With January in full swing, Pittsburgh’s dreary winter days can get the best of us. It is a common misconception that you cannot hire a landscape designer during these cold months. However, winter is an ideal time to start your outdoor projects! Hardscaping projects are perfect for the winter season because contractors typically have more availability, and the project will be completed by the beginning of the spring/summer months. To get started, here are six different types of hardscaping projects that are perfect for winter!

Six Different Types of Hardscaping Projects:


Patio and Patio Kitchen Services: Stockman Lawnscape Inc.1. Outdoor Patio

If you love to entertain guests or enjoy sitting outside for dinner, an outdoor patio could be the perfect addition to your home. Not only will you increase the value of your property, you will also have a great place to relax and make memories with friends and family. With so many products and designs, Stockman Lawnscaping can help you find the perfect fit for both your home and your budget. By starting your patio project now, it will be ready by the time the weather warms up–just in time for you to enjoy it!


Different Types of Hardscaping Projects: Pavers 2. Pavers

Paver walkways are a nice feature to lead guests to your front door, and they really make a difference in your overall curb appeal. Pavers can be made of natural stone, brick, concrete, and other materials depending on the look you are going for. As long as the ground is not frozen, winter is a great time to install pavers. If you really want to “wow” your neighbors, we suggest installing a paver driveway!



: Different Types of Hardscaping Projects Residential retaining walls Pittsburgh3. Retaining Wall

It comes as no surprise that western Pennsylvania is filled with hills. This makes retaining walls almost a necessity if you live here. Retaining walls help hold soil and landscaping in place to prevent soil erosion from the rain. Building a retaining wall in the wintertime is the perfect hardscaping project because it will be completed before the spring rain showers hit.



Step Hardscaping Services: Stockman Lawnscape Inc. Different Types of Hardscaping Projects4. Steps

Another great hardscaping project to start during winter is updating your outdoor steps. There are so many decorative options to really make your property look its best and stand out from the rest! If your current steps are cracking and looking a little rundown, this may be the perfect time for an update.


Outdoor Kitchen Stockman Lawnscape Inc. Services: Different Types of Hardscaping Projects5. Outdoor Kitchen

Are you tired of cooking burgers with that old grill you’ve had for years? You should consider installing the outdoor kitchen of your dreams! Taking on this project during the winter months is perfect, because your new kitchen will be ready for you to enjoy as soon as the weather warms up. At Stockman Lawnscape, we work with you to customize your outdoor kitchen to fit your exact needs. If you want an outdoor pizza oven for that classic, wood-fired taste, our team can build it!


Fire Place: Stockman Lawnscape Inc. Hardscaping Services Different Types of Hardscaping Projects6. Fire Pit

Last, but certainly not least, are fire pits. When the air is crisp on a beautiful summer evening, there is nothing better than sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows. Winter is the perfect time to take on this project and get it completed in no time at all. We can guarantee that your fire pit will enhance your backyard experience!



End Note

Everyone needs a place where they can get away from the busy week and relax. Why not turn your yard into your own private oasis, or build a stunning outdoor kitchen for entertaining guests? At Stockman Lawnscaping Inc., our team of high skilled designers and installers can make any outdoor living space or hardscaping projects a reality. 

Don’t wait! Winter is the perfect time to get these projects underway. Be sure to contact us by heading to our website, or call (412) 793-7100 to get started!

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