What does hardscape mean in landscaping?

When thinking about an overall landscape design, you can basically separate that into two areas: hardscapes and the rest of your project.

The term “hardscape” refers to all the man-made features in the design. That includes things like driveways, patios, walkways, pools and ponds, fences and railing, and so on. That’s not because making them is hard (although it can be!) but because they are usually made from hard materials. These building products can be natural like stone, slate, and wood, or fabricated like cement and metal.

Hardscaping adds valuable characteristics to any design by providing places to drive, walk, sit, and gather. It can add architectural themes and beauty and define activity areas, as well as set the mood of your area using certain shapes—linear and geometric for a more formal look, curving and free-formed for a casual feel.

When designing your outdoor space, these features are determined first, as they define traffic flow and use of space. We then augment them with the rest of the landscaping: trees, shrubs, greenery, grasses and flowers.

For design and installation, call Bosch’s Landscaping in Holland, MI today at (616) 399-6861 and start translating your landscape dreams into reality.

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