How Masonry Services Can Add To Your Overall Landscape Design

When most people think of landscaping, they think of the grass and the trees, and of course, the beds filled with colorful flowers and bushes.  No matter how beautiful all of these elements may be, there is almost nothing that adds to the enjoyment of your property more than hardscape elements that have been well designed by a masonry contractor.

Sure, it’s great to be able to look out at the branches swaying in the breeze, the colorful buds popping up from the ground and the sprawling expanse of lush green lawn, but without the more functional elements, such as a patio or deck, meandering walkways and more, it will be hard to do much more than just stare out the window at the surrounding beauty.

One of the most popular elements added to today’s backyards are patios.  These additions can be as beautiful as they are functional, providing you with another attractive sight on your property to enjoy while also offering you with the functionality and space so you can get outside and really enjoy the great outdoors.  Patios can be designed in just about any shape or size and can be installed using a wide variety of materials to suit your taste and budget.  Choose from options such as pavers, bricks, natural stone, concrete and more.  No matter what you select, you’re likely to be happy that you added this versatile element to your outdoor space.

It’s best if you can find a contractor that combines the best of both worlds – offering both masonry and landscape design services.  In this way, you can have your hardscape features seamlessly designed alongside your landscape elements to create a cohesive and finished look that will perfectly complement each element.

If you do this, you can feel confident not only in the design process but in the fact that things will be done in the right order and without disturbing work that has already been done.  For example, you won’t have to worry about having the ground excavated or leveled alongside your new walkway if you’re laying a new lawn, ruining a job that was just completed, because the same contractor will be responsible for both jobs and will know what order makes the most sense, between excavating the surrounding area and installing the new walkway, so that nothing is damaged or disturbed.

There are a number of other elements that you will want to consider when planning your overall outdoor design.  For example, if you already have a pool or are planning on installing one, you’ll want to make sure that you have adequate space set up around the main focal point for relaxing and entertaining.  This will be in the form on a pool surround that may stand alone or may seamlessly flow into an adjacent patio.  If your yard gets a lot of sun, you may also want to consider having a pergola installed or adding a few shade trees to your landscaping to provide a respite from the sun.

No matter what elements you choose to include in your backyard design, adding a few hardscape features that are designed and installed by an experienced masonry contractor can go a long way in providing you with not only beautiful, but functional outdoor spaces to enjoy all year round.

For more information about the masonry and landscape services offered by Millenium Stoneworks in Colts Neck, Holmdel, and Rumson NJ and Staten Island, call 732-519-1112.

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