Hardscape Outdoor Living Areas: How They Can Benefit You and Your Pet

When it comes to the appearance of your home, it’s essential to choose a look that is not only appealing, but that also suits your needs. But if you’re a pet owner, then you’re going to want to ensure your living areas are safe and accommodating as well.

When it comes to our pets, making sure they’re comfortable in every aspect is a top priority. That’s why it’s important that their outside surroundings are free and clear from as much harm as possible. Here are a few things you need to consider to make sure your outdoor living space can be enjoyed by everyone in your household.      

Safe Materials

There are various materials to choose from when you decide to add hardscapes in your outdoor living space, and among these are brick pavers. Pavers are solid flat pieces of material that are sturdy but extremely smooth, making them an excellent option for your pet. You can relax knowing your pet can run around and play freely, without experiencing any sort of discomfort or sustaining any injuries to the pads of their feet.

Extreme Durability

Pets have a tendency to unintentionally destroy things. Since hardscapes, like brick paver structures, are solid and long lasting, you won’t have to worry about your pet accidentally damaging any part of your outdoor space.

Brick pavers also will never be subjected to surface cracking. During installation, they are strategically placed with space between them, which provides room for expansion and contraction without getting damaged.

Another added benefit is that they can withstand the harshest of weather conditions. You will ultimately save money in the long run since the need to replace them will be rare.

Added Protection

Reminding your pet not to travel too far by way of a barrier is much easier than having to constantly give them a verbal reminder. You can achieve this by placing walls or fencing in designated areas to deter your pet’s curiosity and prevent other animals from roaming into your space. Retaining walls made from brick pavers are functional, sturdy, and attractive. They don’t have to be the plain walls made from concrete like you’ve likely seen. When made from colored bricks, walls in your landscape can become a visually pleasing feature that adds contrast and texture.

Preservation Made Simple

The amount of energy, time, and money expended into a lawn, could be put into an outdoor area that will last much longer. To maintain a lawn, you have to mow it, water it, and purchase products to keep it healthy and green. However, grass can be challenging and expensive, if the soil, weather, or other circumstances don’t cooperate. Not to mention, chemicals and herbicides used in many types of lawn care products can pose a serious threat to both you and your pet’s health.

Maintaining hardscapes takes only a little time, attention, and effort. It isn’t living and growing like a lawn or plants, and only requires minimal maintenance from time to time to keep it attractive and functional. It can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration down the road, especially if you have a pet that likes to tear up your yard.

Your home must be able to accommodate not just the people in your life, but all members of your family. If you want to create an outdoor space that is beautiful and highly practical, then get in touch with Sinacori Landscaping. Whether it’s for landscape design, installation or maintenance, you can count on us to deliver the best results. Give us a call today!