When it comes to choosing what kind of landscape design you would like, it is important that you choose a design that is going to suit your specific needs. For some, this may be hardscaping. This article is going to discuss 3 reasons why you should consider going with hardscaping.
You Are Gone A Lot
If you aren't home very much, than caring for a yard full of plants can be difficult. You are going to need to make sure that you they are watered the proper amounts and that they are weeded, fertilized, and otherwise cared for. If you don't feel you are going to be home enough to take care of these tasks, then your plants are likely going to begin to die off. Rather than dealing with all of this, you should instead go with hardscaping. You aren't going to have to worry about whether or not the hardscaping is going to live while you are away -- and it is going to basically take care of itself.
You Don't Want To Pay For Water
Another excellent reason to go with hardscaping is if you don't want to pay a great deal to water all of your plants. If you have grass, trees, bushes, flowers, and other kinds of plants, they are going to require a great deal of water to stay alive and healthy. Because of this, you are going to notice a huge increase in your water bill during the warm months of the year when your plant life is alive and growing. If this is a cost that you simply can't afford or don't want to pay for, then hardscaping is likely going to be the best alternative form of landscaping for you. Hardscaping of any kind is not going to need water, so you will not have to factor in this cost when installing your landscaping.
You Don't Spend A Lot Of Time Outside
If you don't spend a lot of time outside, then you will likely be just fine with a yard that is landscaped using hardscaping. You aren't going to need a grass space to run on, and you likely won't spend much time looking at any plant life. The rocks, stone work, bricks, cement, etc, can all come together to create a great finished look that is much better than just leaving your whole yard full of weeds and dirt.
When I was young, I loved helping my mother in the garden. Our yard was filled with plants and flowers that she kept in immaculate condition. Once I was an adult and bought my first home, I learned that there was much more to landscaping a yard than I ever imagined! After a little trial and error planting a few flowers in my yard that died quickly, I realized the technology that is available to aspiring gardeners makes trial and error a thing of the past. After I found out what my "hardiness zone" was, I realized I was planting flowers made for much cooler climates, and I played around with software that let me design my yard very easily! I learned a lot throughout the experience, so I thought I would share my tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often to check out my new tips!