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Hardscape Design and Installation

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Smith Landscaping works on hardscape installations all year round for our residential customers in Northeast Ohio throughout Salem, Beloit, Canfield, and Alliance. Learn more about our hardscape capabilities below and click through to photo galleries of each to find photos of recent hardscape projects.

Identifying your style and the functionality of the space will help our designers work with you to create the outdoor living space of your dreams utilizing hardscape elements such as pathways, fire pits, stairs, patios, and retaining walls. Integrating these hardscape elements within your natural landscape will create a beautiful and functional space that can be enjoyed in all seasons.

Residential Hardscape Installation and Construction

Outdoor Patios:

Patios provide great outdoor entertaining and dining options and will enhance the beauty and function of your property. Outdoor patios can be constructed out of irregular flagstone, dimensional stone, brick, pavers, gravel, or any combination of these materials. Custom patio designs can also include fire pits, seating walls, integrated lighting, or outdoor kitchens.

  • Flagstone Patio with Large Seat Wall
  • Flagstone Patio Fireplace Built-in

Walkways and Pathways:

Walkways can transform the way your residential landscape is utilized and can be constructed with a variety of building materials. From flagstone to brick, there are a variety of options that can be used to create custom pathways within your landscape. Landscape lighting can be added to provide safety and security at all hours.

  • Stone Pathway River Rock
  • Dimensional Flagstone Walkway Steps
  • Pathway Flagstone Pavers
  • Paver Pathway

Retaining Walls:

Outdoor retaining walls can serve many purposes within a landscape. Smith Landscaping can design and construct retaining walls out of many materials including dry stacked stone, pavers, custom masonry, or timber. We’ll work with you to create a custom design and installation plan.

  • Stone Veneer Wall
  • Pressure Treated Terrace Walls
  • Fieldstone Wall
  • Dry Stone Stacked Retaining Wall

Outdoor Fire Pits & Fireplaces:

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are a great addition to any outdoor space and can be utilized year-round. Our team designs and installs custom outdoor fire pits using a variety of different materials, including pavers or custom masonry.

  • Outdoor Firepit Stone Veneer
  • Natural Gas Fire Pit Stone Pavers Pergola
  • Stacked Stone Fire Pit with Wall
  • Stacked Stone Firepit
  • Stone Veneer Wall

Outdoor Kitchens:

Outdoor kitchens can be anything from a simple built-in grill to a fully customized kitchen pavilion. Work with one of our outdoor kitchen designers to create the custom outdoor kitchen of your dreams including grills, counter space, cabinets, refrigerators, outdoor lighting, heating, and more.

  • Outdoor Stone Kitchen
  • Outdoor Kitchen with Appliances
  • Built-in Green Egg Grill
  • Outdoor Kitchen Fire Magic Grill

Outdoor Steps & Stairs:

Outdoor steps and stairs can be added to any landscape to help create a transition between different areas of any residential property. Some materials to consider for outdoor stairs include flagstone, fieldstone, brick, or timber stairs.

  • Blue Stone Treads Front Entrance
  • Irregular Blue Stone Steps
  • Field Stone Steps
  • Bluestone Deck Steps


Residential driveways can be updated or redesigned in order to add curb appeal or to add functionality to your property. Styles and designs of driveways can vary immensely allowing for endless custom driveway options. Other hardscape features can easily be worked into a driveway design plan as well.

  • Round Driveway with Pavers
  • Driveway Turn Around Pavers
  • Paver Driveway Installation
  • Cobblestone Paver Driveway

What is Hardscape Landscaping?

The term “hardscape” refers to a variety of landscape materials. These can include anything from rocks, to concrete, to flagstone, to vinyl siding. Contractors know all about all of these different materials and what combinations can create the perfect look for your property. In fact, most contractors can design a complete landscape around almost any material they work with.

Retaining walls are another common hardscape option. Retaining walls, like other hardscape materials, come in a wide variety of styles and materials. In addition to retaining walls, you can also find: driveways, pergolas, arbors, trellises, stone walls, fence posts, pillars, vinyl decks, mosaics, and other decorative materials. Some of these materials can be used in conjunction with one another to create a beautiful landscaping setting.

Shrubs and ground covers are a great combination with your hardscape options because they help to conserve water and energy. They improve the overall look of your yard as well because they improve the appearance of trees, bushes, grass, and shrubs. In fact, many shrubs and ground covers can even be used outdoors for decorative purposes.

Another way that you can incorporate hardscape features into your yard is with decorative planters. A small bench or seating area in front of your front door is the perfect place for a decorative planter. If you have a larger area to work with, consider installing several hardscapes around your yard. There are many different ideas that you can incorporate into your landscaping design. Use the Internet, books, and landscape contractors to get some ideas that you can incorporate into your hardscape design.

Start Your Outdoor Hardscape Project

Our award-winning team of landscape and hardscape professionals is here to turn your dreams of outdoor living space into a reality. Contact us today to learn more about residential hardscape design and installation options! Additionally, if you’re looking for commercial hardscape design and installation services, be sure to check out our past commercial hardscape and landscape projects and capabilities.

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