Your Villa Magazine Orange County July-August 2020

D E S I G N + B U I L D Hardscapes are a landscape’s best friend Hardscaping products, including segmental retaining wall units and interlocking concrete pavers, are a landscape’s best friend. Landscape professionals know that hardscapes are the backbone of a great design. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, hardscaping trends for 2020 include geometric patterned designs as well as materials with sleek, modern lines. Luckily, design options abound as hardscapes come in a variety of sizes, shapes, textures and colors. Hardscapes are popular because they outlast materials such as timbers for retaining walls or asphalt for driveway surfaces, says Scott Arnold, general manager of Villa Landscapes in St. Paul, Minnesota. “Hardscape surfaces are durable and low maintenance,” Arnold says. Play well with others Made of colors and textures that mimic and complement natural stone, hardscaping products work well with other materials, like crushed stone, flagstone steppers and natural boulders. Define outdoor areas Hardscapes are great for creating multiple, connected outdoor living spaces. The right design can define areas for grilling, dining and relaxing. In addition, BrandPointContent.com edited by YourVilla Staff | Photo by Belgard Pavers retaining wall systems can be used to create columns, freestanding walls, raised planters and other features that give outdoor rooms definition and functionality. Complement any design A variety of shapes, colors and textures make hardscapes the perfect complement to any architectural design, from an old-world look to minimalist style. Hardscaping products let homeowners shape their yards, while adding color and increasing usable space. ALL DOORS INCLUDE: Dual Pane Tempered Glass Casings Inside and Outside 3" Glass Open Installed Bugs Screen Iron Pulls and Single Deadbolt (619) 751-5857 www.diamondirondoorsca.com One-of-Kind Works of Art / Decade of Experience CUSTOM AND HANDMADE WROUGHT IRON DOORS IRON GATES BALCONIES FOLDING DOORS STAIR RAILINGS $300OFF SUMMER SPECIAL (with this offer) yourvillaorangecounty.com | 15

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