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Key Benefits of Hardscaping

The main benefit for adding hardscaping to your property is the entertainment value. Our skilled design experts will help you create an outdoor living space that will be aesthetically pleasing and extend your usable living space, making it easier to entertain family and guests. Hardscaping features also lower the amount of maintenance needed compared to landscaping features, and will save you in water costs!

Transform Your Property With Elegant Hardscaping

A beautiful hardscape design can transform the look of both residential and commercial landscapes from the ordinary to the extraordinary and add a little something extra to your property. Whether that’s increasing the curb appeal of your business, or enhancing the property value of your home.

Residential & Commercial

We offer our landscape design services for both residential and commercial clients alike. From large suburban lots, to acreages, to commercial properties, we are accommodating of all different budgets and designs.

Free Consultation & Design

Unlike many companies, we take the time you draw out your property, implement a design vision, and breakdown the details of the entire proposed project – free of charge. The drawings are then yours to do with as you please. We know another company will not be able to produce the same finished product that we can.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our senior landscape architect personally designs and manages each and every project. With over 15 years of experience in construction, we specialize in transforming all kinds of outdoor areas into beautiful properties.

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Hardscaping Frequently Asked Questions

What is hardscaping?

Hardscaping refers to any non-living elements of your home’s outdoor design –– from patios and benches to swimming pools and outdoor kitchens. Hardscaping organizes, defines, and beautifies your home’s exterior space with both functional and decorative additions. Installation of hardscaping can be difficult. Due to the hard work involved, we recommend scheduling hardscape projects during the spring or fall seasons.

What are some examples of hardscaping?

Some examples of hardscaping include:

  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Retaining walls
  • Walkways or sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Benches
  • Gravel paths
  • Pavers
  • Arbors or gazebos
  • Pergolas
  • Water fountains
  • Steps
  • Fire pits or fireplaces
  • Porches
  • Borders and edging
  • Landings
  • Outdoor showers, kitchens, & lighting
  • Sheds and storage
  • Facades
What's the difference between hardscaping and landscaping?

Hardscaping refers to all of the non-living elements in your design such as decks and patios, driveways, exterior hardware and facades, gravel, fences and gates, outdoor lighting, retaining walls, sheds and storage, and swimming pools.

Landscaping, on the other hand, refers to all of the living elements in your design such as grass, plants, trees, and flowers.

When combined, both hardscaping and landscaping allow you to develop and curate a cohesive theme through style, colours, materials, and furniture in your outdoor living space. As professional landscape designers, we recommend homeowners plan the whole outdoor space design before starting to build. Take a look at some of the landscaping projects in Calgary and Sherwood Park that were completed by our team of outdoor design experts.

What is exterior hardscape?

Exterior hardscape refers to the decorative hardware and facade of your home that can make or break your home’s curb appeal. It covers both the macro and micro aspects of your outdoor space.

Examples of these decorative additions include house numbers, doorbells, latches, hinges, knockers, mailboxes, cable railings, spigots for garden hoses, paint colours, roof tiles, window details, doormats, wooden shutters, entryway lighting, outdoor wall lights, facade facelifts, wood siding, roofs, window boxes, ribbon driveways, and vines and climbers.

Which areas in Alberta do you provide hardscaping services?

Yes, it can! Hardscaping allows you not only to increase the property value of your home, but it significantly enhances your home’s curb appeal. Homes with aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor spaces have tangible entertainment value for entertaining family members or guests and hosting events that drive up the price of your home.

Newhart Landscaping services several locations across Alberta –– Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton.

We specialize in a variety of hardscaping services including:

  • Paver patios
  • Walkways
  • Sidewalks
  • Fire pits
  • Fireplaces
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Steps
  • Porches
  • Landings
  • Flower beds
  • Exterior lighting
  • Borders and edging
  • Driveways
  • Retaining walls
  • Water features, and much more.

Newhart Landscaping also offers a variety of other residential and commercial landscaping services including irrigation and draining, and synthetic grass installation.

Newhart Landscaping provides you with an in-depth consultation completely free of charge! The consultation includes a proper assessment of your property, building a design vision, and providing you with a detailed breakdown of the entire project. Newhart Landscaping’s team has over 15 years of experience of construction; is fully licensed and insured in landscaping, fencing, and deck building; and has a customer satisfaction guarantee.

How much does hardscaping cost?

Hardscaping costs may vary significantly depending on the features you want to have, how those features compliment your lifestyle, and the size of your property.

The average costs for landscaping, including hardscaping, in Canada, are between $1,809 to $6,901 for smaller individual projects and over $20,000 for larger, more complex projects covering a larger area. Some sources suggest budgeting about 5 to 10 percent of your home's overall value on landscaping, and subsequently, hardscaping.

However, choosing the wrong landscaping company may easily cost you more money than necessary while failing to meet your expectations. At Newhart Landscaping, we believe that regardless of your budget, there is a hardscaping plan for you. Contact us to get a quote!

What are some of the hardscaping materials you use?

Some of the hardscaping materials that we use are flagstone, cobblestone, paving stones, and brick. These materials are not only weather-proof and durable, but when installed correctly, can be beautiful and modern additions to any property. Our hardscaping materials also come in a variety of styles, colours, and sizes so that is customized to your property and your design.

What hardscaping services do you provide?

At Newhart Landscaping we cover just about any hardscaping services you may want including:

  • Patios: A new custom backyard patio transforms the look and feel of any outdoor space. We offer a range of patio options including paver patios, stone patios, brick patios, and concrete patios. Click here for more information on types of patios we build
  • Design and Planning: Tap into our decades of landscape design experience to create that perfect space. We provide rough sketches of the outdoor space with added features, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, patios, fencing, decks, sheds, fountains, and more to help customers visualize their new space and adjust as necessary. This service is complete with preliminary concepts and cost estimates of options to address site conditions and client goals.
  • Retaining Walls: Redefine the lay of the land with a durable retaining wall. We construct stone retaining walls, stack stone walls, brick walls, and modular block walls in a wide selection of material, styles, colours, and sizes that are built to last. Click here to learn more about the types of retaining walls we design and build.
  • Exterior Lighting: Add mood lighting to change the look and feel of your property. We offer a wide range of quality exterior lighting products that provide security, safety, design, and functionality. Click here to learn more
  • Artificial Grass: Are you tired of cutting your grass? Go artificial. We offer Bella Turf artificial grass that is durable, low maintenance, and ultra-realistic. Click here to learn more