Adding Hard Landscaping To Your Garden Your front and back yards of the house are just as important to look after and spend time on as the rest of the house. This is because the front yard is the area that people see first when visiting your home. The back yard is where you will spend a lot of time relaxing and entertaining. So both are very important areas that should be kept as nice as possible. Using hard landscaping (hardscaping) can be a great way of adding great looking features without the need to constantly maintain them.
There are many items of hard landscaping (hardscaping) you can add.
For example a patio or decking area makes a great place to entertain. A place to put a barbecue or seating area. You could add a roof so that you will not be dependant on the weather. This doesn't have to take up too much of the garden and can be created relatively cheaply. Obviously it is important to do the job correctly to make sure it lasts a long time. Make sure you have a sturdy base and use materials which won't be affected too much by the elements.
Another hard lanscaping (hardscaping) feature which makes a big difference in any garden is to have a pathway which runs around the whole garden. This could be made from paving stones or even just a gravel path makes a huge difference. This means you can walk around the garden and enjoy it, without having to get muddy feet! It also means your guests can do the same. Installing a pathway is very easy to do but just make sure you have a solid foundation as you wouldn't want to start to see all your hard work start to sink into the ground.
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