Landscapers differentiate between “softscape” (e.g., plants) and “hardscape” (e.g., rocks, soil). Hardscaping provides visual contrast and can be used functionally, such as for creating paths. Hardscape elements are often used to separate the landscape into a collection of rooms. When selecting items, consider color, porosity and finish. For pathways, stability is important. Large stones or boulders can be used as pure design elements. Hardscape cost considerations must include both materials and installation. Ultimately, there are many great ways to incorporate hardscaping into your yard: flagstone terraces, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, fountains, waterfalls, and rock walkways are just a few of them.
- Hardscaping has many uses like a wall or stones that separate your lawn and walking space.
- Hardscaping is just as important as landscaping and they should be used in tandem
- Walking paths and borders are just some of the examples of hardscape.
“Hardscape elements are the most efficient materials to use to create accessibility within your natural spaces.”