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Whether your style is bright and bold or natural and earthy, a modern hardscape installation can enhance your outdoor environment – and boost your curb appeal.

Hardscaping refers to the building of “permanent” surfaces where the upper soil profile is no longer exposed to the actual surface of the earth. Most landscapers have our vast portfolio of hardscape services that can help you to transform your backyard, front yard, driveway or patio into a captivating living area you’ll be proud of.

Hardscaping Ideas for Today’s Backyard Landscapes

Hardscape elements can define the use of a space, such as steps, or it can lead visitors through different zones of backyard landscapes, like a stone path winding through a grassy area into a secluded garden. There are so many ways to use hardscape elements to take a yard to new levels:

When it’s time to bring life outdoors, a patio is the perfect host. From concrete and tile to pavers and natural stone, you’ll find many modern hardscape ideas for patios to create beautiful, durable outdoor escapes.

Walls, Platforms & Steps
Add function, variety, or interest to your home landscape with platforms, steps, seating walls, or retaining walls. Depending on your taste and needs, you can choose from boulder, natural stone, cultured stone, block & cap, and brick veneer walls.

Walkways and Paths
Ideal for safety and beauty, walkways and paths can be built with brick, concrete, stone, or even gravel for a softer look.

Pool Decking
Surround your pool with a deck of stunning natural stone or paver stone for a safe walking pathway.

Showcase your favorite plants in a custom-built planter made of natural stone, cultured stone, block & cap, or brick veneer

Ponds, Waterfalls, & Water Features
Water adds life, movement, and sound to your landscape like no other hardscape element can.

Outdoor Fireplaces, Fire Pits, & Kitchens
Extend your home to the outdoors by prepping, cooking, and eating amongst the calm and warmth of nature.

Pillars, Piers & Columns
These hardscaping elements are the perfect complement to entrances, walkways, walls, steps, and patios.

The Key to Working on Modern Hardscape Projects

Installing hardscaping can be very hard work. Even under the best climate conditions, these projects can be downright grueling. That’s why most NJ  homeowners choose to get these jobs done during favorable weather — like spring or fall, or during moderate times of summer. If you’re looking into hardscaping for backyard landscapes, be sure to find the best landscaping company in your area.