Choosing Hardscapes for Your Landscape Design

Hardscapes are any landscaping features that involve ground moving or materials to build. These are usually permanent structures that add beauty, function and focal points to your yard. If you yard seems bare and boring, adding hardscapes can improve the style and add interesting elements. Here are some hardscapes to consider for enhancing your landscape design.

Natural Stone Patio

Patios can be more than functional. Add beauty and elegance to your backyard with a natural stone patio. Flagstone is an excellent choice for paving outdoor spaces, with many colors and shapes to create a unique entertaining area.

Retaining Walls

Another functional and aesthetic enhancement for your yard is a retaining wall. Retaining walls can add support to slopes and hillsides to stop erosion; they can also be a gorgeous addition to your yard. Retaining walls can also be used to create sunken patios or a sitting wall, made with pavers or natural stone.

Fire Pits or Fireplaces

A beautiful outdoor fire feature can be a great focal point for your backyard space. Imagine a stunning stone fireplace on your patio or a fire pit for late night s’mores with the family. Fire features are enjoyable, offering light and warmth, but can be designed with style for aesthetics.


Create an inviting walkway to your front door or a pathway to your gardens. Flagstone and other natural stones are perfect for walkways that add elegance and function to your landscape design.

Give your landscape design an upgrade by adding hardscapes to your yard. Contact a local landscaper that offers hardscape installations to discuss the different options for improving your landscape design at your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

Warm Up Your Patio with a New Fire Pit

Summer evenings are often spent on the patio, enjoy the warm nights. But when nights begin to cool down, you most likely move inside to stay warm. Why miss sitting underneath a starry sky just because it is cooler at night? A new patio fire pit is a great way to warm up the nights and add a beautiful focal point. Now is the perfect time to build your new fire pit, once you decide on the type of fireplace or pit you want. Here are a few options.

  • Stone or brick fireplace. Like an indoor fireplace, you can add an outdoor fireplace to gather around on your patio. These can offer a wonderful source of heat while providing a beautiful stone or brick focal point.
  • An open fire pit. Create a campfire atmosphere with an open fire pit that you can gather around. Open fire pits are very versatile and can be make any size and with a wide variety of materials. Choose from natural stone, brick, concrete or metal.
  • Cooking fire pit or oven. If you want to cook more than marshmallows over your outdoor fire pit, a cooking pit or oven can be built. Bake fire pit pizzas or grill over an open wood flame for ultimate flavor – or do both with a large fire pit and brick oven combo.

Ready to get started creating your fire pit? Call your local landscape contractor that offers hardscape designs such as fire pits. Together with your contractor you can plan the perfect fireplace or pit for your patio and begin enjoying nights on your patio again.

Posted on behalf of:
Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC
(704) 469-5766