So What Is Hardscaping, Anyway?

These days, the term “hardscaping” is bound to come up in any conversation about landscaping improvements…and for good reasons. Hardscaping is a great way to bring added form and function to your property while complementing the existing plantings in your landscape.

If you’re unsure of what hardscaping means, here’s a basic definition: Adding structural elements to a landscape that are made out of hard (non-plant) materials. Common hardscaping materials include stone, brick, water, wood and lighting.

There are all sorts of structural elements that can be created through hardscaping, such as:

  •  Walls
  •  Walkways
  •  Patios
  •  Water Features
  •  Terraces
  •  Decks
  • Cooking Areas
  •  Fireplaces or Fire Pits

A patio is just one of many hardscaping options to consider for your property

Properly planned and constructed, each of these items can transform the beauty of your landscape into a wonderful extension of your home. If you’re thinking of improving your landscape with hardscaping, there’s no time like the present!


Looking to add an environmentally friendly hardscaping element to your property? Consider creating (or renovating) a patio, terrace or garden path using recycled rubber pavers. these durable yet forgiving pavers come in a variety of colors and shapes. Some even come in mats that can easily be laid on top of an existing concrete patio for a quick and easy makeover!