Inhospitable Terrain And Your Landscaping: 5 Ideas To Use Hardscaping For Improved Outdoor Living

Posted on: 26 October 2017

Today, one of the biggest home improvement trends is designing outdoor living space; it is valuable, timeless, and it extends the living space of your home. Unfortunately, sometimes terrain makes outdoor living space designs difficult. To make the most of your landscaping and add outdoor living space to your home, you will want to use hardscaping to make land and elevations more hospitable. Here are some ideas to use hardscaping in outdoor living space where landscaping designs are difficult:

1. Built-in Features Where Retaining Walls Are Needed

Retaining walls are one of the most common hardscaping features used around landscaping with elevations. If you must use retaining walls in the design of outdoor living space, take advantage of them with built-in features. The simplest features are seating and stairs, but you may also want to add things like water features, grill areas, and planters.

2. Creating Different Design Zones on Levels of Elevations

If you have property with varying elevations, then there are some good advantages. Use the different elevations to create zones in your outdoor design. You may want to have a designated area for gathering, cooking, and meditation. Since these areas are separated from each other, they can all have different design themes to give your outdoor space a unique feel.

3. Use Difficult Elevation to Add Privacy to Outdoor Spaces

While elevations are sometimes difficult to deal with, they can also be used for practical purposes such as for adding privacy to outdoor living space. Consider removing some soil and recessing outdoor space into the Earth with retaining walls to add more privacy. This is also a good trick to add height to privacy fences and screens where needed.

4. Extend Flat Spaces with The Aid of Hardscaping and Retaining Walls

One of the problems with elevations in landscaping is that there is not enough useable flat area for outdoor living space. If you want to add more useable space to your landscaping, use retaining walls to extend flat or near-level areas to use in your outdoor living space design.

These are some tips to help you use hardscaping features to make the most out of difficult terrain. If you are ready to add outdoor living space to your home, contact a retaining wall service, such as Rock Solid Services LLC, and talk with them about using some of these ideas with hardscaping. Using some of these features will help you to make the most out of your outdoor space.