GreenTech has a creative way to skillfully implement new landscape design features into new areas one of the many skill sets needed for expert-level landscaping however is hardscape. Our hardscape services will conduct precise measurements all over the area and implement sound design solutions that cater to the client’s wants and needs. Our hardscape solutions include everything from fountains, driveways, entrance signs, and even pools.
Introduction to Hardscaping
Hardscape is the pathing, stone brick fountains, patios, swimming pools that add beauty and functionality to any outdoor living space serving a multitude of purposes everybody will want at least some kind of hardscape. For example, an expertly crafted gated community sign with flowers and fountains will do wonders attracting visitors, and traffic to any given community the same can also be said for business good design attracts customers. The core of designing landscapes for business and residents is not plants but features, sound architecture in many situations is actually more desired than natural features. The true genius however is the combination of both to achieve the desired effect, true landscaping beauty is always derived from many things hardscaping is probably the most important. That being said hardscaping requires the following things for it to be successful.
- Practical Functioning
- Attraction Features
- Water Retention
- Material Sourcing
- Sound Design
Starting on the multitude of things required for excellent hardscaping is Practical Functioning which includes privacy, barriers, and soil retention. All of these things when put together make hardscaping an easy choice indeed! Walls keep out unwanted critters and nosey neighbors, barriers like retaining walls keep out water and bugs not to mention anti-erosion and it gives vegetation such as vines a place to grow and thrive. That being said when planned correctly hardscaping can and will transform any property from one of dullness to one of magnificence. This is where attraction comes in as said before property values are an important thing to consider whilst planning any landscape design. Things like fountains, statues, signs, walls, paths, and all these attraction features will greatly increase property value and local interest in any given area.
Spicing up Gardens
Fountains in particular are amazing due to their relative attractiveness and propensity to attract beautiful birds. Not to mention water features like ponds that offer habitats for a multitude of wildlife species as well as greatly increasing local property values. The next important thing whilst considering hardscaping is providing a railroaded boundary to gardens, it’s important to protect your plants from invasive grass and weeds so hardscape stone pathways are useful for protecting desirable vegetation. Also as well as providing sanctuaries for flowers and shrubs a walled garden will also provide a place for vines to grow creating a mix of organic and inorganic features. Vines growing on a wall made of wood or stone creates a beautiful feature that will add attractive value to any property.
Design Options and the Benefits
Another important thing to consider when choosing what hardscape is needed is materials source and sound design choices. Wood versus Stones is an important question upon deciding which to choose for any given project with the stone being less vulnerable to the elements. Concrete is a highly instrumental material that acts as a glue or even standalone material for many hardscaping jobs. Designing hardscape is a great challenge and GreenTech has been designing landscapes with this in mind. The core of any landscape design plan in Sarasota is of course the hardscaping, due to the abundance of water and other properties walls are essential for marking what is a part of the landscape and what isn’t. Materials when designing hardscape are important to consider when planning a pool for instance almost a necessity compared to designing a garden where many design liberties can be taken. When it comes to local landscape design and hardscape, the adding of features to create attraction and beauty for any property. GreenTech is a sound choice as our team of knowledgeable experts is highly experienced with the implementation of hardscaping solutions.
“ Our property has never looked better! ”Our property has never looked better! Grant, Brendan and his team have been doing a phenomenal job. our zoysia grass had been doing terrible before. After GreenTech has been doing the lawn maintenance the turf has completely rebounded – no more patches of yellowing. Thanks guys!
“ Greentech was great! ”Greentech was great. We had constant issues with large areas of our lawn dying back in shaded areas that never really filled in. Greentech came in and treated our soil and now the lawn is growing back looking better than when we moved in.
“ The landscape looks great!! ”We hired GreenTech to solve a problem with our large palm trees yellowing, and a surrounding area that had problems. Grant and his team improved the soil and drainage and solved the issues with our trees. Since then we have not had any issues with the landscape and it looks great!