Hardscaping: High Style, Low Maintenance Outdoor Spaces
Hardscaping -- the use of materials such as stone, wood, brick, and tile in landscape design -- has become enormously popular in recent years. Low maintenance, durable, and attractive, hardscaping brings a totally unique, personalized look to any outdoor space, and increases curb appeal and property value. This gorgeous, full-color reference, written by the host of HGTV's Garden Architecture, explains how to blend function and materials to create a beautiful, long-lasting outdoor living space. Projects range from simple to complex, and the author covers every issue from budgeting to planning and installation.
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aggregate arbor architecture asphalt base plan beautiful bench blend boulders brick building cedar chairs choice color concrete consider construction contractor create deck decorative door driveway edge elements enclosure exterior feet fence finish flagstone focal point formal fountain front garden furniture garden room gazebo geotextile Gertrude Jekyll glass grade granite gravel hardscaping indoor install integrate interlocking stone irrigation Katonah laid landscape architect landscape design lawn lighting limestone liners look lumber Manufacturer metal Michael Schneider mortar natural stone outdoor furniture outdoor room outdoor space path patio patterns pavers paving pea gravel pergola plants plastic pond porch pre-cast stone retaining wall scape shape shrubs Smith & Hawken stain steps stone walls Street structural stucco style sure surface swimming pool teak terrace texture tile tracing paper trees types variety vines visually walk walkways water features waterfall weather wood yard