5 Reasons to Add Concrete or Stone to Your Landscaping


If your idea of a great landscape is an enormous green lawn, Harris Landscape Construction invites you to think a little bigger. There are many elements to a beautiful landscape, and particularly here in northern Nevada, an expansive lawn shouldn’t be where all of your landscaping efforts end. There’s a simple way to add character, charm, and dimension to your outdoor spaces, all while highlighting that prized lawn. Here are five reasons to add concrete or stone to your landscape.

Reduced Maintenance

Even the most low-maintenance landscaping requires some care, and a lawn in particular needs regular attention. Converting some of that green space into a beautiful stone walkway or patio will cut down drastically on maintenance. Imagine – no more mowing or fertilizing or weeding! Unlike lawns or even decking, stone and concrete patios require little to no maintenance after installation.


In the high desert of northern Nevada, water conservation is always a concern. Concrete or stone additions to your landscaping eliminate the need for watering or chemicals to maintain their appearance. Once they’ve been installed, these materials will last for decades. Opting for a concrete or paver driveway instead of gravel, for example, means cutting down on the necessity of regular replacement (and when it’s installed correctly, also reduces drainage problems).

Character & Beauty

Landscaping with varying elements adds visual interest. A lawn by itself may be nice, but a green lawn with a beautiful stone walkway and planters is quite an upgrade. There are multiple options in natural stone, and even concrete can be stamped or finished for a look that’s cohesive and beautiful.

Stability & Durability

Adding hard materials like stone and concrete brings stability to your landscape, as well as improved traction in wet conditions. Concrete and stone offer support to other materials in your landscape, like gravel, cedar mulch, even your lawn, making it less likely that they’ll shift or become uneven over time.

Overall Effect

Stone in particular brings an element of drama to any landscape. Stone and concrete create visually impactful features, from rock walls and fire pits to waterfalls, dry creek beds, and ponds. These materials elevate ordinary outdoor spaces to something special, making your home stand out and boosting both its curb appeal and even its value.

Investing in your outdoor spaces with stone and concrete not only creates pleasing and restful areas for you to enjoy, it’s an eco-friendly option that reduces maintenance and improves your landscape’s structure. If you’re considering the benefits of stone and concrete in your northern Nevada landscape, the experts at Harris Landscape Construction are here to help. Learn more about what makes a landscape construction company different than a landscaper, and contact HLC today.

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