Having hardscape features added to your outdoor space is a great way to add beauty, functionality, and value to your home – especially when the material you chose for the project is natural stone. Stonework is an age-old craft that is as durable as it is unique. It’s also one that requires the skill of […]
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.
The landscaping of your home or business has the potential to write the story you want to tell others about your property. Landscaping also offers several benefits beyond aesthetics, including maintaining the integrity of the local landscape and preventing erosion that harms your property and the environment.
New hardscapes, like patios, walkways, and retaining walls will provide many years of beauty and enjoyment for you and your family. They enhance the appearance of your outdoor living space and can provide valuable functions like preventing soil erosion. The challenge of adding hardscapes to your yard is finding the right hardscaping contractor to bring […]
When you decide to add hardscaping to your outdoor living space, there are some important things to consider when you hire a hardscape contractor. One of the most important things to know is which materials have a warranty, and if your contractor is complying with the specifications set by the manufacturer. It would be absolutely […]
Adding hardscapes to your yard is a great way to improve the overall look of the space, increase the value of your home, and increase your living space. There are many considerations to think about when having hardscapes installed, one of them being whether the installation requires obtaining permits.
You can tell a lot about a home and its owner by the front yard. It’s the first impression of the home that visitors get. A front yard’s design can clue you into the tastes, preferences, creativity, and practicality of the owner. Hardscaping your front yard allows you to create the image you want visitors […]
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.
Hardscaping a patio to your backyard is a great way to expand the living space of your home. Hardscaping is a term that refers to any of the non-living parts of a landscape, like walkways, walls, fire pits, driveways, steps, and of course, patios. Hardscape features are often designed to complement the softscaping, or vegetation, […]
I think most business owners have someone or something – an idea, a book, a photo, a place, or a memory – that sparked their desire to start their business in the first place. Beyond that, there’s something that also keeps it going and inspires them to turn their business into the best possible version […]
You shelled out money to have a functional hardscape installed in your yard, and you want it to last for as long as possible. But, how long does hardscape last in your Western North Carolina yard?