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Improve Curb Appeal with Hardscaping

by Sandy Boswell 10/30/2019

Image by Tim Cooper from Unsplash

If your lawn and garden area is full of lush, thriving trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers, you're probably proud of it's appearance and of all the hard work you've put in to get it that way. However, you may also have a nagging feeling that it's missing something, but you can't quite put your finger on what that might be — and that something could very well be hardscaping elements. Hardscaping is anything that provides aesthetic appeal and/or functionality to your outdoor living space that isn't in the form of vegetation. It provides dimension, texture, and boundary definitions. The best hardscaping combines functionality and appearance. Here's how you can make it happen:

Paved Pathways

Paved pathways can be installed using a variety of materials, including brick, cobblestone, and polished concrete. Design possibilities are almost endless. Some homeowners prefer the sophisticated appearance of polished concrete, while others like to create a picturesque ambiance with old-school cobblestone. Paved pathways also protect your shoes from mud and other debris as well as protect your lawn from the damage that heavy foot traffic can cause.

Decorative Arbors

Decorative arbors provide a delightful way to dress up the entrance to your property or introduce a backyard herb or perennial garden. You can grow vining plants up and over them, such as rambling roses, clematis, or even switch it up every year by planting different vining annuals such as morning glory and nasturtium. During winter, you can keep things interesting by stringing holiday lights on it.

Garden Benches

Garden benches give you and other household members a relaxing place to sit, read, dream, or simply get a rest from lawn and garden chores will enjoying the sunlight on your face and listening to the birds sing. If you opt for a wooden bench, choose one made of weather-resistant wood such as teak or cedar. Stone benches are good choices for areas that receive significant amounts of precipitation — you can always add cushions for softness during the warm season.

Water Features

Waterfalls, ponds, fountains, and raised birdbaths are just three appealing ways to turn your backyard into a personal oasis by adding water features. If you're a nature lover, you'll spend hours enjoying the antics of your feathered friends as they splash in the birdbath, and if you could use a serene respite in your life, a flowing fountain or waterfall provides soothing sounds and serendipitous visuals.

Other hardscaping possibilities include garden statuary, trellises, decorative gates and fences, pergolas, and footbridges.

About the Author
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Sandy Boswell

Hi, I'm Sandy Boswell and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.

I have been a real estate agent since 1998. I have been a multi-million dollar producer most of my years in real estate. I have earned the CRS, GRI, and ABR designations and am a member of the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors, the Rotary Club of West El Paso, the Texas Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and I serve a board member of the Paseodel Este MUD 3. I also am a part-time faculty member of the El Paso Community College.

Having lived In El Paso for most of my life, I attended local schools and graduated from Texas Western College. I received my Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. I taught in the public schools for eighteen years before becoming a realtor.

My family consists of a daughter, Kimberly, and a son, Brent, and their spouses and three amazing grandsons, Joshua, Jeremy, and Ben.

I enjoy working with both sellers and buyers and hope to make their real estate experiences both enjoyable and profitable.El Paso TX Real Estate, Sandy Boswell, Home Pros Real Estate Group My goal is to have a long list of satisfied clients whom I can work with for many years.

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