There are a few differences between hardscape and softscape but both are necessary in order to make your landscape fully functional. All of the hard things in your yard such as bricks, concrete and stone are known as hardscape. The soft things such as flowers, shrubs, and trees are known as softscape. Hardscape is typically inanimate and can be either natural or man made. Softscape is changing or evolving all the time because these items grow and adapt to their climate.
- Hardscape is the hard items in your yard such as concrete, bricks and stone. You’ll typically see this in the driveway.
- Hardscape objects are typically inanimate, solid and can be natural or man made depending on the structure.
- Softscare objects are always changing and evolving and are also soft to the touch. Some examples would be flowers or trees.
“The easiest ways to remember the differences: Hardscape and softscape are the complete opposites of each other, yet both are necessary to make a landscape fully functional.”