The term hardscape was coined by landscapers to describe the parts of their design that are not organic (like plants and trees). Hardscape instead refers to the elements that shape your yard and make it functional. Flagstone pathways allow easy passage through the landscape, block walls can be filled with beautiful plants, and outdoor fireplaces provide a warm gathering place for guests and family.
Creating a gorgeous landscape for your front yard or back yard takes more than a sampling of plants and flowers and a well-kept lawn. The right hardscape elements like flagstone paths and retaining walls will make your home safe and elegant. Unruly plants? Muddy walkways? The solution is the addition of attractive hardscape elements that match your house’s overall design.