The term “hardscape” in Boca Raton, FL and elsewhere refers to all of the hard, non-living elements in landscaping, like a brick patio, a stone wall, or a wooden arbor. It is one of two major types of landscaping, the other being softscape, which includes all of the living and organic elements in a garden, like trees, flowers, and grass.
Hardscape elements can also define the use of a certain space, like with a driveway, or it can lead people through different zones of softscaping, like a gravel path winding through a grassy area to a secluded garden. There are many ways to utilize hardscape elements to beautify your property. Here are some of the most popular examples of hardscape elements that a landscaping company like Treasurescapes (serving Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Delray Beach, FL) to install:
Stone retaining walls can make planting areas on sloped areas.
Concrete patios are the classic low-maintenance and versatile patio option.
Brick patios can make a more natural and upscale look than concrete patios.
Flagstone patios are an economical option for natural stone outdoor flooring.
Tile patios are a beautiful way to dress up a concrete patio slab.
Stone walkways are lovely hardscape options for garden paths.
Gravel paths are a “softer” alternative to brick, stone, or concrete.
Large landscape stones can make beautiful outdoor steps.
Metal fences like coated steel or wrought iron.
Wooden fences and decks are hardscaping, too, just like patios.
Wooden gazebos or arbors can enhance a landscape and also provide shade.
Pergolas are arbor-like structures attached to a house or other buildings.