After a few years of COVID-19 keeping us all from doing many of the things we love, this year is bound to be full of good times and making new memories now that the pandemic has seemingly stabilized. With summer right around the corner, us New Englanders are just itching to get back to barbeques, pool parties, and roasting marshmallows. Are you ready to be the life of party, hosting friends and family at your house? Today, we’re sharing four ways to transform your backyard with hardscaping that will make your house the envy of all your neighbors!
Four Hardscaping Projects Guaranteed to Transform Your Backyard
Hardscaping and multi-purpose landscape features aren’t only good looks and leisure, they can also be functional. From extending your entertainment space to preventing water waste, saving you time in yard work, adding dimension to your landscape, and increasing your property’s value, hardscaping projects often offer significant returns on your investment. That said, here are four projects to consider:
1. An Outdoor Kitchen and Bar
What’s better than enjoying an ice-cold drink by the pool or a meal with friends on the deck? Not having to go back inside to get said food and drink! Outdoor kitchens and bars provide convenience, make cleanup a lot easier, and can even save you money on your energy bill since you’re not cooking as much inside while your AC is working to cool things down.
2. A Patio and Seating Area
Of course, it’s hard to enjoy your food or beverage without a proper place to sit. Patios create an even surface for outdoor furniture or even built-in seating!
3. A Fire Pit
Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned s’more? Or getting cozy outside on a summer night to stargaze? Both wood and gas fire pits can be a lot of fun, and when it comes to hardscaping projects, they’re relatively easy.
4. A Fountain or Other Water Feature
Another cool hardscape feature to wow your friends and family is a fountain or similar water feature, like a pond. Yes, they’re pretty to look at and calming to hear, but they also contribute to the overall health of your yard’s environment!
Don’t Forget the Landscaping
To complete the look, you’ll want landscaping that complements your new hardscaping. Of course, each unique property has its own needs, and each property owner has their own preferences when it comes to trees and shrubs, plants and flowers, and lawn care.
Now that we have you dreaming up your perfect backyard oasis, let us make it a reality. At Dolan Landscaping, we have years of stonework and hardscape expertise to help you design and transform your backyard. Contact us today to get your project started.