Category Archives: Hardscaping

July 26, 2019

An inviting backyard with a functional, beautiful patio is on the top of most homeowners’ wish lists. If your outdoor living space isn’t the stuff of your dreams, there are easy updates and quick fixes that will make a world of difference. Whether you want to DIY or bring in the pros at Allen, these […]

August 08, 2016

With a new school year just around the corner, you may be looking to spruce up your landscape with fresh plants and decorations. Adding walkways or pathways are an easy way to add color and visual interest to a yard. Floral Walkways If your home sits farther away from the sidewalk or your driveway, you […]

May 04, 2016

Not enough backyard space? Finding the space in your backyard to host friends or family can be difficult when you live on a hill. Yards that slope towards or away from a home provide a unique challenge for decorating or landscaping as lawn furniture and outdoor equipment require level ground to rest upon. The best […]

April 20, 2016

Spring is a time of rebirth and cleansing. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. All of this new life may have you realizing that your landscaping just isn’t inspiring you anymore. Here are some ideas to help you breathe new life into your landscaping. 1. Add a focal point Adding a focal point to your […]

April 11, 2016

When people think “landscaping” they usually think about plants, trees, and bushes. But one important part of landscaping that often gets overlooked is hardscaping. Most people think hardscaping refers to big things like fire pits, patios, retaining walls, etc. While it definitely does include those things, hardscaping is really just any design element that isn’t […]

February 17, 2016

A retaining wall is a wall that retains soil or water behind it. In landscaping, it can be a protective structure, a decorative feature, or both. While you could add a retaining wall to a flat yard, its main purpose is to stabilize excessively sloped landscapes and provide flat surfaces. There are many functional and […]

January 05, 2016

Although it can be sad to watch your flowers die and your grass turn brown in the winter, many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief when they can finally stop worrying about their landscaping. However, the winter is actually a great time to add a hardscaping feature to your yard. Here are a few reasons […]

December 16, 2015

Winter is the time of year that does the most damage to your hardscaping features. Many de-icing chemicals can cause corrosion and chipping on hardscaping surfaces and the freeze/thaw cycle can cause cracking. The freeze/thaw cycle refers to when water gets into the pores and cracks in hardscaping material, then freezes which causes the pores […]

December 02, 2015

Winter can be a nightmare for anyone who loves gardening. It’s almost depressing to watch all of your beautiful, brightly colored hard work wither away and disappear under the snow. It doesn’t have to be like this, though. By preparing your landscaping throughout the summer and spring, and even into fall, you can be sure […]

November 16, 2015

When deciding to add a hardscape structure to your home, there are many things that need to be considered. Not the least of which is the type of material you want to use. There are a multitude of materials that can be used in hardscaping. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here are just […]