Winters in North Carolina are usually dry and mild, which makes it the perfect time to complete hardscape projects. In addition, most of your plants will be dormant, which makes it easier to avoid causing damage during installation. Perhaps best of all, your new hardscape spaces will be ready to use as soon as spring arrives. Here are five hardscape projects that are perfect for undertaking during the winter months.
1. Add a Walkway
Natural stones and pavers can be used to add walkways that help to direct foot traffic and create defined spaces. You can install a walkway that leads up to the main entrance of the house, directs people to other areas of the garden or landscape or leads to a patio gathering space. Not only does a walkway create visual interest, it can also help to manage weeds and keep your yard neat and tidy.
2. Install a Patio
The best way to increase your outdoor living space and make the most of your landscape is by installing a patio where you can enjoy meals and visit with friends and family. Since North Carolina has mild temperatures throughout much of the year, you will get plenty of use out of your patio. The design options are practically limitless and you can choose the perfect materials that will complement your home and plants.
3. Build a Fire Pit
A fire pit is another great hardscaping project that will add a focal point and create a clear gathering place. It can warm up cool evenings and provide the perfect place to make smores. With different iron, metal and stone options, you can create a unique fire pit that reflects your personal style and taste.
4. Create an Outdoor Kitchen
While this is a more ambitious hardscape project, it is a great way to add value to your home and take advantage of outdoor space. You can create a permanent grill area, add a fridge, install and pizza oven and create plenty of dining space. This will allow you to entertain guests without having to go back and forth from the house. It is a luxurious way to enjoy your landscape.
5. Add a Gazebo
If you have a larger garden or landscape, you can create separate seating areas away from the house. Adding a gazebo will create a quiet retreat where you can relax after a long day and enjoy some privacy.
If you have been wanting to tackle a hardscape project, winter is the perfect time to get started. Landscapers aren’t as busy, which means that they can more easily work around your schedule and quickly complete your project. To learn more about design possibilities and get a free quote, call the experts at JT’s Landscaping today. Our team of experienced professionals can help make your hardscape project a success from start to finish.