There are many different ways that hardscaping can benefit both your lawn and your landscape. When it comes to planting, you want to make sure that there aren’t any live materials near any rock areas because rocks can absorb heat and therefore dry out the soil. You want to make sure that your landscape design has a good drainage system and can minimize run off. Finally, make sure that you don’t overdo it when it comes to hardscape as that can cause a heat island effect.
- If you have hard to grow area such as poor soil or too wet then Hardscaping may be the answer.
- Don’t plant in rocky areas, as rock attract the sun and plants will dry out. Go with traditional wooden mulch for protection and ground covering in planted areas.
- Plan accordingly so you are not wasting water and “drainage” is going towards your plants, also planting shade trees will offer protection from the heat as well.
“Hardscaping is the use of hard materials such as rock, stone, concrete and pavers. These hard materials are what bring value to your landscape design.”