While people have virtually always landscaped their yards, hardscaping has started to gain popularity as we've begun to put more focus on extending our living spaces to the outdoors. Here's what you need to know first.
WHAT IS IT?
Hardscaping includes all the non-organic design elements on your property - that means retaining walls, paved walkways, decks, fences, pergolas and sculptures.
DIY VS. HIRE A PRO
Simple cosmetic projects like stone patios and fire-pits can be handled on your own if you're feeling handy, but defer to professionals when it comes to big projects that could affect slope or drainage. Contractors who specialize in hardscaping will help you achieve your vision for the space and do the work…