When talking about landscaping, hardscaping is generally anything that is not vegetation. Hardscapes are man-made features or structures that may be constructed from manmade or natural elements. There are many different hardscapes that you will see in front of back yards. Decks, patios, walkways, driveways, fireplaces, walls, and steps are all examples of hardscapes.
Landscaping Ideas for Asheville
Living in Asheville means you probably live on some kind of slope. And if you live in the mountains, you likely have some experience with stormwater runoff. That kind of environment requires landscaping ideas to deal with:
- A driveway that winds its way down to the street
- A front yard that slopes gently from your porch to the sidewalk
- A steep slope in your backyard that raises the hair on anyone afraid of heights
- Countless other types of slopes on your property
Landscaping ideas that target steep slope construction, soil erosion control and the balance between ecological soundness and aesthetic beauty are not common. In fact, Ambrose Landscapes is one of the few professional landscape contractors in the Asheville area to combine residential stormwater management experience with the certifications and licenses to back it up.
Enjoy these videos below of a professional who’s called upon regularly to fill in the blanks for local engineers and builders. After extensive coursework in steep slope design and residential stormwater management, countless hours with local farmers, and using stone landscaping ideas to fit mountain properties, Steve Ambrose has a lot to share with you.
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Installing hardscapes, like patios, walls, and outdoor fireplaces, provides great additions to your outdoor living space, as well as adding value to your home. Of course, there can be quite an investment required to have hardscaping features constructed, including the costs of designing, materials and labor. However, you’ll find that the investment is often one […]
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