Softscaping Vs Hardscaping!! What is the difference?
An outdoor living space provides an oasis to enjoy your life. Your outdoor design should include both hardscape and softscape elements to make it a comfortable place for friends & family.
Whether it be a residential property or a commercial property.There are two parts to any landscaping design. Hardscaping & Landscaping
What is Hardscaping?
Hardscape refers to non-living landscape materials, consisting of hard surface materials such as brick pavers, retaining walls, rocks, stones, and wood.Other types of hardscape materials include:
Brick Paver Patios
Brick Paver Walkways
Brick Paver Driveways
Brick Porches & Pillars
Brick Paver Lighting
Retaining Wall - Seating Areas
Outdoor Fire Features
Outdoor Bar Space
Custom Gazebos- Pergolas
Firepits & Fireballs
What is Softscaping?
Softscapes include soft materials used to add color to your home these elements include sod,plants,and trees,others include:
Tree & Shrub Installation
Tree Trimming and Tree Removal
Topsoil- Mulch- Stone
Lawn Seeding & Sod Installation
Natural Stone Retaining Walls
Natural Boulder Installation
Combining Hardscaping and Softscaping
So now that you know about the two most important features of landscaping, blend creative ideas of hardscape and softscape to design your dream backyard escape!
Remember there’s no right or wrong way to combine hardscaping and softscaping elements. Everyone has their own tastes, budget and time frame. Hardscape elements just tend to cost more than softscape elements due to the fact that hardscape elements last longer. They stay the same for years. Also a hardscape design is usually a bigger project than a softscape design.
Am Landscaping is a professional landscaping & brick paving company with over 30 year experience. If you would like a free consultation about your project give us a call today!
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