Hardscaping and landscaping are usually confusing since they occur interchangeably, or sometimes one is used to refer to the other.
There’s no big deal in terms of the differences but let’s clear the confusion, shall we?
What is landscaping?
Landscaping is a more general term, and it does refer to the artistic design of your property, that is, the modification of visible structures.
It includes both the hardscape features and the softscape, bringing them together to create a balanced oasis to your outdoor living space.
Softscape features are the natural living elements of your outdoor space, that is, your lawns and all the flowers, trees, shrubs, and bushes.
When your landscaping company talks of hardscapes, they mean the unnatural, immovable structures in your yard. These structures include:
- Water features
- Retaining walls
Most homeowners do not necessarily see walkways and driveways as hardscaping features, but they also belong there.
Another thing to note is, You can make hardscaping features from natural elements such as wood and stone. You can also manufacture them using steel, asphalt, and concrete.
So, whether you’re looking to create a stunning outdoor space in your front or backyard, a mix of both softscape and hardscape features will elevate your outdoor space a notch higher.
Tying your outdoor design with outdoor landscaping services
Are you looking to create a beautiful landscape design in your outdoor space? Working with a professional company gives you an edge over a DIY person.
A professional knows how to cohesively balance hardscape and softscape features bringing beauty and function to your space.
Our job is creating an outdoor space you truly desire, so whatever outdoor project you need, we can help.