Hardscaping is simply the addition of hard (non-plant) items into a landscape design, usually in the form of pavers, bricks or stone to create a patio, walkway, retaining wall or garden border.
The incorporation of a hardscape installation into a general landscape design and installation must be done carefully so as to minimize the additional time required for the overall project. Clayton Landscaping has a great deal of experience in hardscape installations, employing only reputable installers, and using only the best materials. We have successfully installed garden borders, "dry stack" stone garden walls, small retaining walls, patios, walkways, and more.
A block retaining wall might be just what your landscape needs if you want to level a steep slope or enclose an area for a decorative garden, as this video explains. With a little effort, you'll have a beautifully landscaped area that's easy to maintain. The finished product looks complicated, but the project is quite simple, requiring only basic tools.
Get back to nature with an outdoor space that is both inviting and stylish. Utilize natural slopes of the terrain to produce awe-inspiring architectural artwork with retaining and freestanding walls that beautify the Earth. With a wide range of shapes, colors and textures available, you can mix and match to create unique works that enhance natural surroundings and often turn what was once unusable space into a focal point. Retaining and freestanding wall systems are built to be extremely durable and resilient under even the most adverse environmental conditions.
A patio is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is typically paved. It may refer to a roofless inner courtyard of the sort found in Spanish-style dwellings or a paved area between a residence and a garden.
Patios are most commonly constructed from paving slabs (also known as paving flags). There are two main types of paving slab; concrete or stone. Concrete slabs are cheaper than their natural stone counterparts. This is because the cost of production is far lower. Concrete slabs are produced solely within a manufacturing plant unlike natural stone which is extracted from quarries.
As well as paving slabs, patios can also be created using other durable surfaces such as bricks, block paving, tile, concrete, natural paving stones or cobbles.