Do you have a slope or hillside on your property that you just aren't sure what to do with? You can still build that dream patio if your backyard is sloped. A paver walkway installed in your steep front yard is a daunting task to some contractors, but not to us.
Because of the frequent challenges hills and slopes present to Southern California homeowners, steps (or stairs) are often used to comfortably transition between walkways and patios.
The patio and walkway steps themselves can come in many colors and shapes. A qualified landscape contractor will recommend a variety of materials suitable for steps:
Adding built-in seating walls is a great addition to any fire feature or patio. Creating custom built-in seating elevates a simple fire pit to an extravagant meeting place for your family and guests. Seating walls can be fabricated out of any material you choose and are often built to match a paving stone patio, fire feature, or pool and spa.
Retaining walls are a very popular design tool in Southern California. If your property is built on a hill, like so many homes in Los Angeles are, retaining walls can help! Although they have structural importance and can be technical to install, retaining walls can also be used as a point of interest in your home. Typically created from concrete paving stones, retaining walls can house planter beds, segment a water feature, or provide additional outdoor seating. Like built-in seating walls, retaining walls are also fully customizable and can be made to blend in or stand out, depending on the homeowner's preferences. Although they may seem straightforward, retaining walls have a very intricate draining system that can go horribly wrong if attempted by an inadequate contractor. Be sure to pick a landscape and hardscape company that has a proven track record in your area!