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 landscaping 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, the materials you select, and the long-term maintenance costs for the plant life you’ve planted. We suggest adding drought-resistant plants to your design to minimize long-term expense. To learn more about factors that influence landscaping decisions, visit our article on important landscaping factors to consider.
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.