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Four Reasons To Incorporate Hardscape Elements Into Your Backyard

If you’re pondering ways to fix up the backyard, incorporating hardscape elements like a new or upgraded patio can be a perfect way. Adding or improving hardscape elements will increase functionality, boost home value, and upgrade the look of your backyard. Hardscapes don’t just stop at patios. They also include custom outdoor kitchens, flagstone walkways, built-in seating areas, fences, or similar features that are constructed using wood, stone, brick, concrete, etc.

If you’re uncertain about adding hardscape elements to your landscape, here are four reasons that may help you decide to get started.

Functional Outdoor Living

While a patio is nice, a patio with a built-in seating area creates a long-lasting outdoor living space that will stand the elements of Bucks County. Adding a fire pit creates a centerpiece for gatherings. An outdoor kitchen makes entertaining more enjoyable with fewer trips back and forth from the house. Are you the type that enjoys a hot tub? A flagstone walkway to your own personal spa is a possibility. Using hardscape elements to create an outdoor living space helps create a robust gathering and entertaining environment for you and your family to enjoy.

Less Maintenance

Hardscape elements such as patios, retaining walls, walkways, and seating areas require very little maintenance relative to your lawn and garden. This helps to minimize the amount of time and money necessary to maintain your outdoor environment. While maintenance on hardscapes is very low, damage can happen if left neglected for too long. Most damage to tile and stone comes from two things: ice and weeds. You can put a stop to hardscape damage by staying on top of your property with regular maintenance.


The use of permeable hardscape elements (interlocking pavers, crushed stone, brick, flagstone) is considered to be environmentally friendly, as these materials allow rainwater and other precipitation to penetrate the ground directly. This eliminates pooling, nourishes plants, and replenishes the groundwater supply.

Added Value

Finally, a professionally installed patio or other custom hardscape element is a long-lasting upgrade that contributes to increasing the value of your home. Homes with landscaping are worth up to 10% more. Over 75% of top real estate agents across the country say that well-landscaped homes are worth anywhere from 1% to 10% more than homes with no landscaping.

Let’s Get Started

The Nurney Landscape & Design team brings beautiful practical designs to life from design to installation. We create landscapes that are both functional and stunning. From a simple enhancement to a complete landscape redesign for a new or existing home, we add value and enjoyment to your home. Don’t wait until next summer to start your landscape design, Book today. Contact us here.


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