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A Guide to Choosing Hardscape Materials

Choosing the right hardscape materials to improve your yard can prove to be quite challenging. The materials must blend in with the aesthetics of the house, they shouldn’t be too loud or too mellow. Choosing the wrong material not just affects the aesthetics of the place but can also prove to be high maintenance. Due consideration must be given to the location and the general climate of the place, materials should be able to withstand weathering and not require constant replacements. Residents of Temecula can leave this cumbersome task in the able hands of Rock and Block, a hardscape supply company that has been faithfully serving its customers since 1989.

The elements of hardscaping

Hardscape refers to those elements in the landscape that are made of hard materials like walkways, fences, walls, patios, decks, gazebos and other similar structures, pool surrounding, etc.

Rule 1- Keep it simple

The first rule to picking out the right hardscape materials is to keep it simple. Overdoing things by picking out numerous materials can ruin the entire mood of the yard. The professionals at Rock and Block, Temecula suggest using just 2 or at the most, 3 types of materials to improve one’s yard. This will bring about a uniformity in design and will add an air of pleasantness. Remember to stick to materials that are already present in the yard, like rocks and stones and avoid adding in too many new elements.

Rule 2- Low maintenance materials

It is wise to choose materials that require low maintenance. Not only will this reduce labor, it will also considerably reduce the costs incurred. Composite hardscape materials are the best pick in this regard. As the name suggests, they are a mixture of different materials like plastic and wooden fibers. Composite hardscape materials are wildly popular as they are non-slippery, resistant to mold and insect infestation, last longer and do not require to be sanded down or sealed. Though composite hardscape materials are on the more expensive side, they are the environmentally sound choice as the plastic used is recycled.

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