What Is Hardscape in Landscaping?

The term “hardscape” refers to the non-living elements in landscaping, such as a stone wall, brick, or a wooden arbor. It is one of the two significant subcategories of landscaping, the other known as softscape. Hardscaping is a crucial part of landscape design. It creates living spaces and functional areas surrounded by natural areas with things such as live plants.

Below are some examples of hardscaped items:

  • Brick or paver patios to create a natural and impressive look
  • Stone and boulder retaining walls
  • Stamped concrete
  • Pattern concrete
  • Colored concrete
  • Traditional broom finished concrete
  • Flagstone patios for a natural stone feel
  • Stone landscape treads that make beautiful outdoor steps

The key to a well-designed landscape plan is the right balance between hardscaping and soft-soaping. We proudly serve many cities in the Lehigh Valley, which include Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and beyond.