4 Hardscaping Ideas to Enhance Your Yard

Careful hardscaping can result in luxurious outdoor living.

Everyone wants to boost their home’s curb appeal, and it’s no secret that gorgeous landscaping can increase the value of your home.

However, improving your outdoor space is more than adding beautiful bushes and flowers. Hardscaping — the non-living elements ranging from pavers and patios to fountains and fences — is another aspect that increases your backyard’s wow factor.

Here are four hardscaping ideas to consider.

Stone Walkway
A simple stone walkway can define a path and enhance your backyard. (DepositPhotos)

Stone Walkway

Talk about rustic charm; this idea is easy to accomplish when you form a sand-set path. Then, you lay wide, flat stones on the bed of sand to keep the walkway stable. Afterward, you can fill gaps with sand or gravel.

Flagstone is an excellent choice because the slabs are about 2 to 3 inches thick and offer strength and durability to your walking path.

Retaining Wall
Stackable stone walls create a nice border and increase lawn or garden space. (DepositPhotos)

Retaining Wall

Backyard walls serve a function by giving structure, but they don’t have to be unappealing. A retaining wall, which holds back earth or water, can become a welcome addition to your home and increase its resale value.

Retaining walls can add character to your space and even provide seating if the walls are low enough. This hardscaping option comes in a wide variety of materials, too.

Watch and Learn:

How to Build a Patio Seat Wall with Pavers


  1. My cousin Sabrina has been all over the place with excitement thinking of ways to use her new house’s yard as a design piece and this could be the perfect place to start for her. I’ll give Sabrina a call and show her your article.


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