Dreaming Big With Hardscape: How to Make Your Royal Oak Yard Look Bigger

If you live in Royal Oak, you’re probably aware of the creativity and ingenuity of the city.  Royal Oak is a city where you can find small businesses nestled in between bigger, more well-known names. The homes in Royal Oak can range from oversized to quaint sized homes with even smaller yards.

If your Royal Oak yard is smaller than you like, that doesn’t mean that you can’t put the touch of creativity into it that Royal Oak is known for. Using hardscape, you can make your Royal Oak yard look larger, but more importantly, put your own personal touches on it.

What Is Hardscape?

Hardscape refers to any man-made elements in landscaping architecture. Hardscape often stands out against the vegetation of landscaping to help create the perfect balance between nature and comfort. Some examples of hardscaping elements include:

  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Pool Decks
  • Outdoor Rooms

Using Hardscaping In a Small Backyard

Adding elements of hardscaping to your yard can actually make your yard look bigger. There are many ways to use hardscape in your Royal Oak yard without making it look crowded. Here are a few ideas for even the smallest yards.

  • Add layers to your yard to create different visual layers. There are several ways to add layers to your Royal Oak yard. One great option is to use retaining walls. Retaining walls are generally used to hold back soil at the bottom of a slope, but gravity retaining walls are built to stand with only it’s own weight as support. Having retaining walls strategically placed can help create visual layers that make your yard look larger, while also separating areas of your yard to create more usable space.
  • Use natural looking elements to allow your hardscape to blend seamlessly with your landscape. If you’re worried that you don’t have enough space in your yard for hardscaping and landscaping, the best thing to do is blend the two together. Using natural stone to line your garden is one great way to do so. If you have retaining walls in your yard, plant flowers that hang down to beautifully mesh the natural and man-made elements.
  • Combine your patio with a small pavilion. Just because you may not have room for a large deck in your backyard doesn’t mean that you can’t create a space to spend time with family and friends. A small patio area can be combined with a pavilion to create an open and inviting atmosphere. Pavilions come in many sizes and designs that can fit your Royal Oak yard, while also protecting you and your family from the elements.  
  • Add a touch of creativity to your walkways. Personalizing the walkways in your yard is a great way to add a touch of creativity to your yard. Whether you decide to add brick paver lighting to your walkway to create a soft glow or use smooth natural stone along your walkway, these small details can make a world of difference.

Even if your Royal Oak yard is small, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add your own personal touch to your yard.  Here at AVC Services, Inc., we can help you design and install elements of hardscape to create your dream yard. Give us a call today at (248) 648-5899 to learn what we can do for you!