Tips To Design Fun & Functional Hardscapes


In every landscape, there are features that we call hardscaping. This includes
patios, retaining walls, and other landscape features that aren’t alive. It
isn’t easy to figure out the design of a landscape. You may know you need a
patio or need a retaining wall to route rainwater,
but what shape should it be in and what should it be made of?

If you can take a moment to use your imagination, you’ll be half way along to
creating a gorgeous landscape design for your property. Imagination is a key
element in all designs. But unfortunately, some of us have to work harder at it to
get the ball rolling on the creative side of our minds.

One of the best tools you can use to get your creative juices rolling is a little
bit of meditation, but not in the way that you would most often think. All you
need is a quiet place with no distractions where you can quietly close your eyes
for a few minutes just for time to think by yourself.

Of course, one of the best places to do this is by going outside and sitting in
your current landscape or lawn. Just be sure when you’re out there that you are
comfortable, not too hot and not too cold, and have nothing to distract you. Close
your eyes and let your imagination flow!

Hardscape Designs For Function

One of the most important things you’ll want to think about is exactly how you want
to use your outdoor spaces and what type of functional use you want for each area.
Don’t think about the layout of the lawn as much as you do about what all you want
to do when you are outdoors.

Do you like to garden or want to start that hobby? If so, do you like flower
gardening, vegetable gardening, or a combination of both? In each type, how much
gardening do you plan to do or how much time do you want to spend on it?