Hardscaping elements such as paver patios, retaining walls, and outdoor kitchens can significantly improve your property value, increase curb appeal, and make your home the perfect place for entertaining or relaxing. However, it’s easy to make critical mistakes if you’ve never had hardscape work rendered at your home, so here are some of the top ones to be aware of:
1. Lack of Planning
The biggest mistake when installing hardscaping is not having a plan. You need to ensure all elements will fit within your property and have the capacity to entertain friends and family, and other guests. Create a plan (ideally a formal design) that includes all features and options you want on your property to ensure everything fits and matches.
It’s also essential to check your city’s building regulations. Some projects may require pulling a permit or specific licenses.
2. Neglecting Problems
Problems worsen the longer you neglect them. One example would be cracks that can occur with traditional concrete leading to potential structural issues and hindering aesthetics as weeds can sprout in the cracks. With properly installed pavers, this is rarely an issue.
The sooner you combat issues, the less costly the repair or replacement will be. Taking care of these issues early on ensures your paved surface, block wall or outdoor living space stays in good condition for years to come.
3. Improper Water Management
You must also consider water management for your outdoor space, whether you have water features or potted plants. Without a way for water to drain away from your property, it collects in your yard and disrupts its well-maintained appearance.
Install a rain garden or consider a yard drainage collection mechanism to prevent a soggy yard and keep your landscape looking and performing at its peak.
Avoid making these detrimental mistakes by scheduling a consultation with the professional team at Peters’ Patio & Landscape today. We can help you achieve your front and backyard dreams.