What COVID-19 Means for the Landscaping Industry
This past summer, Tiffany Koss of Kafka Granite was featured in an article by Use Natural Stone. In it, she shares how the stay-at-home orders brought on by the pandemic have influenced people to see opportunities for exterior renovations. Specifically, the article explores the various ways natural landscaping stone may be used throughout a property.
Now that we’re several months into the pandemic and the new year is dawning, it’s time to take another look at the landscaping industry to see what may have changed in light of the pandemic’s influence, and how landscaping stone can bring natural beauty and functionality to residential and commercial properties.
Companies See an Influx of Demands in Landscaping
Now, it seems the landscaping industry is experiencing an influx of demands for installations and renovations. Stoneyards are having trouble staying stocked as the demand for updates and maintenance on private and commercial properties rises.
Perhaps one reason why there is an influx of landscaping demands is the fact that many homeowners are spending more time at home. And with more time than ever to spend enjoying their property, they’re seeing opportunities for increasing their yard’s aesthetic appeal and, consequently, their property’s value. Why put money toward vacation during a pandemic when you could invest in something that elevates the beauty of your home?
Let’s not also forget the effect that the pandemic has had on the housing market. Improved landscaping may give sellers the bump in the value they need to make up for property value they may have lost.
More than Just an Investment
While property value is a motivator for people looking to shake things up with landscaping changes, it’s important for people to also note opportunities for increases in functionality. Decorative stone, for example, can be used as ground cover with greater longevity than mulch. What’s more, when renovating or updating with natural stone products as opposed to manufactured products, you choose a product that is less susceptible to color fading. This improvement will wear and weather beautifully, so it can be enjoyed for the lifetime of your home.
How Kafka Granite Can Meet Your Landscaping Needs
At Kafka Granite, we supply landscape contractors and suppliers nationwide with a variety of natural stone hardscapes, pathway mixes, landscaping stone, and thin stone veneer. Our materials are derived from quarries around the continent, providing us with an array of colors and natural stone solutions crushed or cut to meet your project’s needs. When it comes to landscaping, there are several reasons to invest in a new design or update your current one.
Outdoor Gatherings Mean Even More Now
As people continue their attempts at social distancing, the time has never been better for you to update your outdoor space – whether you’re a property owner or a business owner working to adapt to pandemic restrictions. With the right landscape designer or architect, the value of outdoor living spaces will skyrocket. Designers masterfully curate the necessary stone materials and plants to create a beautiful and functional space perfect for parties and intimate gatherings.
For contractors and property owners seeking a bit of sophistication for their project, our natural stone drywall and sawn steps come in four sleek and natural-looking colors—including Harvest Gold and Starlight Black—and the natural rock, unsawn facing of our steps help to maintain the integrity of an organic aesthetic. You can also create additional routes across your property with the help of our Thermal Flagstone.
Create an Inviting Impression for the Property
Prevent an unkempt property landscape by boosting a building or home’s curb appeal. Whether looking to our striking thin stone veneer for a beautiful facade or reliable natural stone hardscapes to create a statement retaining wall the opportunities for an eye-catching first-impression are vast.
Looking to sell your home or commercial property in the near future? Having a landscape architect update your property with an inviting environment could significantly increase your home’s value, not to mention leaving you with something to be proud of. What’s more, nothing adds to the tranquility of a neighborhood or industrial block quite like a well-designed, natural landscape. Combat the hustle and bustle of everyday metro life with natural materials that are sure to improve the overall mood and quality of your environment.
Contribute Positively to the Environment
When you supplement your project with natural stone rather than manufactured stone, you choose a longer-lasting, durable product that is far more likely to sustain its color and avoid negative impacts on the environment. Take, for example, Kafka’s decomposed granite pathway mix which is both permeable and sustainable for long periods of time. Retaining walls and riprap may also help reduce the property’s chances of erosion.
Learn More About Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Landscaping Products
We have provided natural stone solutions to businesses and contractors for over 40 years. Connect with our office today to better understand how our landscaping products can improve the quality and aesthetic of both commercial and residential environments.