Hardscape is one type of overall landscaping architecture. The word itself technically refers to the inanimate aspects of landscaping. Examples of these are stones, walls, pathways, structures, decorations or other non-living materials used for landscaping.
Many people only know living plants or natural elements when speaking of landscaping. They may not know that the term landscaping consists of both hard (non-living) and soft (living) characteristics of the profession. Hardscape within a home or business property can bring a variety of distinct advantages. Some of the most obvious benefits are explained below.
Increase Property Value
Adding hardscape to your land can noticeably increase your property value. Typically the amount spent adding hardscape to a property will boost the value of the premises by as much as five to seven percent. This depends upon exactly what type of materials, how much hardscape is added and the quality of the work. The hardscape portions of any property are viewed as a more permanent structure, durable and long-lasting. Unlike plant life which can be more affected over the years due to disease, drought and quality of care, hardscape is primarily unaffected by these elements over the years.
Unlike softscape, hardscape materials do not require much care at all. There is no watering, pruning, trimming, or fertilizing necessary with these items. Therefore they require very little if any maintenance or care over the long-term. This is another reason that the hardscape features are currently becoming the focus of so many elite and middle-class properties.
Hardscaping upon any property will provide easier access for both residents and visitors alike. Home and business owners who install walkways, pathways and patios, which are all included in the category of hardscaping, are actively making their property safer and more desirable for everyone to enjoy.
The addition of professionally designed and installed hardscape typically prevents any erosion of the land lasting for many years or even decades. Fresno Landscapers can deliver professional results for your property.