Hardscaping for a Boston property adds lots of visual appeal, creating a backdrop for shrubs and flowerbeds as well as texture and color against your lawn. As important as hardscaping is for residential properties, some homeowners don’t even know what is meant by hardscape features!
In short, the word landscaping refers to features that grow; flowers, shrubs, hedges, and smaller trees are part of your property’s landscaping. Stone, brickwork, and other such solid material features are hardscape; this would include edging in front of landscaping features, brick stacks around flowerbeds or trees, retainer walls, and the like.
Hardscape features might be functional, such as a retainer wall that prevents soil erosion, or purely decorative, such as raised brick flowerboxes or stone surrounds for a landscaping tree. Whatever the purpose, hardscaping a Boston property adds lots of style and visual appeal and even potentially enhances your property’s values.