If you’re one of those people who confuses the terms hardscaping and landscaping, here’s a simple way to differentiate the two. Hardscaping includes all the “heavier” elements of exterior design, from driveways and sidewalks to fountains and fences, and can include both natural and engineered elements. Landscaping involves the “softer” elements of a home’s exterior, such as soil, flowers, plants, and trees. It encompasses all the living elements of your exterior design. Think “hard and heavy” when you hear the word hardscaping, and “land, soil, and plants” when you hear the word landscaping. Hope that helped!
There is no set cost for hardscaping because every project is a little different. Your final cost will be determined by a variety of factors, such as the length of the project and the materials you select. More expensive hardscaping elements, like ornate stone features, can quickly increase your overall cost.
Hardscaping is unique from landscaping because it involves the non-living elements of exterior design. We’re happy to work with any hardscaping materials you’re envisioning for the exterior of your home. Not sure what you’re looking for just yet? Check out our blog for some stunning hardscaping and landscaping inspiration.
If you want assistance developing your vision, our experienced designers are happy to help you find a concept that suits your home. We’ve worked with many different landscaping projects, some big and some small. We’ve seen dozens of different landscaping styles, and we’ll help you find one that works for you and your family.