Landscaping professionals and homeowners alike can appreciate the dimension and depth that a well-planned hardscape provides. Designing a good hardscape — which encompasses all of the non-plant elements of a landscape, for those not in the know — comes naturally to some. For the rest of us, research is the most important first step. This blog contains a collection of tips, tricks, and ideas to help homeowners and landscaping professionals create gorgeous hardscapes in Perry Hall using natural stone.
1. Start with a Good Idea
Before you go out and pick up boulders, pavers, and other natural stone elements, do some research and figure out what aesthetic you would like to create. It can be helpful to choose a theme or driving design idea while sketching out your blueprint for your new yard. Look online, in magazines, or in the neighborhood for design inspiration. By creating a cohesive patchwork of different elements that serves a central theme, you can create a unique and appealing outdoor paradise that suits your home.
2. Balance Your Hardscape with Softscape Elements
Homeowners in Maryland are gifted with a lush and fertile natural landscape, and it would be a pity to tear out all of your yard’s natural greenery and replace it entirely with stonework. Using natural stone to highlight the beauty of the plant life that is capable of thriving here rather than merely bulldozing over it can make your property look dynamic, creative, and breathtaking. Strike a balance between constructed hardscape elements, natural stone, and greenery to truly make the most of your property.
3. Pick the Right Natural Stone
There are limitless options when it comes to selecting natural stone for your hardscape. Size, shape, color, texture, place of origin — natural stone can take innumerable forms, and any one of them can look great in your yard. Be sure to select stone that is appropriate for the look you are trying to create. Lehnhoff’s Supply has a wide range of natural stone options from which to choose. Visit our website or give us a call to learn more!
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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