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Backyard Hardscape Contractors In Your Area

How much do landscape designers typically cost?

  • Ashburn, VA Average
  • Typical Range
    $1,850 - $6,248
  • Low End - High End
    $450 - $10,000

While you might use the term "landscape" to refer to your entire yard, for the pros, "landscape" refers to the soft or living things in your yard's design such as plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. The other items such as stone benches, paths, patios, and outdoor fireplaces are called "hardscape".

When considering your front or backyard design, don't limit yourself to the basics like plants and a patio. A local hardscaping company can design and construct the ultimate outdoor living space that includes a variety of hardscape features including:

  • Stone retaining walls
  • Fencing
  • Gravel or stone walkways
  • Patios - not just concrete but tile, flagstone, and brick
  • Arbors and gazebos
  • Steps
  • Decks and pergolas

Hardscape installers near you know how to build you a beautiful backyard with materials that work best in your region . If you do a lot of entertaining, they can recommend the perfect layout of benches, patios, and paths. If your backyard has a swimming pool and a beautiful garden, they can integrate hardscaping with them. They can also save you money on materials and transportation costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does hardscaping cost?

Hardscaping costs anywhere between $1,200 and $25,000 or more. That wide range is largely due to the many types of installation projects that fall into this category.

Hardscaping Installation Project Costs:

  • Fence: $1,600 - $3,900
  • Patio or pathway: $1,800 - $5,000
  • Retaining wall: $2,900 - $7,800
  • Pergola: $3,000 - $5,000
  • Deck: $4,100 - $10,600
  • Covered patio enclosure: $8,400 - $24,400

What is the difference between hardscaping and landscaping?

Hardscaping describes the physical structures in your yard made of materials like concrete, brick and stone. Landscaping consists of the living elements, from grass and flowers to bushes and trees. Most properties consist of a mix of both.

Does hardscaping add value to my home?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and National Association of Landscaping Professionals (NALP) cite 4 ways in which hardscaping adds value to your home:

  1. Increased curb appeal: entry ways, fencing, stone walls
  2. Creating more usable space: in your yard (decks, patios, walkways)
  3. Erosion prevention: retaining walls, drainage systems
  4. Increased privacy: retaining wall, fencing

How can I find a good hardscaping contractor?

A few simple steps can help you find a good hardscaping contractor:

  1. Start with an idea of what you want but keep your mind open to other ideas.
  2. Check online ratings and reviews of local hardscaping companies.
  3. Select 3-5 companies to call and talk with.
  4. Ask for a free consultation on your property.
  5. Request and evaluate previous hardscaping work.
  6. Inform yourself about the company's capabilities and availability.
  7. Ask about license and insurance for your home state.
  8. Review the quote carefully for any hidden fees.
  9. Ask about guarantees and warranties for any work.
  10. Build a timeline that works for you and the contractor.