Landscaping is more than plants, trees, and shrubs, though they’re typically the first elements that come to mind when designing a property’s space. Hardscapes, on the other hand, can often be overlooked when you’re thinking about landscape design, but they’re the perfect addition for many homes. 

Patios. Retaining walls. Fire pits. Fountains. Walkways. These man-made features add both functionality and beauty. If you’ve been on the fence about adding hardscapes to your property, here are a few benefits to consider!

Expand Outdoor Living Space

Want to have friends and family over but don’t feel like spending time inside? Take the party outdoors! Patios, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and outdoor seating provide more space to entertain on those beautiful Nashville sunny days.

Direct Traffic

Your property shouldn’t need signs for people to understand where to go. Features like sidewalks and stone pathways let visitors know how to get around and what areas in the yard they should avoid.

Minimize Maintenance 

The beauty of hardscapes is that they are extremely low maintenance. Unlike greenery in your yard, hardscapes don’t need regular upkeep like pruning, trimming, or watering. The most care and attention they require is an occasional power wash, and you may want to keep an eye out for weeds that form between the cracks. Otherwise, they can usually stay in place for many years after installation, freeing up your time to sit back and enjoy the space.

Increase Property Value

Even if you’re not looking to put your home on the market any time soon, investing in proper landscaping now can have a significant ROI when it’s time to sell. Did you know 82% of homebuyers seek out patios when looking for their new home? Installing hardscapes adds more useable acreage to your home and makes the overall space more attractive.

Our residential landscaping professionals have worked with plenty of Nashville homeowners over the years to design hardscapes tailored to their budget, wants, and needs. Click the link below to schedule a free consult with the Greathouse Company. We’d love to hear from you.