Water is essential to the health of our lawns and gardens, and our irrigation system is what ensures our plants and flowers get the water they need to flourish. For southeastern Pennsylvania homeowners, the beauty of our seasons gives us plenty of opportunity to show off those lawns and gardens, so keeping them well-irrigated is an absolute must.Read more
Any southeastern Pennsylvania homeowner will tell you that a major benefit of living in the region is the ability to enjoy outdoor spaces most of the year round. Each season has its own beauty, and with the right attention to landscaping, your outdoor space can be an oasis, a gathering place, and a source of enjoyment for family and friends from the first bloom of spring to the cozy nights of late autumn.
Of course, softscaping—the plants and flowers and shrubs and trees you incorporate into your outdoor space—is key to creating a welcoming and beautiful experience. But hardscaping—the more permanent aspects like walkways, patios, walls, and benches—are just as important for setting the tone and bringing the space to life.
In previous articles, we’ve talked about the many ways that stone can be used to enhance your hardscaping, from pathways to patios, benches to water features, steps to garden borders, and more. We’ve also talked about the different types of stone that are most commonly used in hardscaping, like flagstone, limestone, slate, and stone aggregate.
In this article, we’ll turn our attention to the benefits of using stone as part of your overall landscaping. Here are our top five favorite reasons to make stone a centerpiece of your outdoor space:
Stone aggregate is prized in the world of landscaping for its many benefits. Many southeastern Pennsylvania homeowners choose to incorporate stone aggregate into their hardscaping for its aesthetic appeal, natural ability to promote better drainage, versatility, durability, ease of installation, and introduction of different sizes, shapes and textures into the design of their outdoor spaces.
In our last article, we talked about what stone aggregate it, what the benefits are of using stone aggregate in landscaping, and just a few of the many different types of stone aggregates homeowners can opt to use, from pea gravel and beach pebbles to crushed gravel and river rocks. In this article, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite uses for stone aggregate for landscaping projects.Read more
The homes of southeastern Pennsylvania are famous for their beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces. With a climate that allows for a great variety of plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs, the area’s gardens, patios, and lawns can be enjoyed throughout much of the year.
To accompany the beautiful diversity of softscaping, there are also many hardscaping options that allow homeowners to express their style, add even more value to their homes, and enhance their enjoyment of their outdoor spaces.
In our last article, we discussed several of the different types of stones commonly used in landscaping, and the sorts of projects they can be used in, from flagstone patios and sandstone steps to limestone and slate walkways. In this article, we’ll explore another stone option for your hardscaping projects: the use of stone aggregates.Read more
In our last article, we talked about some of the types of stone that are most popular for use in outdoor spaces: the natural beauty of flagstone, the versatile ease of sandstone, the subtle elegance of limestone, and the unique sophistication of slate. Stone is prized for its durability, natural aesthetic, incredible range of colors and styles, and the limitless ways it can be used to enhance landscaping.
In this article, we’ll talk about some of the ways that homeowners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are incorporating stone into their outdoor spaces to upgrade their look, value, and functionality. While the possibilities are endless, here are just a few of our favorites:Read more