5 Hardscape Additions You’ll Never Regret

You may look around your yard and notice that it looks amazing — thanks to routine maintenance by your trusted SkyFrog Landscape team — but something is still keeping you from maximizing the time you get to spend outdoors with your family and friends. That missing piece is hardscaping!

Adding some beautiful but functional hardscaping components to your yard allows you to get the most enjoyment from the time you are outside, making memories and unwinding from the world around you. Read on to learn more about some hardscape additions you’ll wish you had done sooner. 

Add These Things to Your Landscape

1) Fire Pit

As the temperatures finally drop here in north-central Florida, it’s the perfect time to add a fire pit to your landscape to provide a gorgeous gathering place for you and your guests to make memories together. Something about the sights and sounds of the fire going is a natural relaxant and makes you want to curl up with a blanket and a beverage of choice to relax the night away in the warm glow. 

2) Outdoor Kitchen

Nothing makes entertaining or cooking for guests easier than an outdoor kitchen. There are many benefits to adding one to your landscape, including the following. 

  • Increases your home’s value
  • Makes it convenient to cook and clean as you go
  • Keeps strong food smells outdoors
  • Creates more usable space where people can gather 

Today’s outdoor kitchen can be fully customized to match your home’s aesthetic, and it can be built in various layouts. You can add practically any feature you can think of to make it even more useful for you, including a wine fridge, dishwasher, island, and industrial-size grill, to name just a few options. 

3) Retaining Wall

Adding retaining walls to your landscape serves multiple purposes in addition to providing more points of visual interest in your yard. It helps keep soil in place and prevents flood-related erosion. They create structural support and more functional spaces in your yard for you and your guests to enjoy, making the slopes and hills of your yard more usable than they would be otherwise. 

4) Fountain

What better way to lull your guests into a sense of total bliss than the sounds of a gently lapping water fountain feature in your yard? Your soothing fountain can be made from colorful glazed ceramic, uniquely shaped fiberglass, or cast concrete that can be made to look like stone. From the simplest design to a contemporary orb to a multi-tier museum-worthy focal point, you are only limited by your imagination. 

5) Pool Deck

A thoughtfully designed pool deck adds to the aesthetic appeal of your landscape while also impacting the safety of those who swim in your pool. There are many beautiful but functional options for materials, including the following options.

  • Stone Tile
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • Cement Pavers
  • Brick
  • Surface Coatings

Each material has its unique pros and cons, so it’s best to discuss your goals with your SkyFrog Landscape team member to find out what will work best for you and keep your swimmers safe. 

SkyFrog Makes It Easy to Have the Hardscape of Your Dreams 

Maintaining your yard’s appearance is only the beginning. When it comes to having a yard that your friends and family will want to spend time in, trust the expert hardscaping team at SkyFrog Landscape. We provide comprehensive services, including audio, lighting, and the most innovative functional hardscapes around. Our passion is turning your yard into an oasis you’ll love for years to come. Contact us today to find out how hardscapes can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your home.