Balance is key to adding hardscape into any landscape design project. Hardscaping involves using elements such as brick, stone, and concrete to create areas that require little to no maintenance. When blended and balanced with your bushes, shrubs, and flower beds the effect is truly stunning.
For most gardens, adding walkways is the easiest way to add hardscape into the landscape. By creating paths and seating areas, you’ll help bring the garden to life and make it a more comfortable place to relax. You’ll also be creating a considerable amount of area that won’t ever need watered and can be maintained through gentle weeding and periodic cleaning.
Your biggest decision will be whether you want to add symmetrical or asymmetrical hardscape to create the balance you desire. The challenge is to decide which works best for your yard. For symmetrical hardscaping, you simply divide your landscaping in 1/2 and place it in the middle. When you opt for asymmetrical (curved paths for instance), you need to use extra bushes, shrubs, etc. on the shorter side to achieve balance.
For assistance with your landscape design, contact us at Hermes Landscaping today to talk about the services we offer.