Summer Hardscaping Jobs That Will Bring Your Yard to Life

Summer Hardscaping Jobs That Will Bring Your Yard to Life

Winter is finally gone and summer is just around the corner. As a result, you may be wondering how you can make the most of your space and breathe new life into your yard. After all, you want to enjoy fun summertime activities with family and friends. One way to do this is through summer hardscape design. Below are some hardscaping jobs that are sure to make the most of yard and make your summer one to remember.


A walkway is an essential part of any hardscape design. A walkway is quite literally the path into your yard, where all your landscaping dreams are on display. A well-designed walkway is a perfect segue into your back or front yard. There are plenty of distinctive styles and décor you can use to create the perfect walkway into your backyard landscaping oasis. It can be lined with flowers, statues, or lighting, giving you plenty of options for personalization. They are a wonderful addition to your yard and a great way to spruce up any residential landscaping job.

Intersecting brick pathways surrounded by flowers as an example of summer hardscaping


A well-built firepit truly brings people together. Even during the summer, gathering around a warm fire is a fantastic way to enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends. Firepits are a wonderful centerpiece in any backyard and a place for people to gather, making them a great piece of your summer hardscape design.

Friends sitting around firepit on summer evening


An outdoor pond may not be the first thing people think of when they think of landscape design. However, ponds do fit under the category of hardscape design, as it is built into the ground using rocks or concrete. A pond does require a bit of maintenance but is nonetheless a gorgeous and fascinating addition to any back or front yard. A pond is elegant and a spectacle to look at and is a mesmerizing way to add a bit of natural mystique to your landscaping project.

Patios, Gazebos, and Pergolas

A patio is the heart of any backyard, a place where people gather for meals, drinks, or just to relax while spending time with one another. Patios are a must-have for anyone wanting to turn their yard into a place where people want to spend time. A gazebo is the cherry on top of a patio, as it protects from sunlight and other natural elements, and provides cooling shade for those wanting to spend time outside on a summer day. A patio and gazebo setup is the perfect place to read a book or have a drink outside. As they are so useful, they are a perfect example of how hardscape design can rejuvenate your backyard. Following the implementation of a patio and gazebo, your backyard is sure to become a beautiful place to have some summer leisure.

Patio and Gazebo in backyard, featuring grey wicker chairs, example of summer hardscaping and hardscape design.

Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is an attractive way to restructure a yard. If you wish to have different “levels” in your yard, retaining walls are what you need. Retaining walls are an example of summer hardscaping that allows you to at last make the most of your yard. If a portion of your yard is not level enough but you wish to have more space for summer activities, a retaining wall is a way to do it in a visually appealing way. A skilled landscape professional will turn your flat plain yard into a gorgeous work of art. To read about more reasons to hire a landscape professional, check out last month’s blog.

Retaining walls featuring many planted flowers, example of summer hardscaping and hardscape design.

In short, hardscaping is the ultimate way to make the most of your backyard this summer. If you have been wondering how you can improve your yard with hardscaping, get in touch with Walnut Ridge. We will help turn your vision into reality.