Everyone enjoys a stunning landscape that invites visitors outside, but sometimes we forget about the paths we take to get there. Hardscapes are the walkways that connect our workplaces, homes and and any interior spaces to nature – the plazas you step outside upon, the garden walls, driveways and walkways. As we head towards winter, the cooler months are perfect for hardscape upgrades and allow your outdoor spaces to be ready when spring arrives.
Concrete can get worn, stained and cracked over time, particularly in harsh weather. Pavers offer a solution that integrates easily into your landscape thanks to a variety of available colors, textures and sizes. They are often interlocking, so they move as a system, which means no cracking and little to no maintenance. When our designers consider paver systems, they look for strong, durable and environmentally friendly options that stand the test of time.
Natural stone is a time tested material and can be used beautifully for almost any application. From retaining walls to winding walkways, fire features to stunning pergolas, stone is a timeless favorite.
3/4” Porcelain Tile
Sturdy porcelain tile is great for walkways or other high-traffic outdoor spaces. A good quality porcelain tile is frost-resistant, skid-resistant, available in a variety of colors and offers high breakage loads. Use it to create a clean and modern look for your outdoor common spaces.
Another hardscape option that adds an updated feel to concrete is achieved by using a sandfinish process. This adds an attractive, elegant surface that is not slippery when wet, but is smooth to walk on and soft visually.
Permeable pavers allow water to return to the soil and create less run-off and erosion. We like to incorporate permeable pavers as they conserve water, improve irrigation, offer aesthetic appeal, and are low maintenance.
Consult with one of the Terry’s Landscape design team experts to see how you can upgrade your hardscape this winter and enjoy your outdoor experience with elegant, durable and flexible options. Contact us today.