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We bring homeowners in the Lakeland, Plant City, and Auburndale, Florida communities unmatched, custom designed hardscaping.

Our expert designers use experience, skill, and professional design software to create custom patios, retaining walls, and other hardscape elements.

Custom patio, retaining wall, and fire pit that was designed and built for a homeowner in Lakeland, FL.

Hardscaping brings different elements to your property and offers a beautiful contrast. In fact, homeowners can easily increase the value and curb appeal of their home by investing in hardscaping design and installation.

We work with our clients throughout the entire process, from conception to installation. Our expert designers use their years of experience in hardscape design. Additionally, they leverage their skill with our professional design software.

Have us design and install a custom patio, retaining wall, or other hardscape feature for your Lakeland, Plant City, or Auburndale, Florida property.

The Process We Use When Designing + Building Your Hardscape Elements

This Plant City, FL homeowner requested steps and stacked boulder retaining walls.

First thing is first, you need a consultation. At Creative Edge Landscape & Lawn Care, LLC we take pride in walking customers through their projects before we even begin any construction. During this time, we are able to garner a clear understanding of what the client is looking for.

We take down basic information, such as:

  • Building material preference
  • Proposed location of your new hardscape element(s)
  • The size and space your new elements will take up

We offer expert insight and our wealth of knowledge to help clients make solid decisions on their hardscaping. 

All our suggestions will keep your budget and project focus in mind. During your consultation phase, we will make sure our knowledge is put to use, by suggesting what will look best in your space. Our years of experience will be a valuable asset in keeping with your desires and budget.

We will also provide an estimated time for your job completion.

We will make a trip to your Lakeland, Plant City, or Auburndale home for measurements.

Part of the consultation phase is getting an idea of your property and the space available for your hardscape elements. A design professional will visit your property, obtain measurements, and observe the existing style and construction of your home.

Taking measurements are important because they will allow the designer to use all of the fundamental principles of design to their fullest. Such concepts as balance, symmetry, contrast, and more will be crucial tools towards the design of your hardscaping. 

The sizes, shapes, and building materials ultimately selected are not solely based on aesthetics but are also chosen based upon the function of the element in question.

Your Retaining Wall, Patio, Outdoor Kitchen, or Other Hardscaping Element is Designed Using Professional 3D Rendering Software

The installation phase is a lot easier when your hardscaping elements are properly designed. This is why every detail is provided to you in a professional 3D rendering.

At Creative Edge, renderings are created using our professional 3D design software. These renderings help us effectively showcase your new hardscape elements. We take our time considering how the elements will complement the home’s exterior and existing landscaping.

we take the time needed to ensure that your vision is realized.

As a result, we produce a design that can be properly executed during installation.

Our designs virtually eliminate unwanted surprises during the installation phase. This is because we use realistic renderings.

PRO Landscape is the professional software we use to create 3D renderings of your proposed hardscape. With PRO Landscape, Concepts can be created for any of the following hardscape elements:

  • Retaining Walls
  • Seating Walls
  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Decorative Driveways
  • Fire Pits
  • Outdoor Fireplaces
  • Outdoor Kitchens

Our 3D renderings enable customers to see their proposed design in both daytime and nighttime. Additionally, we can showcase the design from every angle.

After the design consultation is completed and the elements have been thoroughly discussed, the renderings get approved by the client, and we prepare the property to begin construction.

Popular Hardscape Ideas for Lakeland, FL Yards

In Central Florida, where the harsh summer sun beats down, homeowners in the Lakeland, Plant City, and Auburndale areas prefer hardscape elements that are low maintenance and can withstand the heat.

Common themes we see as professionals often center around complimenting an existing pool area. Hardscape elements such as paver patios, pergolas, and outdoor kitchens tend to be among the most popularly requested builds

Homeowners with larger properties can create the oasis of their dreams by adding in hardscape elements that work with their existing space.

Imagine an expansive patio and a large outdoor kitchen ready to host your friends and family. Think of the possibilities! 

Exterior patios and kitchens are great areas to later cover with a lanai for outdoor entertainment free of insects and pests.

Materials That Are Commonly Used for Hardscape Designs & Installations

The three most common materials used for hardscapes are brick, concrete pavers, and flagstone.


Example of a flagstone custom patio built for a customer in Auburndale.

The flagstone option creates a more natural looking walkway or patio. However, flagstone tends to cost more because of excavation and transportation costs.

Nevertheless, flagstone is a beautiful option for your hardscaping.


Patio, seating wall, and fire pit in Lakeland, FL where brick was the material of choice.

Here is an excellent choice to use for a classic and timeless look! Brick is durable and requires little maintenance and cleaning. Brick also holds its color over time.

Moreover, brick can be set in different patterns. This allows homeowners to create a unique and interesting space.

Concrete Pavers

A concrete paver patio that was just completed in Plant City, FL.

The widest variety of color, styles, patterns, and shapes come with concrete pavers. Concrete can be finished by having it brushed, acid washed, scored, or stamped with a decorative design.

Concrete can mimic brick, cobblestone, flagstone, or other decorative patterns at a lower cost.

We Can Install Decorative Driveways, Walkways, Outdoor Kitchens, Patios, & Other Hardscape Projects

Our pros install a variety of hardscape elements and appliances that can be used for years to come. 

All materials and appliances we use are designed to withstand the climate conditions in Central Florida.

Outdoor Kitchens

Auburndale, FL client with a completed outdoor kitchen.

Refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, and grills are common appliances found in outdoor kitchens. Room for storage can also be included in your outdoor kitchen design.

Custom Patios

The Creative Edge team designed and installed this custom patio, fire pit, and walkway in the backyard of an Auburndale, FL homeowner.

Custom-designed patios are commonly created from pavers or flagstones. Having a custom patio offers the perfect opportunity for providing seating and entertainment space.

Additionally, custom patios can be created in both traditional and organic shapes to complement any exterior.

Fire Pits & Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor fireplace with a paver patio was expertly executed for a Lakeland, FL client.

Adding a fire element to your outdoor living space creates a cozy atmosphere that can entertain long into the evening hours. The space you have available on your property will play a role in the size of the fire element you desire.

Smaller sized fire elements, around 3-feet in diameter, create an intimate space. Larger elements, closer to 6-feet or more in diameter, create a sizable space for entertaining larger groups of people.

The most common shapes for fire pits are round, square, or rectangular. in fact, the size and shape of the fire element can have an impact on the internals of it. Some shapes and sizes can allow for double or triple burner rings, which can create a more impactful flame.

Also, the fire features we install can be either gas burning or wood burning.

Fire pits are generally built out of brick or stacked stone and are generally stand-alone features meant for open gatherings. Fireplaces, on the other hand, are a feature that offer a more intimate setting. Also, they can be incorporated into a retaining wall or seating wall.

Retaining Walls

Stacked stone retaining walls have become popular in Plant City, FL.

A well-built retaining wall can expand usable space on your property. Sloped properties benefit greatly from using retaining walls because they create more exterior space. Retaining walls also help prevent erosion and flooding.

Retaining walls are a great way to add a focal point to your overall landscape design. Moreover, they can be used as raised landscaping beds.

Seating Walls

Auburndale, FL homeowner with a completed seating wall in his backyard.

Seating walls are generally built on the outside of a patio, around a fire pit, or near other areas. These freatures are aesthetically pleasing and highly functional.

Decorative Driveways & Walkways

One of the newest decorative driveway projects completed in Lakeland, FL by Creative Edge.

Decorative driveways and walkways help balance the natural elements of landscaping with the manmade elements of hardscaping.

Walkways can connect your driveway to your home, or be placed throughout your landscaping to connect to other hardscape features.

Consult with us on design and installation of custom patios or other hardscape elements for your property.

We use our years of experience to skillfully create hardscape elements such as custom patios, walkways, decorative driveways, and more.

Our team works with property owners all across Lakeland, Plant City, and Auburndale, so call us today at (863) 812-5968 for a consultation!

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