Curb appeal is so important in renovating your Calgary home. Exterior projects make up almost 40% of renovations and can include jobs like roofing, deck or patio installation, siding, foundation work, landscaping, fencing, garage building, exterior painting, sidewalk or driveway work, and gutters or eavestrough improvements.
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Woodwork (Decks, Fences, Arbors etc)
Concrete (flat, stamped etc)
Decorative Concrete Curbing
Patios and Outdoor Kitchens
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“Hardscape” consists of the inanimate elements of landscaping, especially any masonry work or woodwork. It is one of the two major subcategories of landscaping, the other being softscape. In particular, as the name implies, “hardscape” refers to hard materials such as those composed of:
Wood (even though wood was once animate)
Work that one undertakes (or pays someone else to undertake) in one’s landscaping that focuses on the use of such materials is often referred to as a “hardscape project” or as “hardscaping.”[What Is Hardscape?]
Softscape comprises the animate (living), horticultural elements of landscape design. More simply put, it refers to the plants. Softscape elements are complemented by hardscape elements, such as wooden pergolas, stone walls, tile patios, and brick walkways.[Softscape: What It Means, What Your Choices Are?]
Xeriscaping is creatively using landscaping to conserve water usage. Although developed for drought areas or areas with low availability of water it is not exclusively for these areas. Today, Xeriscapes exist in almost every state. Xeriscapes can be used anywhere to conserve water. Residential water usage for landscaping can be reduced as much as 60%. This plus reducing the cost of maintaining the landscape an also adds value to the home and property.
The term Xeriscape is derived from a combination of the words “xeri” and “scape”. The work “xeri” comes fro the Greek work “xeros” which means dry. “Scape” means scene. Even though this translates into “dry scene” it does not accurately reflect the results or the impact of Xeriscaping. There are many aspects to Xeriscaping but at its essence it involves the use of plant materials that are appropriate for the region or to the water availability. This frequently means the use of native plants.
Xeriscape does not mean barren, desert, arid, or any other form of plant material that you might associate with dry climates. The picture below shows a lush display of plants that are compatible with their environment and are part of a well planned Xeriscape.[What is Xeriscaping?]