How to Create a Successful Hardscape

Hardscaping carries endless possibilities for the average homeowner, whether they want something small and simple or large and elaborate. But how do you introduce hardscaping to your property successfully? How can you ensure the best results? Before you take the plunge, look at the information below and move forward with caution. Need more help or ideas? Don’t hesitate to give us a call.


Think About the Landscaping First

Sit down and think about the entire area surrounding your home. Even if you only want to add a walkway to your front porch, it’s important to take future desires under consideration. If you don’t plan, you will run into roadblocks. For example, if you decide that you want to add a garden a few years later, the walkway may get in the way. Be smart, but don’t overthink and obsess. This will only lead to unneeded stress. Don’t rush and force yourself to make decisions you aren’t ready to make. Take a slow and steady approach to the situation.

Find a Balance

Don’t drop something on the ground and expect it to look like a natural part of the landscaping. If you decide to introduce a hardscaping element to a part of your yard, make sure it looks like it belongs. It should complement where it sits and transition as gracefully as possible – it shouldn’t look random and completely out of place. If you don’t know how to do this, look on the Internet for ideas. There are countless images available to help you select what will work best. You can also visit forums and blogs and ask questions.


Choose Appropriate Materials

Select a style that you want to run with and use that as a guide. For example, maybe you long for an intimate patio. Pick materials that will look good with the interior and exterior of your home. You don’t want to limit yourself by using only one color or texture. Variety is crucial for attractive hardscaping. Once you have your supplies and plans in place, you can cut loose and have fun.

Blue Oak Landscaping is Northern California’s premier landscaping company servicing Butte County and surrounding North State areas such as Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Corning, Red Bluff, Redding, Orland,  Marysville or Sacramento. We’re able to deliver the highest quality landscaping products and services through the combined experience of its employees. We own and operate the newest equipment that allows our seasoned landscapers to do extraordinary projects. Blue Oak installs plants, trees, lawns and irrigation, but our passion lies in our ability to install hardscaping (paved areas like walkways or pavers) and other sought after landscape elements Ready to get some work done? Please call us today at (530) 518-7248 or email


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