Hardscape Ideas for Low-Maintenance Yards

14 Jan 2021 Landscape Services

If you are wanting to create a beautiful outdoor space in your backyard but do not have the time or energy to put into maintaining plants and foliage, installing hardscapes might be the best option for you. At Jovak Landscape & Design, they want to help you create the best outdoor space for your particular wants and needs. That is why their professional team has put together a list of hardscape ideas for low-maintenance yards.

1. Fire Pit or Fireplace

Installing an outdoor fireplace or fire pit can be a great way to increase the overall enjoyability of your outdoor living space, while also allowing you to expand your outdoor entertaining options. Fire pits allow you to enjoy the open space in your backyard throughout the year, while fireplaces are a great option for adding ambiance to a covered deck or patio space.

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2. Artificial Grass

Artificial grass or synthetic turf can give your yard the look and feel of natural green grass all year long without the maintenance and water required for real grass. Installing artificial turf in your backyard will allow you to enjoy the benefits associated with having a natural lawn, as well as the benefits of hardscaping such as limited weeds, reduced water usage, and less time spent on yard work.

3. Guest Parking Area

If you are looking to reduce the amount of grass you currently have in your front yard, consider adding more parking space. Creating a guest parking area is a great option for people who love entertaining family and friends, as well as for people who have an extra vehicle, such as a work truck, that is used frequently.

4. Outdoor Kitchen

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard space will allow you to better entertain family and friends, especially during the summer months. Consider including a mini fridge, BBQ, and pantry to your outdoor kitchen to get the full effect.

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5. Gazebo

If you have a large enough backyard space, having a gazebo installed can help you minimize the amount the grass that needs to be maintained while also allowing you to create an additional space that can be used for anything from meditation and yoga to curling up with a good book.

6. Oversized Chessboard

If you are looking to jazz up your outdoor space by incorporating a unique feature, consider installing an oversized outdoor chessboard. Doing so will help minimize the size of the lawn and will provide your family and friends with a great hangout spot.

If you would like to learn about more hardscape ideas for low-maintenance yards, or if you are interested in one of their landscape services, please contact Jovak Landscape & Design at 604-866-7186 or by filling out a contact form on their website. You can also stay up to date with the latest landscape design news by following them on Facebook.