Thursday, May 30, 2013

What Does Hardscaping Add To Landscaping?

Is your beautifully landscaped yard lacking something? Imagine enjoying a morning cup of coffee on your patio, sitting around your fire pit on a chilly night, or rather than trudging through the grass to access your yard, you're now able to use a beautifully paved path. 

No matter the style of your home, there is a paver or natural stone that will blend naturally with it. A well built hardscape is timeless and will add value to your home without demanding the level of care a lawn requires. Hardscapes include walkways, walls, fences, gazebos, fountains, and any non-living element. When a hardscape is installed it adds a functional feature to a landscape while creating a visually appealing, low maintenance area.

The benefits of hardscaping include:
  • Improves accessibility to other outdoor areas.
  • Excellent for homes in arid regions, like Houston, 
  • Low maintenance for people with a busy schedule and who don't have the time to maintain a yard. 
  • Low maintenance for people who aren't blessed with a "green thumb." 
  • Creates areas of interest, such as an outdoor kitchen, play area, zen garden, etc. 
  • Hardscapes serve as the framework for softscape elements. 
  • Increase in property value.
  • Hardscapes lessen the likelihood of property erosion.

A hardscape provides functionality and beauty to any Houston yard. It creates an aesthetically appealing area for recreation and relaxation, and substantially increases the value of a homeowner's property. Contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 for enjoyment of your hardscaped yard for years to come. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Installing Outdoor Lighting In Houston

Installing outdoor lighting is a simple way to add beauty and functionality, all while increasing the value of your home. Outdoor lighting adds ambiance and safety while illuminating your beautifully landscaped yard.

Expand your living area by installing landscape lighting to your property. By adding comfortable lighting to a patio area, you can make this area a place of relaxation after dark. Enjoy evening barbecues that last well into the night with an enlightened outdoor kitchen. With outdoor lighting, your yard can become an entertainment venue, or a place to unwind. Lighting can also accentuate the architectural features of your home, such as stone or brick, while creating curb appeal.

Installing lighting can also make your yard more safe. Don't risk causing an injury by stumbling around in the dark. Pools, sidewalks, steps, toys, and low hanging plants can be made visible and less hazardous at night with soft outdoor lighting. The more lights, the safer your outdoor area can be.

A well lit yard can also exude a feeling of security. By installing lights with motion detectors, a dark landscape can be filled with bright light when someone enters the property. This can keep your family safe as well as deter would-be criminals from trespassing. It can also be much harder for someone to hide in a yard with lighting.

There are a variety of options when choosing outdoor lighting designs. While working with our professionals, we will discuss your specific outdoor lighting needs and desires.

To add eye-appeal and function to your outdoor area contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 to shed a whole new light on your landscaping for years to come.