Who knew you could do so much with brick, concrete, stone, and even asphalt? Forget the plain old, unadorned concrete slabs of the past! Todays landscape designers add curb appeal and value to homes using a wide pallet of colorful and textural products. This practical guidebook will help anyone looking for ways to improve the appearance of their home through hardscaping. These beautiful images will help you to: Choose a style that complements your home. Learn the technical terminology for hardscaping and speak your contractors language. Pick a plan that fits your budget and style. Create containers and border areas for dynamic gardens and landscaping displays.