Are you asking yourself what is hardscape? It is simply the use of non-plant elements within a landscape. Say you have decorated the inside of your house with a country décor theme centering around roosters. You have the down-home country charm in your home, but when you approach your home each day, you do not feel your landscape emulates the essence of whom you are. Using your imagination and rooster décor hardscape, you can turn your landscape into the prettiest place in the country.
If you are just starting to landscape, have an ongoing project, or have a flower garden that just needs sprucing up, look at hardscape to give you that country feeling. The vibrant colors affiliated with the rooster décor give you a wide variety to choose from, which especially enhances your garden or entrance during the winter months.
Adding hardscape to your garden or entrance does not have to be expensive. Add a piece at a time or make it a family project involving the kids. Whatever you do, turn the area into something that makes you feel good. When you pull into your drive, you want your personal character to shine and remind you of you!
Think about placement of your hardscape items. Can they be viewed through a window of your home adding to your interior design? Do they compliment the flowers, bushes or trees around them? Do you have a porch or patio that could use a punch of color? When sitting on your porch with a cup of coffee enjoying that first spring country day, does a smile come to your face because you have created your own prettiest place in the country?
While it is true with interior design that when you let your character shine through, you are happy with the outcome of your home décor. It is also true of the outside of your home. By placing such hardscape items as stepping stones, a welcome sign, and a birdhouse in your landscape using the rooster décor theme of your interior, you can add your unique character to the outside piquing your visitor’s curiosity of how the interior of your home is decorated.