Hardscapes are the patio's, walkways, and fences that offer function in each landscape design. Hardscape elements are numerous and vary by each design based on functional needs and budget. Some of the most common elements found in landscapes are stone, concrete, gravel, timber, glass, metal etc.
Incorporating hardscapes into your landscape design will create beauty & form while providing your desired functional needs. Additional advantages of hardscapes are the ease of maintenance and exceptional lifespan of most hardscape products.
Function is the most common reason clients initially consider hardscape elements. For example, patio’s offer a place to visit with friends and family. A patio is a focal point for high volumes of activities and traffic. The same can be said about a deck. Two very similar functioning areas with very differing hardscape elements.