Paver Patios • Retaining Walls • Firepits
Sidewalks & Walkways • Sitting Walls • Pergolas
Create the Landscape of your Dreams – Hardscaping Ideas!
Hardscaping options are almost endless. Would you like a built-up flowerbed with a waterfall trickling through it? Would you like to create a backyard flower garden with winding walkways where you can let the stress roll off your back after a busy day? Is it time to fix up the patio with stamped concrete? Do you need an outdoor fireplace for family cookouts?
When planning hardscapes for the front yard, check out ideas in our photo gallery for driveways, sidewalks, front porches, and country gardens.
The backyard is the perfect spot to create a patio, outdoor room, outdoor kitchen, or fireplace. Would you like to build a wall around your outdoor kitchen that doubles as a serving counter? ProLawn also builds retaining walls to prevent erosion on sloped areas.
How does hardscaping benefit you? Hardscape elements such as walkways and lighting add to the safety of your property. Retaining walls protect the environment by stopping erosion. Hardscaping creates an inviting atmosphere, making your property the perfect spot for family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy nature and being together. Reduce stress by spending more time relaxing in the lovely outdoors!
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At ProLawn & Landscaping, we have experience in hardscape designs. What are we referring to when we say hardscape?
Hardscape, also known as hardscaping, is a design constructed using natural and man-made, non-living materials. We use stone, wood, sand, pebbles, brick, metal, and other similar materials for our hardscape projects.
What are some ways hardscape is often included in landscape designs?
- Stone or concrete walkways
- Retaining walls
- Potting containers
What are elements of hardscaping separate from general landscaping plans?
- Wooden gazebos
- Tile patios
- Wrought-iron fences
- Wooden arbors
- Wood or masonry pergolas
- Custom fireplaces
- Custom outdoor kitchens
- Sitting walls and benches
- Paver pool decks and patios
- Ponds, fountains, and water features
- Landscape lighting
ProLawn and Landscaping specializes in designing and creating a variety of hardscapes. Would you like to incorporate hardscaping into your existing landscape? We would love to discuss the possibilities with you and come up with a plan for improving your lawn. Would you like a property overhaul? Our experienced landscape designers will help you create a new design that includes intriguing hardscape elements.
ProLawn & Landscaping in Shippensburg offers a variety of hardscaping services for residential and commercial clients.
Located in Cumberland County, we also serve Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Greencastle, Penn National area, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, and Mechanicsburg. Our service is not limited to these areas!
To learn more about our services or make an appointment to discuss the possibilities for your home, contact us today at 717.776.3500!
Hardscaping and Paver Patio Design
A hardscape patio instead of the plain concrete pad out back adds the “wow” factor. You decide how simple or how elegant you want your patio. You can choose a design as basic as a stamped concrete pad or a paver patio. Place a couple chairs where you can sit and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere.
Looking for an elaborate design? Build a pavilion with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Add a splashing water fountain and low-lit lighting for entertaining guests.
Elements to Consider When Creating a Patio
- Water features Pools, waterfalls, and fountains add style and serenity to any design.
- Landscape lighting Lighting allows you to enjoy your outdoor space long after darkness has fallen. Outdoor lighting creates a charming, out-of-doors atmosphere.
- Fire elements Fire elements add instant coziness to your outdoor living space. Our fire elements are built with high quality bricks to withstand heat yet provide natural beauty. We can install fire pits, fireplaces, and seating so that you can enjoy your hardscape year-round.
An outdoor fireplace allows you to enjoy your outdoor space during the cooler seasons. Besides, fireplaces make a great gathering spot for making memories and telling stories.
Outdoor kitchen An outdoor kitchen allows you to entertain and dine outside with ease. While cooking outside, your indoor kitchen stays cooler, saving energy on cooling costs. An outdoor kitchen entices the family outside, helping them benefit from the relaxing effects of nature. What fun to entertain guests in such a pleasant, informal way! You never knew entertaining could be so much fun.
Some appliances that can be included in an outdoor kitchen are grills, smokers, warming drawers, fridges, icemakers, multi-purpose drawers, and sinks.
As experienced landscape designers, we work with a variety of material types when designing and creating hardscapes. These includes concrete, stamped concrete, pavers, brick, or natural stone. Each of these materials offers its own unique style and aesthetic look.
Whether it be a walkway, retaining wall, or patio design project, we can help you determine which materials are best for your hardscaping, depending on your personal preferences and budget constraints.
Pavers. Pavers are one of the most popular materials for creating hardscape features such as walkways and patios. Stone pavers are man-made stones designed to fit or inter-lock together. These can be used to create a variety of styles and designs.
At ProLawn and Landscaping, we have experience working with pavers to create patios of all shapes and sizes. Check out our photo gallery to see some examples of our unique patio designs.
When creating patios, walkways, and other hardscaping elements using pavers, we complete the project by sealing the pavers. Sealing pavers will not discolor them. It will help prevent discoloration, staining, and fading that tends to occur over time. Because the sealant protects the pavers from fading, if a paver chips, cracks, or breaks the color can easily be matched during replacement.
To learn more about sealing hardscape material, hardscaping design, and installation services, please contact our landscaping company today. We look forward to working with you to design your complete landscape, integrating the hardscaping elements that will help transform your backyard into a functional outdoor living space.
Professional Retaining Walls
Professional retaining walls can be used to add design, aesthetic appeal, drainage, or erosion control to your yard. We offer a variety of types of retaining walls including natural stone and interlocking block walls. Each of these materials is available in a variety of colors and will add a different style to your overall landscaping design.
We build retaining walls as part of our landscape design service. We also construct retaining walls as an individual service to address erosion control or drainage problems. If you would like to talk with one of our landscaping designers or experts about designing and creating your new retaining walls, we would love to hear from you at 717.776.3500.
Retaining Wall Uses:
Stone retaining walls enhance a garden bed or highlight a specific area within your yard. They can be used to add dimension to your landscape, adding interest or taking advantage of a sloping or uneven yard.
Retaining walls also serve an important role in controlling rainwater drainage and preventing erosion.
Finally, retaining walls can be used to add aesthetic appeal and function to a landscaping or hardscaping design. For example, a retaining wall can be used to add additional seating to a space by creating a natural bench along a patio or near a built-in fireplace.
Types of Retaining Walls:
Select the type of retaining wall that fits your style and structural application. The main types of retaining walls that we recommended for our clients include:
Interlocking Block Retaining Walls: This type of retaining wall uses man-made, interlocking blocks of concrete, stone, or cement to build a strong wall. They can be used for small or large retaining walls. Interlocking blocks are available in a variety of colors and styles to create a look that fits your tastes.
Natural Stone Retaining Walls: Natural stone retaining walls include walls made using stone, brick, or cinder blocks. The stones can be simply stacked or mortared together for added strength. These create a rustic look that compliments many landscaping designs. Mortared stone retaining walls, ideal for many applications, provide added strength for controlling soil erosion.
Boulder Retaining Walls: Boulder retaining walls use large stone boulders strategically stacked and arranged to create a wall. An environmentally friendly retaining wall, this option adds natural beauty and function to your landscaping design.
Boulder retaining walls provide a durable and effective way for holding back soil and preventing erosion. We create them using a variety of styles, sizes, and colors of boulders to create the customized look you desire.
The life of your outdoor retreat will depend on the process of installation, and may require some maintenance, just as you take care of your health, car, etc. However, a quality job will endure longer and need less maintenance than an inferior job. For example, if installed properly a driveway will not heave or indent under a heavy load or when removing snow.
Learn more about our retaining wall construction by contacting us today! Give us a call or fill out our “Contact Us” form, and we will get back to you.
We care about our customers. Our #1 goes is customer satisfaction. We strive to help you fulfill your dreams through our landscaping and hardscaping services!