Water is at a premium in California. LA homeowners are always looking for ways to reduce outdoor water use in ways that don’t affect the appearance or value of their property. Hardscaping, also known as landscape architecture, is a popular option. In addition to reducing outdoor water use, hardscaping is low maintenance, improves property value, and enhances curb appeal.
What is Hardscaping?
The term hardscape refers to the non-living elements of a landscape. (Softscaping refers to the living, organic elements of a landscape, such as trees, grass, bushes, etc.) Concrete, rock, stone, brick, artificial turf, and lumber are materials commonly used in creating hardscapes. Hardscaping includes water features and outdoor lighting as well.
Hardscaping can be decorative, practical, or both. It includes functional features, such as walkways, driveways, and fencing as well as decorative elements such as ponds, fountains, and sculpture. Some of the most popular hardscape features include:
- Concrete patios
- Artificial turfs and grass
- Stone walls
- Brick walkways
- Metal or wood fencing
- Wooden decks
- Gravel pathways
- Wood benches
- Stepping stones
- Retaining walls
- Landscape lighting
Hardscaping allows property owners to get the most out of their outdoor spaces. You can create areas for your favorite activities, such as a patio or deck for entertaining, outdoor grills for barbecuing, and outdoor seating for relaxation. Hardscaping is also used to cover parts of a property where plant growth is difficult or undesirable. Outdoor lighting can be used to create the perfect mood,
Hardscaping is a Job Best Left to Professionals
For the best results, homeowners need to work closely with a hardscaping expert to develop a practical plan and design that provides adequate drainage while incorporating all your landscaping must-haves
In Los Angeles, hardscaping is a job best left to a hardscaping professional. These projects are often very complicated and require special training and experience. Special tools, including earth moving equipment, may be required. Permitting may also be involved. For the best results, smart homeowners rely on the services of a professional hardscaping expert.
Los Angeles Hardscaping Professionals
Every LA homeowner has a vision of the perfect landscape design. Gutierrez & Sons Tree Service and Landscaping are here to help you make that dream a reality. We can help you combine your ideal hardscaping and softscaping features to create a truly striking outdoor space. Contact us through our website or call us at (310) 324-6593 to schedule a consultation to discuss your landscape design ideas and get a quote.
Gutierrez & Sons Tree Service and Landscaping offer comprehensive concrete and hardscape services for Los Angeles homes and businesses, including:
- Concrete and brick removal
- Brick and concrete walls
- Paths and walkways
- Pre-design phase help
- Custom design jobs
Gutierrez & Sons Tree Service and Landscaping have been providing outstanding landscaping services to Los Angeles home and business owners for over 25 years. We offer fast and accurate estimates, so you know exactly what to expect for your hardscape project. We have decades of experience in the landscaping profession – no job is too complicated.