Lexington, KY Hardscapes

A Team With

Professional Certifications, Extensive Training, and a Passion for Outdoor Living

The best outdoor spaces balance softscapes and hardscapes for a harmonious experience. At Inside Out Landscape Design, we specialize in creating these life-enriching spaces in Lexington, Kentucky, with the state's only APLD-certified landscape designer leading the way. Our crew holds extensive certifications and industry affiliations, including ICPI Concrete Paver, Advanced Residential Paver Installer, and NCMA Advanced Residential Wall Installer. With years of experience in Central Kentucky, we're uniquely equipped to design and install your hardscaping with consideration for local building regulations, the Lexington soil and climate, and your personal preferences and ongoing outdoor needs.

Our hardscaping experience includes paver patios, retaining and seating walls, pathways, fences, pools, outdoor kitchens, decorative rock, fireplaces, and more. We work with nature in mind, employing eco-friendly solutions at every turn to ensure your hardscaping last for years, and supplementing that with Kentucky native pollinator-friendly plants, drainage solutions, and more for a truly sustainable outdoor space.

Our crews show up on time and ready to work according to the timeline, and we communicate clearly throughout your project to keep you up-to-date on our progress and any challenges that may arise. We back our work with warranties for your peace of mind, and you'll receive care sheets and seasonal instructions, so you can give your new hardscaping and plantings the care they need. You're always welcome to reach out with questions, and we're happy to provide ongoing education and advice long after the project is finished.

Contact us to learn more about our hardscaping expertise, and schedule a consultation to start your landscaping project.

How Our Clients Feel About Eco-Friendly Solutions and Enjoying Life Outdoors

With over 120 combined years of experience in Frankfort and the surrounding area, we've built lasting relationships with our clients. Nothing makes us happier than knowing they're enjoying their outdoor spaces. Here's what a few of the hundreds of clients we have worked with have to say about working with Inside Out Landscape Design:

The Benefits

of Hardscaping

Hardscaping is anything non-living in your outdoor space. While softscapes encompass lawns, gardens, and trees, your hardscaping include patios, kitchens, pathways, and seating areas. There are many advantages to incorporating hardscaping elements into your landscape, and even more advantages to doing it with Inside Out:

  • Well-crafted hardscapes typically require little in terms of maintenance and upkeep
  • By replacing your lawn with hardscaping elements like paver patios, you reduce your water usage and save time that you would have spent mowing and fertilizing
  • Hardscapes are both beautiful and functional, giving you the comfortable amenities you need to get outside and enjoy nature
  • With our focus on sustainability, you get to enjoy a long-lasting landscape that takes less time and fewer resources to maintain, and you encourage pollinators to thrive while protecting the soil from erosion
  • Our team has extensive landscaping education, including degrees in horticulture and landscape design, and we maintain industry certifications with APLD, ICPI, and others to ensure we're at the leading edge of the industry
  • We offer detailed proposals, dedicated timelines, and seamless communication throughout your project and beyond
  • Our commitment to first-class services ensures we show up on time, work safely and with respect for your home, and prioritize your satisfaction

If it's time to add or update beautiful, functional hardscaping features to your outdoor space, contact us today.

How Finely Crafted Hardscaping Can Transform an Outdoor Space

We treat our clients—and each outdoor space—like the individuals you are. The result is a unique landscaping design that enhances your existing architecture and takes your lifestyle into consideration. Take a look at some of our landscape transformations, each completed with different challenges and under different budgets:

A Client-Centric Approach That Puts Your Needs and Wishes First

Working with us is simple. We follow a transparent process so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and we stay in communication with you as we go. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions at any time:

Complete the inside out questionnaire

In less than 10 minutes, you can answer a few questions (and even upload a few photos, plats, house plans, survey, etc.!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.


It's time for a walk-through of your outdoor space, so we can see it and get more information about what you'd like! Our in-person consultations range from $150-300+ (depending on your location).

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $5-10,000+. Extensive outdoor space projects (our specialty and majority of our projects) are a $5,000 minimum design fee. The Design Phase will begin as soon as we receive your signed agreement and deposit, both of which can be done online.

If your project doesn't need a design, you'll get an estimate within one week of your consultation.

Enter the Design Phase

Design support staff will measure and evaluate the site and will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. They pass that information on to our designers, who get to work on your design. For especially large projects, the designer may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before we estimate the cost of the project.

Attend the Inside Out Presentation Meeting

It's so exciting to see your ideas come to life! You'll have the information you need to envision the completed project, including all the details, plant photos, and more. The Construction Agreement will be created once the design is approved, is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate.

Sign the Construction Agreement and Make the Initial Payment

After we've finalized the scope of the work, you can electronically sign an agreement to the terms of payment. For small projects, this is typically 40% initial payment and 60% upon completion. Larger projects are 30% upon signing, 30% when we begin the work, 20% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 20% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from us to schedule an approximate start date, and we'll send you a detailed production email with the next steps in the installation process along with care and maintenance sheets for your reference.

We'll Get Started!

We'll touch base with you the week before your start date, and the crew will call you when they're on the way to the site on the first day of work. We'll coordinate everything—you can simply sit back, relax, and eagerly await the completion of your revamped outdoor space!

Final Walk-Through

Your satisfaction is our priority, so a foreman or manager will walk through the project with you (if you’re available) before we leave the site. If there are any issues, please give us an opportunity to fix them. We would love you to leave us an online review with your feedback!

Hardscapes, Pools, Plantings, and More

Large or small, your project receives the full attention and commitment of our highly-skilled design, installation, and maintenance teams. We believe in building relationships, so we're always here for you as you get to know your new landscaping. Here's what we have to offer:

  • Design: We take your ideas and put them on paper, giving our installation crew a detailed plan to follow.
  • Installation: Our crew takes those designs and brings them to life—on time and on budget.
  • Maintenance: For spring cleaning or monthly maintenance, we can get you on a schedule that keeps your space looking its best.
  • Pools: We can design and install your pool to create a resort-like vibe in your own backyard.

Professionally Designed and Installed Hardscapes in Lexington, KY, and Throughout the Area

Frankfort is our home, but we're proud to serve the Central Kentucky region. You'll find our sustainable landscapes throughout these nearby areas:

Lexington Louisville Goshen Prospect Versailles Lawrenceburg Shelbyville Midway Georgetown Frankfort

Help Us Enrich People's Lives in Lexington: Join Our Team Today

If you're passionate about horticulture, sustainable practices, and helping people enjoy life outdoors, we'd love to hear from you. We offer year-round employment, 100% health insurance, 401K with 4% match, bonuses, company outings, reasonable hours that promote work-life balance, a family-like and community-driven atmosphere, and more. Visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply today.

Create a Space for Connection

Your hardscapes set the stage for connection. This is where you'll gather with friends and family around the dinner table or the fire pit to create memories you'll carry with you for a lifetime. When you work with the Inside Out Landscape Design team, you'll collaborate on a customized outdoor space that's designed to enrich your life, protect the environment, and change the way you experience your backyard. We'll combine softscapes and hardscapes in alignment with your vision for your outdoor lifestyle, and we'll do it all with transparent pricing, eco-friendly solutions, efficient installation, and exceptional craftsmanship. Contact us for more information about hardscapes and our other landscaping services in Lexington.