Hardscaping Services

A beautifully designed and executed hardscape project enhances the beauty of your property while adding functionality. It can also increase the value of your home.Hardscape

Hardscape elements such as patios and outdoor kitchens extend the usable space around your house, increasing your options for entertaining and relaxing. Keep reading the article below to learn more about Hardscaping Services.

Unlike plants, hardscape materials require less maintenance. This allows you to focus your energy on a smaller area of the landscape while maintaining an attractive property.

Patios are the perfect outdoor living space that create a transition between your home and yard. They’re also ideal for socializing and entertaining guests. They can be built on your front or backyard and feature a variety of designs. A patio can include a fire pit, grill surround, water feature, or even a pergola. A patio also adds dimension to your yard and accentuates your home.

A hardscape is any non-plant structure in your landscape, including retaining walls, walkways, driveways and patios. A hardscape is constructed from stone, wood, bricks, concrete or other similar materials. Landscaping Services incorporate these elements into your yard to add function, definition and beauty to your outdoor space.

Incorporating the right amount of hardscaping into your property is important to maintain the appearance and value of your home. Excessive hardscape can look cold and uninviting, so be sure to mix it with soft landscaping like shrubbery, flowers and trees to balance it out.

Hardscapes help manage drainage in your yard. They prevent soft muddy soil that degrades your lawn and can be damaging to your home’s foundation. They also add structure to your garden, making it easier to navigate through your yard and keep your plants organized.

Hardscapes are long-lasting, but they need regular maintenance to ensure they last. A fresh coat of stain or sealant is vital to protect your hardscape from weathering, chipping and cracking. Regular maintenance also includes weeding, resurfacing and refilling gaps with new pavers when needed.


A well-designed walkway can be a great way to connect outdoor features, create a meandering path through your garden or simply guide you and your guests around your property. They can also make your yard and home safer for those who are less mobile or those with mobility challenges. Whether you need a simple path from your front door to the backyard or a more elaborate layout connecting different elements of your landscape, we can help you build a beautiful, functional pathway.

Walkways are generally less formal than a patio or other hardscape design and can be made of a variety of materials. The best material for your walkway will depend on where it is located and what its primary purpose is. For example, a walkway that leads to your front door is going to need a more formal material such as flagstone or pavers, while a walkway that leads to the back of your house might be more suitable for gravel or other natural steppers.

For a more elegant look, we can even build you a stone staircase to elevate your walkway and add some extra flair to the area. This type of hardscape feature is perfect for high foot traffic areas that would otherwise cause wear and tear to your lawn or grass.

The cost of your walkway will vary depending on the size and material you choose as well as the complexity of the project and any special masonry skills required for installation. However, a typical pathway will cost between $8-10 per square foot.

Almost Perfect Landscaping can build your walkway from a wide range of material including pavers, bricks and concrete. We can even use a variety of other material such as gravel to create a more unique look. Regardless of the material you choose, we can ensure it will be professionally installed and built to last for years to come. Contact us today to get started on your hardscape project. We can’t wait to help you transform your outdoor space into a comfortable place for friends and family to gather.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are not only a decorative and functional landscaping feature but also a way to correct drainage problems, prevent soil erosion, add usable space and increase the value of your property. They can be built of concrete blocks, stones or wood, with the material selected based on your aesthetic preference.

Retaining wall construction can be complex, requiring careful consideration of factors like slope, soil type and drainage patterns. Proper planning ensures a sturdy and safe structure that can resist the horizontal – or lateral – earth pressure exerted against the wall.

The main function of retaining walls is to help reduce soil erosion. By preventing rainwater from flowing down your sloped property, they can keep soil in place and reduce the risk of runoff and landslides. Retaining walls can also be used to create terraces on your sloping property, providing more usable space for gardens and other landscape features.

Our hardscaping experts use a number of techniques when building retaining walls. For example, steps are often included within the wall to improve accessibility and allow you to move between different areas of your garden with ease. They can also be designed with slip-resistant materials to ensure the safety of anyone who uses them.

Another option is to build a living retaining wall, which allows you to plant greenery and flowers directly into the walls. This gives you the ability to turn your retaining wall into a beautiful and colorful part of your landscape, which can also provide additional benefits such as air purification and temperature regulation.

If you are interested in adding a retaining wall to your home, contact our experts today to discuss the options available and receive a quote. We will work closely with you to design a retaining wall that meets your needs while complementing the overall style of your property. With our help, you can transform your outdoor space into a relaxing and functional area that you will love spending time in.


Fireplaces and fire pits can transform your outdoor space and extend your entertaining season. They add focal points and warmth that captivate guests, while the dancing flames create the perfect setting for conversation and sharing stories. They also provide a backup heat source during unforeseen power outages. Whether you’re looking for a simple fire pit or an elaborate masonry build, there is a solution for every budget and design aesthetic.

Choosing the right fire feature for your property will depend on a number of factors, such as location and zoning restrictions. It’s also important to consider how the feature will fit in your landscape design, including proximity to other landscape elements and modes of egress.

A landscape contractor will be able to help you determine the best size and placement for your fire feature. They’ll take into account the size of your yard, surrounding structures and trees, as well as if you want the feature to be wood or gas-powered. If the fire feature will be powered by gas, your landscape professional will install a gas line and a chimney system. They’ll also ensure the materials you choose are safe for the heat of your fireplace and that the feature will meet all building codes and fire safety standards.

If you’re looking to save money, a kit fireplace is the way to go. These pre-formed, outdoor fireplaces can be finished with brick, stone or cobble that will match your hardscape design and integrate seamlessly into your landscape. They are usually built from a metal frame, so they’re easier to install than a masonry fireplace. However, if you’re planning to use your fireplace as a backup heat source in the event of an outage, it’s best to work with a masonry expert.

Both wood and gas-powered fireplaces require regular maintenance to keep them clean and safe to use. They must be properly swept and cleaned, and they should be regularly inspected by a professional chimney sweep. They should also be kept at least 10 feet away from combustible materials, such as paper and fabric.