Quality Over Quantity When It Comes to Hardscaping

Quality Over Quantity When It Comes to Hardscaping

Why upgrade your Colorado Springs yard with a hardscape design? That’s easy; because not only are you improving the look and value of your home, but you’re also adding a low maintenance option to your backyard or front yard design. Hardscapes not only look classy and chic from afar, they are also a lot tamer on the utility bill year-round as well. This type of luxury landscaping also adds extra space to your front yard or backyard, so you have more room on your lot to add fun entertainment features like outdoor fire pits, outdoor kitchens, family friendly fire features and so much more! When you do decide to upgrade your home with an outdoor hardscape design, there are a couple significant things you should know before you hire a local contractor. But first, let’s define hardscaping:

What is Hardscaping?

Colorado Springs Hardscaping InstallersMuch like any type of landscaping, hardscaping entails more of the stone or rock type materials than say the plants or evergreens. It is essentially a landscape with stone or block work built into the yard layout of your home, which exponentially increase aesthetics to your lot overall. Hardscapes typically include items like rock formations, retaining walls, patios, brick walkways, fire pits and outdoor kitchens, among many other projects that can vary due to the nature of the word “custom.” When you invest in a project like hardscaping here in our beautiful state, you add an opportunity for a way for your family to spend more time together outside and enjoy the stunning outdoors. But especially in Colorado, hardscapes face intense, difficult bipolar weather in addition to the normal wear and tear on a daily basis, so the hardscaping designs here must be strong enough to withstand our weather. That’s precisely what Bella’s custom hardscape designers and installers do with every new home they rejuvenate. Not only will you get the custom dream hardscape design for your front or backyard you’ve always wanted, you’ll also know you’ll be getting top-of-the-line rock and stone materials that will always withstand our crazy winters. Hardscaping is a perfect choice for Colorado Springs homeowners.

Investing in A Quality Colorado Springs Hardscaping Company

Quality over quantity is a common sentiment that resonates true in almost every aspect of life. When it comes to landscaping, specifically hardscaping, many experts recommend spending more on well-made items than cheap ones. The typical rule of thumb for most applications, especially hardscaping, is that you basically get what you pay for. Meaning, if you purchase good quality materials and have expert craftsman install them, you’re going to have a yard that lasts a lifetime. If you go for the cheaper choice of materials and subpar installers, you should know the lifetime of that decision won’t last nearly as long as the first. Most clients end up spending more money in the long run for choosing the cheaper choice right off the bat due to repairs, replacements and re-designing or fixings of that low-price landscaping. Here at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs, we pride ourselves in offering our local Colorado Springs customers competitive pricing on all hardscape projects while still delivering their custom design with high-quality materials and craftsmanship from start to finish. We believe in quality and that’s what you’ll get when you hire us.

If you’re looking to add hardscapes to your home this year, don’t hesitate to call the top-rated professional landscaping contractors here at Bella Giardino. Book a consultation appointment today before our calendars are booked up for the year! If you believe in quality over quantity, like us, give our team a call to get one step closer to your dream hardscape.

5 Landscaping Trends to Watch for in 2020

5 Landscaping Trends to Watch for in 2020

What elements of luxury outdoor living spaces will be enriching the yards of Colorado Springs homes for the year 2020? Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs reviews the top 5 most predicted landscape trends for this coming year to give you some new options to ponder. Whether you are still looking for that new landscape design, or you’re looking for some re-design ideas, Bella has some unique yet on trend ideas to fit all home styles.

Last year, in 2019, it was all about metals, pergolas and evergreen gardens. The past 365 days have shown patterns of landscape styles that ran through a more metallic conundrum with structures and pieces alike, while also increasing the use of pergolas or outdoor kitchen spaces. Not to mention the timeless love of utilizing evergreen plants wherever you can to hold strong during our bipolar Colorado weather. All 3 very understandable for our bipolar Colorado weather, but we foresee this coming year a bit different. Our presumptions for 2020 differ from those though, which include a more simplistic approach to the designs. Think low maintenance, less effort, more high-tech. Below are some of Bella Giardino’s top 2020 landscaping trends that will be topping off the effortless upkeep and simple beauty of course Colorado homes:

  1. Low Maintenance Lawns

Think private oasis meets crisp simplistic aesthetic. Low maintenance lawns and poolscapes will be all the rage next year for family gatherings and relaxation hours that will provide homeowners little no hassle with maintaining this area.

  1. Bring Indoor Living Outdoors

2020 Landscaping TrendsA predicted cool trend in 2020 will be all about combining the elements of your comfortable indoor living room and bringing it to the outdoors to enjoy in the Colorado sun. Adding literal living room pieces like sofas, comfortable chairs and throw cushions, and full kitchen sets like islands, ovens and stovetops will be a must.

  1. Smart Technology

Smart technology is everywhere and constantly growing. Now, we have the ability to enhance our home designs by incorporating new technology to our outdoor living spaces. Adding items like hidden stereos and speakers around fire pits, outlets and multi-panel systems around the outdoor kitchen for phone charging abilities and even retractable movie screens on your patio for an at-home theatre will be so popular this next year. Perfectly convenient for everyone.

  1. Porcelain Patio Tiles

Porcelain tiles for outdoor patios are superb for patio flooring and a lovely trend to add to a 2020 landscape. The neatest part about porcelain tiles is that they don’t absorb moisture when it freezes, allowing for expansion, so it lives a good outdoor lifetime of quality, especially in our crazy Colorado weather. Porcelain tile makes your design versatile, durable and element resistant.

  1. Unique Outdoor Lighting 

Sleek, minimalist, linear lighting will be another popular landscaping element in 2020. Illuminate your walkways paths in a more elegant way by installing more hidden lights across the yard. Outlining priority pieces in your outdoor living space with LED light channels that are hidden under sidewalks and patio spaces will provide a more soothing feel to your yard. Venture out and create a different layout of outdoor lights to stand out from your neighbors.

We can’t tell you how excited we are to jump on these new 2020 landscaping trends! Which 2020 landscaping trends do you like best? Our Colorado Springs luxury landscapers have many new ideas in mind, we just need a new yard to implement them on! If you’re interested in any of the new ideas above or have a custom landscape design of your dreams ready to go, give our friendly staff a call today! We have limited spots open for Spring 202 don’t sign up early to claim your project. Give Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs a call today!