There are many different hardscape ideas that you can implement if you want a low maintenance yard. The benefits of hardscaping are that it conserves water, it’s low maintenance and it can reduce erosion and limit weed growth. Gravel is a great way to implement this because it doesn’t cost much and it will improve your drainage right away. Rubbert mats are great for keeping play areas safe and bricks are commonly used for patios and driveways. Finally, paving stones are very versatile and can be used for driveways and walkways as well.
- Bark and woodchips are two natural options for covering large areas.
- Tile is a good choice for patios and walkways among homes with Spanish or Mediterranean styles.
- A fire pit, patio fireplace, outdoor kitchen, or built-in barbecue grill are options for outdoor entertaining.
“Hardscaping offers an array of benefits that are dependent on the type of hardscapes you include in your overall landscape design.”