Tag Archives: hardscaping

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 12, 2015

Clean Out Your Gutters Staying on top of yearly and monthly maintenance helps make sure you don’t have any housing emergencies. During the fall, be sure to clear your gutters and downspouts of leaves and other Debris, which will protect your home from water damage. Plant Some Flowers That Do Well In Fall Once your lawn […]

September 28, 2015

Hardscaping refers to the solid, hard elements in landscape design that stay the same for several years. Examples of hardscape designs are: Patios Fire pits Decks Driveways Walkways and stairs Water features Retaining walls Outdoor kitchens Many different materials are used in hardscape designs, which include: Slate Flagstone Terrazzo Brick Concrete If part of your […]

June 22, 2015

Landscaping Hiring a professional landscaping company to come to your home and work on your yard helps you keep it looking its best. The landscape professionals can get rid of any debris that is negatively affecting your yard’s aesthetic appeal. They can also make sure all of your plants have the proper amount of water […]

June 01, 2015

There are many reasons why adding hardscaping to your yard can be valuable. Here are 5 reasons that Allen Outdoor Solutions suggests adding hardscaping to your yard today! 1. Adds Interest Sometimes you just want to have something a little unique going on.  Some properties might feel too “flat” and some might just lack definition […]

January 19, 2015

Not every yard is perfectly green. Some people do not have time to work on their yard as often as they might need to. Landscaping with rocks to help with your weed problem can be very helpful. Allen Outdoor Solutions can put together a landscaping plan that will help control your weed problem and be […]

September 15, 2014

Here are some hardscaping tips for you to remember when you are thinking about hardscaping for your property. Remember Mother Nature:  While it’s easy to get caught up in the design of hardscaping, it’s critical that you incorporate nature’s unpredictable elements when determining the layout and function of your yard. Sun: Notice the orientation of […]

August 21, 2014

Most homeowners invest their money just to have a well designed garden. A garden is sometimes a source of appreciation once you see on how beautiful it looks. Whatever type of garden you wish to have in your home, make sure not to ignore the importance of hardscaping elements. A beautifully landscaped lawn will never […]