Kanary’s Landscaping, Hardscaping, and Old Fairmount Reservoir Stone
Kanary’s Landscaping has been creating some of the most beautiful, award winning hardscape designs in Northern Ohio for more than 40 years!
Hardscape designs created by Kanary’s Landscaping are found all along what is commonly referred to as Ohio’s Northcoast. Ohio’s Northcoast is the area from Toledo to just east of Ashtabula along Lake Erie. Because Northcoast winters can be brutal, and many species of plants* simply do not weather the Ohio winters well, many homeowners and business owners have opted for a hardscape dominant landscape design rather than risking their landscape’s beauty year in and year out to the Ohio winters.
A hardscape is, quite simply, the non-living design elements or components of a landscape.
Hardscape can either define a single non-living element or the word can be used to design the enter design and/or creation!
A good example of the distinction would be the following:
Hardscape: A single design element, such as a lantern, a boulder, wooden trellis, or even a rod-iron rail fence
Hardscape: A series of single design elements intricately linked, in unison, creating a hardscape
Interestingly, until recently most landscaping services and landscape designers thought of hardscaping and hardscape design elements in just that way, never thinking of a hardscape as a creation in and of itself.
In recent years this sort of thinking has changed and now we see incredibly beautiful and complex hardscapes being created.
Kanary’s Landscaping has been creating award winning hardscape designs for decades!
Ultimately, the hardscape is part of the overall landscape, as seen above, but how we approach the hardscape and how it is presented has changed drastically as stone, wood, and even man made materials become accepted as design elements in their own right.
Kanary’s Landscaping, one of the premier landscape and hardscape design firms along the Northcoast, and indeed throughout the entire Midwest, is offering the amazingly beautiful Old Fairmount Reservoir Stone for your hardscape designs. Fairmount Stone is unique, beautiful, and quite distinctive and Kanary’s Landscaping is the sole distributer for it throughout the region.
Take a look through our newly created Fairmount Stone gallery, as well as our other Hardscape Design galleries, and get a sense of the beauty and power a hardscape design created by Kanary’s Landscaping and using Old Fairmount Stone can be.
If you have any questions, please call Rich Kanary and he will set up a consultation in your home to discuss how you too can have a Old Fairmount Stone hardscape design created by his award winning team, the hardscape design specialists at Kanary’s Landscaping.
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Serving Ohio for more than 40 years!
*Kanary’s Landscaping is one of the oldest, and certainly one of the most experienced, full service landscaping firms in Ohio. Rich Kanary’s team has decades of experience picking just the right flowers, bushes, and trees, the softscaping (i.e., plants) best suited for the demands of an Ohio winter. Our point is made to demonstrate and feature an alternative to an “all plant” landscape design; and many are taking advantage of the beauty, diversity, and flexibility a hardscape design, including the use of Old Fairmount Stone, offers Ohio residents.
Landscape and Hardscape Design:
Softscaping and Your Outdoor Living Space Ohio Style
The demands of Ohio weather, and in particular the weather on what Ohio residents refer to as the “Northcoast,” that part of Ohio from Toledo to Cleveland and east to Ashtabula directly adjacent to Lake Erie, can be brutal and may affect your on your plants’ survival.
Many landscaping professionals refer to the various plants that make up a landscape design as softscaping. The softscaping makes up the living components of your landscape, hardscape, and/or water feature designs.
While landscape and hardscape design professionals may use the jargo of the profession, most people simply refer to them as “plants.“
Softscaping is also a crucial component in almost every hardscape design, as plants are often used for contrast and to soften the overall presentation. Softscaping is often an integral design element in the creation of many water features as well.
Softscaping is used for everything from a pondless waterfalls and water fountains to a stepdown streams and full-featured ponds. As with softscaping elements for landscape and hardscape design projects, the proper selection of plants, both aquatic and those used to compliment the overall design of the water feature, are crucial for the overall water feature project’s success.
Ohio summers can be hot and dry and Ohio winters can be cold and windy, particularly along the snow belt East of Cleveland!
In other words, Ohio weather can be unforgiving when it comes to the softscaping elements incorporated into your outdoor living space. Selecting just the right plants (i.e., flowers, plants, trees, shrubs, etc) takes experience and extensive knowledge of not only the Ohio climate but which plants are best suited for Ohio and for the particular landscape, hardscape, or water feature design created.
Kanary’s Landscaping has been serving Ohio residents for more than 40 years. Rich Kanary and is team know, as well as anyone in the landscaping business serving Ohio, which flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees to incorparate into your landscape design, hardscape design, and/or water feature project.
Kanary’s Landscaping has over 4 decades of experience, and over 75 years of collective landscape design team experience, selecting just the right softscaping elements to withstand the demands of the Ohio weather and offer beauty season after season, year after year for hundreds of clients.
Contact Rich Kanary Today!
Serving Ohio for more than 40 years!
Sheffield, Ohio 44054