Landscaping, landscaping, landscaping—in Simi Valley, people can’t stop talking about ways to make their lush and grassy landscapes lusher and grassier. However, this is only one school of thought in the world of landscaping design.
Hardscaping is an increasingly popular option for California homeowners, and for good reason. In this blog, Swink’s Creations will discuss why hardscaping could be the right choice for your home.
It’s low maintenance.
Think how much time you spend mowing, trimming, cleaning, pruning, digging, raking, and moving sprinklers in your yard. That’s a lot of time you could be spending doing something else, like sleeping, eating, watching Netflix, hanging out with your friends, or, we don’t know, enjoying your yard.
Traditional yards require so much maintenance. If you spend too much time eating and watching Netflix instead of pruning and mowing, your yard will become more and more disheveled and overgrown—and that means you’ll have to work harder and perform more maintenance just to get your yard back to its normal state.
With a hardscaped yard, there’s little to no maintenance to worry about. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your beautiful outdoor space.
It’s fresh and unexpected.
We’re going to assume that nine out of 10 neighbors on your block have a patch of uninspiring lawn, a small deck, and a few bushes or trees in their yard. Some might have a kidney-shaped pool, and some might have even have a grill. Not bad, but not great, either.
Do you really want to have the exact same yard as most of your neighbors? Wouldn’t you rather have something new, exciting, and eye-catching?
Hardscaping is an excellent way to set your yard apart from the others in your neighborhood—plus, every hardscaping plan is customizable to your needs! Build hardscaping around a pool and a hot tub, combine it with a small lawn, use it as a base for an outdoor kitchen and dining room, or make it the focal point of a party and entertainment space (it’s Los Angeles, after all). No matter what elements you want in your yard, hardscaping will complement those elements well for a backyard you’ll love for years to come.
It’s great for small yards.
We’d all love to have a large lawn where our dog children (and human children) can run around and play—but we don’t always have the space to make that happen. With a tiny yard, it doesn’t make much sense to plant a lawn when you don’t have enough room to use it—but with a hardscape, you can easily turn that tiny space into an extension of your home and add usable square footage to your property.
Tiny yards are excellent for relatively large patios—a poured concrete, paver, or wood patio that stretches from fence to fence gives you plenty of opportunities for outdoor kitchen fixtures, seating areas, and even a built-in hot tub. Add a few potted plants or small flower beds to give your space some natural flair, and you’ll have make the most of your space and make it as functional and beautiful as possible.
It saves water.
California isn’t exactly known for its surplus of water—and with people across the state drenching their lawns on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that water conservation is such a hot-button issue. Hardscaping can minimize, if not eliminate water consumption in your yard—and that can help the environment and save you some money on your utility bill.
It increases your property value.
Potential homebuyers are always looking for yards with a lot of beauty but without a lot of work—the more beautiful and the more low-maintenance the yard is, the more valuable it will be. This is why hardscaping is such an excellent choice for yards, especially if you’re looking to sell.
When homebuyers check out a home for the first time, they can’t help but imagine what their life would look like in the home. If your yard is out of sorts or appears to be high-maintenance, they’ll imagine themselves slaving away on the weekends, mowing the lawn in the scorching California sun and breaking their backs trying to pull weeds. This does not make for happy homeowners.
But if you have a hardscaped yard, potential homebuyers will notice how low-maintenance the yard will be, and they’ll imagine themselves kicking back, relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying a beverage. This is enough to spark the imagination of any potential homebuyer—and it could lead them to increase their asking price and put more money in your pocket as a result. It’s almost like hardscaping pays for itself.
Simi Valley Hardscaping with Swink’s Creations
Hardscaping is a stunning and sustainable way to transform your yard—and Swink’s Creations can make it happen! Our experienced Simi Valley landscapers can turn your ordinary yard into a beautiful hardscape that meets your needs, your style, and your budget. Get started with us today!