We’ve discussed the importance of establishing the “bones of the landscape” before. Good bones in the outdoor environment are created through expert use of permanent landscape features such as boulders and rocks, pathways, fencing, water fountains/ponds/swimming pools, stairs/steps, patios, and walls. This is referred to as ‘hardscaping’ in landscape design.
Outdoor Craftsmen is known for its unparalleled expertise and excellence in using boulders to create natural, high-end landscapes. Here are three notable projects where boulders and large rocks were used to great effect (and serve a purpose) in the unique placement of the homes they are sited with:
Watch the photo scroller on each residence to see the transformation of before hardscaping and after.
Hardscaping with boulders holds up hillsides, sets boundaries, adds height and texture, hides unattractive features in the land (i.e. exposed utility box), and integrates with plantings to achieve a natural, looks-like-it-has-always-been-there aesthetic.
It’s not possible to have a cookie-cutter landscape when good use of hardscaping is at play. Hardscaping has the overall feel of outdoor elements being ‘set into the ground’ – not just placed on top or poorly incorporated on the land. We take great care in our use of boulders and rocks and have vast experience working with them.
Our calendar is already starting to fill – contact us today to get a landscape consultation scheduled! We’ve provided a great checksheet for you to use in thinking through what you want in your outdoor environment.