Hardscapes, Pathways & Pergolas
Hardscapes are the foundation of any great garden or landscape. Green Giant builds patios, decks, pathways, pergolas and more. Your hardscape ties together all the elements of your new landscape, from a new staircase to better manage the grade of your property to the pathways that best show off various planting areas.
Begin with the foundation: Patios, decks, outdoor kitchens, dining and living rooms. What must we build for you to enjoy more time in your great outdoors? These landscape components can transform an unused yard to well-loved space on your property.
Pathways are an essential element to not only show off your landscape but also provide ease of ingress and egress to your property. We can ensure your new pathways meet local building codes and provide safety for you and your guests.
Providing shade or a trellising structure for wisteria and other vining plants, pergolas are but one hardscape element to your outdoor living options. Perhaps you’re envisioning something closer to a cabana, tenting or other material…
Types of Hardscapes
Hardscape includes all the non-plant materials for your landscaping project – everything from patios, decks and pathways, to pergolas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, fencing and more. We are licensed to install all these outdoor elements of a landscape.
When designing a new landscape area these are our first hardscape considerations: How will you use the space? What needs to be built out? What materials are most appealing to you? What activities will you conduct in your new landscape?
Some clients prefer softer materials such as decomposed granite (DG) and pebble walkways. Others like the simplicity of stamped and stained concrete decks and walkways. Style also plays an important role in these decisions. Will you prefer Moroccan colors and fabrics or Asian bamboo? We can make recommendations based upon your preferences.
Here are just a few of the hardscape elements you may wish to include:
- Retaining walls and terracing
- Patios, porches, and decks
- Pergolas, allees, pathways
- Bocce, petanque, croquet and shuffleboard decks and courts
- Rock formations and berms
- Outdoor kitchens, including barbeques, pizza ovens, ranges and more
- Concrete and flagstone stairways and paths
- Fencing, trellising, chicken coops and enclosures
- Waterfalls, fountains, streams and ponds
- Teahouses and bridges
How We Do Business
Our crews are trained and receive close supervision for all planting, installation and maintenance projects.
We take great pride and care, ensuring customers’ property and landscaping is treated carefully and with respect.
We offer use of organic products for landscape maintenance, eliminating concerns about chemicals being used on your property.
Safety is our top priority, for both our crews and clients (particularly during COVID-19). Crews are trained in proper equipment handling.
We are stewards of the land first and foremost. Like you, we do everything in our power to reduce our climate crisis.
Clean & Tidy
Our crews are experts at maintaining clean worksites, ensuring ongoing projects or maintenance sites are spotless at end of day.
The maintenance crew has been spot on with our lawn care, bush/tree pruning, and overall plant health throughout the property. Our landscaping is looking well-tended. Count on GGLD to be responsive and take great care of your landscape.
Not only does Green Giant perform bi-annual trimming of bushes and trees for us, but they also make sure our irrigation system works as it should. Jordan knows the plants of this valley and he often makes recommendations for plants and flowers that we follow and then enjoy the results! Great landscaping service!