and sidewalks are an integral part of the landscape design. They provide
the living areas and access to enjoy the yard.
Many patio and sidewalk options are
available such as, concrete, plain and exposed aggregate, pavestone,
flagstone and wood, just to name a few.
The patios and walkways should add to but
not dominate the landscape. Therefore, the patio and sidewalk are very
important in the planning and design of the yard.
Hardscape is the non-living aspects of the yard such as patios, sidewalks,
arbors, retaining walls and steps. These items provide the foundation of
your landscape and must be planned so that they flow with the yard as well
as perform its specific function.