If you’ve been thinking about how to create a great outdoor entertaining space this year, it’s time to take a look at hardscapes.
A patio can be a great focal point and gathering place for family and guests. Depending on the look you want to achieve, there are many material options including pavers, slate, stone, tile, or brick. Use the same materials to create a walkway from your back door to your patio. Not only will this be an attractive addition to your backyard, it will prevent a path being worn in your yard. Then, decorate your new space with a dining table or outdoor furniture. Add some shade by incorporating a pergola.
If your backyard has sufficient space, create a distinctive island by using natural stonework to section off the area. Include a rock or stone pathway that leads to your new entertainment space and furnish the area with a table, chairs, and container plants.
Create a special space for your barbecue with pavers. You might even consider a fire pit, stone pizza oven, or fireplace — guaranteed to gather a hungry crowd! But be sure there is enough room for efficient meal prep and serving. Adding a pergola for shade will really help keep things cool for a summer barbecue.
A brick walkway that leads to a bench and adjoins a vegetable or ornamental garden invites visitors or contemplation. A hardscape such as this is not only visually appealing, it will come in handy as you tend your garden. The even surface will make it easier to position your garden cart, tools, and materials for the task at hand.
Hardscaping provides several privacy options such as a brick or stone wall. Either will add charm to your backyard space and give you a subtle level of privacy from neighbors.
Hardscapes can make a beautiful foundation for your container plants. Want something different? Consider a water feature with adjoining stones and large, colorful boulders that add a focal point and vibrancy to your outdoor area.
Atlanta Decking’s projects focus on wood, so give us a call when you are ready to add a gorgeous pergola, deck, fence or other component to your hardscaping plan!
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