What is Hardscaping?
There are so many considerations in the world of landscaping, that it always helps to work with a specialist that can help you design the perfect landscape to meet your aesthetic and functional needs. Yet, if you’re like most homeowners in Syracuse, you probably like to explore Pinterest, and other popular landscaping websites yourself for inspiration. There is a term you will see often in the landscaping world: hardscape. These days, it’s the hardscape on your property, not just the grass and plants, that is often the most impactful.
Introduction to Hardscape
Hardscape are the features of a property that are entirely man made. As the name implies, they are
usually “hard,” in the sense that they are not fragile or soft like plants and grass. Examples of hardscape
Stamped Concrete Walkways
The driveway is also a form of hardscape, as is any sidewalk. Fire pits and outdoor kitchens would be
considered hardscape as well, but conversationally they may be referred to as “features” instead, since
they are only loosely tied to the look of the landscape.
Why is Hardscape Important?
Hardscaped areas tend to be more functional. They are also much better at drawing the eye, and they
create clear site lines in your front and backyard that help you draw attention to your property.
While most people see landscaping in terms of the greenery, it is often the hardscape that turns a drab
landscape into an incredible one. For more information about hardscape in Cicero and Syracuse, call us
today at (315) 952-1887.