
Integrating the formality of a symmetrical design or the informality of a rustic pathway captures the essence of a sites character. Major pathway systems offer such material choices as concrete or pavers, while rustic systems capture the natural qualities of flagstone or gravel.
Arbors and trellises add a unique vertical element to the landscape while defining the suggested boundaries of outdoor spaces. These structures invite the comforts of privacy and shade to any outdoor location. Pergolas and arbors are also effective tool in directing pedestrian traffic. While providing support for plant material, trellises and other garden structures may be used to screen unsightly views or frame priceless vistas.
Firepits and Fireplaces
One of the best opportunities homeowners have to enjoy their landscape is in the evening. Firepits and fireplaces add comfort and intimacy to gatherings while encouraging outdoor entertainment on cool evenings. With the advantage of adding subtle warmth and charming character, these features complement patio spaces, provides timeless beauty to any landscape, and extends the functional time of any landscape well into the evening.