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The YardFathers specialize in Residential and Commercial Hardscape Design in Asheville and the surrounding counties. We are fully licensed and insured to manifest your most intricate exterior plans.
Paver Patio, Steps, and Walkways
Retaining Walls (Block, Timber, Natural Stone Dry Stack, Veneer)
Stone Work—Flagstone Patios, Steps, and Walkways, Veneer Walls, Rock Gardens, and Natural Stone Steps and Walls
Fire Pits—Block and Stone
Outdoor Fireplace and Kitchen
Edgers—Stone or Paver
Pavers—Patios, Pool Decks, Steps, Walkways, and Driveways
There are many advantages of picking pavers over similar materials. Pavers are an attractive alternative to concrete for patios, walkways, or even driveways. Pavers come in a large variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. From simply selecting a color to complex family crest design to center your patio, pavers can be designed to fulfill your hardscape dream. The options are endless.
The initial pricing of pavers can sometimes be a deterrence, but in the long run pavers can save you thousands in ongoing maintenance, time, and headaches. Pavers will outlast any concrete, asphalt, or stone alternative if installed correctly by a professional. Paver maintenance is extremely low and cost-efficient.
Choosing a qualified installer is as important as choosing the right paver. The YardFathers have years of experience, are trained by ICPI, and are certified as a concrete paver installer.
Retaining Walls—Block, Stone, Veneer or Timber
If you live in the mountains, you may already own a retaining wall. There are four main reasons for installing a retaining wall:
- Structural support—Retaining walls can hold up a large parking lot, building, or a hillside. Building a retaining wall that will last and hold up to the desired function requires an experienced installer. The steps to install a retaining wall may be simple but all steps must be completed correctly or the wall will eventually fail.
- Preventing erosion and water flow control—Retaining walls are a great long-term solution to treat erosion and flood issues. Built correctly retaining walls can stop and prevent future erosion and water issues.
- Providing a new functional space to your yard—Most people in this area deal with some degree of yard slope. You may own 1 acre of land but only ¼ of it is usable due to the grade of the land. A retaining wall can add usable land by building up an area or to dig out an area for a patio, lawn, driveway, planting bed, and more.
- Aesthetics—From concrete block to natural stone a retaining wall can create a beautiful addition to your home. From retaining to freestanding, retaining walls can make a huge different in the function and the aesthetics of your property and home.
Another beautiful material to update your landscape with is natural stone. Natural stone is an organic material that can be used for walls, patios, steps, walkways, rock gardens, boulder placements, and much more. From flagstone to 2 ton boulders natural stone can enhance any area dramatically. The cost of using this material varies depending on size and type of application. Stone can sometimes be a cheaper option though for a permanent structure stone can also be on the higher end because of machine and labor costs. That being said, the maintenance and durability will always outweigh other materials. The initial cost may be higher, but in the end, this organic material can save you thousands of dollars.
Outdoor Firepits, Fireplaces & Kitchens
Firepits, fireplaces and kitchens expand the usage of your outdoor living space. While patios, decks, pools, and lawns gather families and friends during the daytime and warmer seasons, outdoor fire pits and kitchens bring people together during the evenings and cooler seasons. These are typically the most popular structures during those times. Let us help you create a space for family and friends to gather, stay warm, and create priceless memories.
New Lawn Installations
Sod – Sod is already mature and better established, solves mud issues and drainage immediately, saves you time and money, is easier to grow in our local soils, and it is instant.
Seed – While appealing in initial cost, seeding takes a while to develop a lush lawn, and takes vigorous maintenance to accomplish a healthy full lawn. In the long run seed can be a better choice due to the benefit of not having to be transplanted and having the choice of what seed you wish to grow.
Tree & Plant Installs
There are many benefits to landscaping your home with any type of plant or trees, the obvious being visual appeal. Designing and creating appealing landscape makes us comfortable and happy in our environment. If there’s one place we feel safer and comfortable it is in our homes. Why not have that same feeling when we walk outside? There’s also the benefit of our physical and mental health. Enjoying the sight and smells of plants lowers stress and improves our quality of life. Other benefits include raising the resale value on your home, promoting environmental health, water absorption, and animal and insect diversity.
Outdoor lighting allows you to continue to enjoy the beauty of your yard even when it’s dark out. It can even make your landscape more dramatic with well-placed outdoor spotlights and washes casting intriguing shadows and highlighting the best plants, water features with underwater lights. While focusing attention on your landscape’s most important details,landscape lighting also helps people to safely traverse across it with path and deck lighting guiding the way.
Mulch & Gravel
Mulch – There are many benefits to mulching your landscape and home some of those being weed control, retaining moisture for plants, preventing erosion, maintaining soil nutrients, and pest control. Mulching is also a simply way to make your landscape pop and stand out among your surroundings.
Gravel – Gravel, like mulch, can have an appealing effect on your landscape. Although you lose the benefits of water retention and soil nutrients, there many benefits to choosing gravel over mulch. For one, extremely low maintenance. Typically you won’t have to replace or replenish your beds. And although the initial cost is higher, the long-term cost can save you thousands. Plus, the visual appeal is fantastic.
New Bed & Curbing
Benefits of curbing and new beds relate directly to plant and tree installs. They increase property value, personal health, curb appeal, the environment, and will usually force you to get some physical exercise.
Drip Irrigation Systems
The biggest advantage of drip irrigation is that less water is used to irrigate plants and the water used is applied directly to desired location. With less water we get a decrease chance of pesticides and weeds. Overwatering can also be a cause of mold and disease that can kill surrounding flora. Drip irrigation systems save you time, money, and can also protect your plants and soil.