Hardscape can include paved areas, driveways, retaining walls, sleeper walls, stairs, walkways, and any other landscaping made up of hard wearing materials such as wood, stone or concrete as opposed to the horticultural elements of a landscape.
With hardscaping we install landscaping features that would otherwise be impossible due to soil erosion or address for large amounts of people traffic that would cause wear and tear to plantings or grass.
A great hardscape project appeals to the whole vision of the landscape and provides a foundation that helps to fully develop the overall outdoor space.
So many appealing options are available from stacked stonewalls to full blown outdoor kitchens. When you’re considering an outdoor hardscape it’s a good idea to have a design of your overall vision for the area. While you may be only considering one small area, an overall plan with another viewpoint will save you frustration and money in the long run. Always consider the site comprehensively to ensure each space is connected and flows together.