Hardscape Design: A Landscaping Art Form To Complement Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Nature
When you take time to be outdoors on your own property, you breathe in the fresh air and bask in the colors of nature. Maybe you putter around in your garden, enjoying the feel of dirt under your feet. Your shade tree beckons to you on a hot, sunny afternoon. The natural elements are what you look for in your landscape. The landscape architects at Pleasant Landscapes believe in highlighting the natural elements on your Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina residential property by complimenting them with non-living elements such as concrete, stone, brick, wood, and metal. When we landscape with things that are not natural, we call it hardscaping. Patios, concrete walkways, and stone walls are all common examples of hardscapes. Hardscape elements often define different areas of your landscape, or they add organization to the overall design. Many times we install hardscaping because it makes outdoor living more convenient and practical. It can also be decorative and beautiful. Learn more about the different types of hardscaping we install.
Concrete Transforms Your Landscape With Style
Take a closer look at the beauty and versatility of concrete. From driveways to pool decks, concrete can turn your outdoor space into a stylish and practical living space. Concrete is much more than boring gray slabs. It can be textured, colored, or patterned to create an intricate and inviting look that shines with personality. Use concrete to beautify these different elements of your landscape:
- parking pads
- pool decks
- outdoor living spaces
- outdoor fireplaces
Explore the Different Options in Concrete
The options for patios, pool decks, and other outdoor living spaces are endless when you choose to hardscape with concrete pavers. From acid-etch stains and color admixtures to concrete etching and overlays, the science and art of concrete appeals to many homeowners. Acid, polymer and other chemical stains are not paints or coatings; they are a coloring process that initiates a chemical reaction with a cementitious surface.
Another option is a water-based concrete stain. These are typically composed of acrylic resins that do not react chemically with cementitious materials. Instead, they deeply penetrate the concrete surface, thus coloring it and protecting it against harmful elements. Water-based acrylics resist fading and abrasion and comply with even the strictest air quality regulations due to their very low VOC (volatile organic compound) content.
Have you ever heard of tabby concrete? Tabby was a type of concrete first made in the seventeenth century. It was created by burning oyster shells to create lime, then mixing it with water, wood ashes, local sand and broken oyster shells. Actually, Beaufort, South Carolina was both the primary center and the location of the earliest British tabby in the southeastern United States. Examples of tabby's history include a smokehouse on Botany Bay Plantation, located on Edisto Island in South Carolina. Beaufort County, South Carolina, is thought to be home to the most tabby ruins, including Retreat Plantation where the tabby ruins extend 150 feet and stand three stories high.
Now, when we talk of tabby concrete, we talk about a hybrid of the original that has been strengthened to be more resilient. Today's tabby concrete has broken shells visible in the finished product as a nod to the oyster shells used in the original concrete. It is commonly used in driveways, stairs, fountains, and outdoor fireplaces.
Combine Elements for a Unique Installation
One hardscape solution we find particularly attractive is a walkway constructed of stone. Choose from paving stones, flagstone or bluestone. Or, be a little different and combine stone with pavers and concrete! Whichever technique you choose to fit your vision and budget, our landscape installation crew will fit it perfectly into your landscape.
Replace Old, Unattractive Concrete Elements with Something You Love
Does your home already have elements of concrete that have seen better days? Give your landscape a fresh new look by replacing that old, uninviting, cracked concrete with a new and durable installation from Pleasant Landscapes. Our products are always high quality, and our service is always first rate. We aim to please! See more about our Service Guarantee and Customer Service Commitment.
Hardscape Your Patio Area for a Stunning, Durable Outdoor Space
Convert the Different Levels of Your Landscape with a Retaining Wall
Use Water with Hardscaping for a Relaxing, Natural Effect
Fences Surround Your Landscape with Style
Dream Big with Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Hardscaping
Hardscaping can be an affordable and attractive enhancement to your landscape. Pleasant Landscapes has the experience and skill to create the hardscaping element that you've been dreaming of installing into your residential property. We work all over the greater Charleston, South Carolina area, including Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, and more. Take a peek at some of the exciting hardscaping projects we have completed in the past.
Would you like to meet with us to discuss a landscaping project? Please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Rest easy with landscape services from Pleasant Landscapes. From lawn care, tree care and plantings to seasonal clean-up, your property will always be pristine.