Hardscapes can add color, beauty and texture to your landscaping. And hardscaping should essentially last a lifetime ... if you'd planned correctly.
Depending on the size of your project, you may need an engineer. Check your local building codes.
Mixing and matching materials -- both in color and texture -- can make your hardscaping more effective.
And while cost is always a consideration, be sure not to skimp on prepwork or base materials.
Watch this video -- Part Two in our Hardscaping series -- for more dos and don'ts. And find recommended landscape architects
on Kudzu who can help you plan and install your dream hardscape. Watch Part One