Hardscape refers to hard landscape materials used in structures that provide landscape design. This can include retaining walls, paved areas, driveways or any other landscape feature made up of hard-wearing materials such as concrete, masonry, stone etc. as opposed to the horticultural elements of a landscape.
In urban environments, hardscapes can include massive features such as paved roads. Most water features are also considered hardscapes because they require a barrier to prevent water from draining directly into the surrounding soil.
Hardscaping is not only a beautiful addition to your landscape but in some cases, it is a necessary feature. For instance, a stone pathway can compensate for large amounts of human traffic that would cause wear on grass or bare earth.
The professionals at Probuilt Pool & Patio can provide quality experience and knowledge when you are considering your hardscape design.