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5 Key Benefits of Adding Hardscaping Features to Your Property

The addition of hardscaping features to your landscape brings both aesthetic and functional benefits to both your property and lifestyle. Hardscaping involves improving your home’s outdoors by installing or building elements including patios, walkways, retaining walls, and outdoor kitchens.

At Legacy Landscaping, we would like to shed light on the different ways your home and your family can benefit from the addition of hardscaping features to your property.

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Enhanced Curb Appeal

This is mostly the first reason homeowners want to add hardscapes to their homes. Hardscaping gives you multiple options to create an outdoor that stands for your personal style, personality, and lifestyle. You have a lot of freedom with what you want to achieve:

  • Pavers in all shapes, sizes, and patterns can be used to create features with unique designs
  • Lighting can be added to draw attention to specific areas or features
  • Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, or fire pits can create warm and cozy outdoor dining areas

Overall, hardscaping features can contribute in a big way to improving your home’s curb appeal.

Expanded Living Space

As indicated above, adding an outdoor kitchen or a fireplace helps expands the living space available in your home. Patios, fire pits, fireplaces, outdoor seating, and outdoor lighting allow your family and guests to spend more time outdoors, late into the night. Having outdoor fire features further means you will not have to abandon outdoor entertainment even when the temperatures start falling.

Preventing Water Erosion & Damage

Different hardscaping features can contribute in different ways to protecting your landscape and property against water erosion and potential damage. Sidewalks made of pavers and stoneworks can prevent water from flowing to the foundation during storms. They can cause runoff to flow faster into the ground.

If you have an uneven landscape, it can create soil erosion issues.

  • Retaining walls are hardscapes that are used extensively to even out grade, prevent soil erosion, and simplify plantings.
  • Stairs or pathways can be added to the top of a steep slope to improve accessibility.
  • Adding a patio can help even out a rutted or sloped area on your lawn.

Increased Property Value

Adding hardscapes is considered a major home improvement project. Both market indicators and surveys show that hardscape features make a property more desirable, adding to its value. Besides improving functionality and entertainment, the right hardscapes can also make unusable space usable, thus further adding to your property’s value. Enhancing safety and privacy can be additional factors in this regard.

Increased Privacy & Safety

The addition of features such as seating walls, retaining walls, or outdoor kitchens can bring some degree of privacy to your landscape. A covered outdoor kitchen or patio can also provide protection against the elements. Besides, outdoor lighting can bring an element of safety and security to your outdoors. Thus, various hardscaping features can make your outdoors safer and more private.

There are many more ways the addition of hardscapes can enhance your property. For more information and guidance, it is recommended to contact Legacy Landscaping at 704-821-5289. You can also write to us and we will get back to you at the earliest.