Hardscape in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
COMMERCIAL HARDSCAPE INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE
The Best Landscapes Are a Balanced Fusion of Hardscapes and Softscapes
U.S. Lawns of Winston-Salem has always recognized there are so many ways we can help our commercial real estate managers and owners use their landscapes to meet their goals. Especially when the hardscape and softscape are working in perfect harmony.
Hardscapes Can Be Great for the Environment
Beyond beautifying the lawn and providing good outdoor gathering places, hardscapes can also add to the landscape in other practical ways.
For instance, many companies are incorporating permeable pavement systems into their landscape. Permeable pavers are interlocking concrete hardscape materials that can be used to construct sidewalks, courtyards, parking lots, driveways, and even streets. Permeable pavers are a cost-effective solution for commercial properties, and they’re a “green” product that can actually help your landscape renew the environment.
Permeable pavement helps with drainage, because the runoff from a rainstorm absorbs into the pavers as opposed to pouring across them. Then, the aggregate substructure beneath the pavers holds the storm water and distributes it slowly back into the ground through a discharge structure, or into a storage tank to be used for irrigation. This system also helps to safely and naturally replenish the groundwater, which contributes to conservation.
Pavers can be made with solar reflective index (SRI) materials, which helps reduce thermal pollution; they are made of concrete and recycled materials that can take a lot of pressure and resist the harsh elements, including deterioration caused by freeze-thaw cycles; and they even assist with illumination so parking lots require less lighting after dark, which means less demand for electricity as well as big savings in energy and money.
Yet, there’s no need to sacrifice aesthetics for the sake of being environmentally friendly and efficient, because pavers are available in a variety of color options, textures, and finishes.
There Are Many Practical Hardscape Elements
Functional hardscape elements you may want to add to your commercial landscape include:
- Retaining walls made of brick, stacked stone, or other masonry to act as a decorative border, provide a natural seating area, and/or retain soil and prevent erosion
- Natural stone, brick, flagstone cement, or interlocking paver patios, sidewalks, and foot paths
- Edging to create distinct borders around plant and flower beds, trees, and hedges
- Arbors, pergolas, or trellises for flowering vines like Clematis, Bougainvillea, Wisteria, Morning Glories, and climbing roses
- Gazebos or decks to provide a good outdoor meeting or gathering space
- Outdoor fireplaces so people can still enjoy the landscape in the brisk weather
- Water features such as fountains or natural stone waterfalls to beautify the landscape and support the surrounding ecosystem
Use Hardscapes to Give New Life to Your Commercial Landscape
U.S. Lawns of Winston-Salem will look at your landscape from your eyes, so we can define what goals you need to achieve and determine the ways your landscape can help you get there. Once we understand your true vision, we’ll create a design that brings together all the softscape elements and hardscape features necessary to give life to that vision. Then we’ll form a strategic plan that works with your budget to make it happen.
Our trained hardscape professionals will be working diligently and responsively throughout the entire construction process. We’ll make sure you receive constant progress updates and will be available to answer your questions and concerns.
Our goal is 100% client retention, so we’re committed to seeing your hardscape construction through to completion and beyond. Contact us today and partner with the nation’s top landscape management experts in building and maintaining your hardscape.