There is perhaps no feature more transformative than a walkway when it comes to hardscaping your outdoor areas. Walkways can turn a boring expanse of empty space into an outdoor landscape with allure and creative flair. It shapes, defines, adds incredible visual appeal, and best of all, it invites you to explore. It beckons to you in a way that no other hardscaping feature can, offering you the tantalizing prospect of discovery as you journey along its path.
A walkway is one of the most versatile features you could add to your landscape in terms of creativity. Your options are practically endless, limited only by your imagination (or that of a helpful designer). Do you want something rustic and natural? Classical and elegant? Chic and modern? No matter what artistic style you have in mind, it can be accomplished. Materials such as natural stone, pavers, tile, brick, wood, concrete, composite materials, or a combination of these elements can be utilized to bring your vision to life. And when it comes to shape, there are simply no rules. A path may be narrow, wide, straight, curved, zig-zag, whatever shape you want it to be.
Walkways also offer terrific functionality. A path may simply lead you on a walk through your surrounding landscape. Or it could lead to a door, patio, garage, deck, or fire pit. It might meander through a garden or lead to a gazebo, pond, pool, or any number of other features. A walkway provides easy accessibility and a stable, sure-footed way for you to transverse your outdoor areas in style without dirtying your shoes or worrying about stepping somewhere you shouldn’t. And beyond being functional, a walkway is also considerate. (Think of every woman who has tried to walk across a lawn in heels).
The Wow Factor
Any home can benefit from the addition of walkways. Well-defined pathways complement the architecture of your house to elevate its appearance and enhance your softscaping, such as flower beds and mulching. This can be subtle or bold, depending on your choices. A path leading from the driveway to the front door or a one that ventures along the side of the home leading to the backyard are two of the most common hardscape features you’ll see. Many modern homes use walkways as an integral component of the entire landscape, tying elements together in an art
If you are looking for a smart way to increase the value of your property, a walkway is an excellent investment that provides a great return on investment and may significantly boost the resale value of your home. If you are thinking about selling, this is a feature that prospective buyers look for. But even if you aren’t, there is also considerable value in adding a feature to your home that your family and friends can appreciate and enjoy for years to come.
Why You Need Nicklaus Landscaping
While D-I-Y efforts can sometimes yield satisfactory results, hardscaping can go terribly wrong if not done correctly. From initial design, ground preparation, choosing the right materials for your environment, permitting, and more, hardscaping is a complex, arduous task that requires skill, knowledge, special tools, time, and hard physical labor. If you want to achieve optimal results, nothing can compare to the services of a professional company like Nicklaus Landscaping, the top-rated landscaper serving Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma counties. Give us a call today, and let’s talk about what we can do for you.