A hardscape is any paved portion in an outdoor area. Examples of this can include block walls, outdoor fire pits, and fireplaces. There are several purposes for such features. One is convenience. Hard surfaces make it easier for people to walk around the area. Another may be functional. Hardscape design can be integrated into your irrigation design to help with the flow of water. This can prevent unplanned ponds from forming in your garden when it rains.
From an aesthetic perspective, a hardscape can provide shape and detail to any scene. They also help to support softscapes, which consist of things like flower beds and artificial hills. Hardscapes can also act as boundaries for water features and make sure your fish pond doesn’t dry up in the summer. A good landscape design incorporates both hardscapes and softscapes seamlessly with retaining walls, ponds, walkways, and landscape lighting design.
You can install hardscapes to your front or backyard by contacting us at Elite Landscaping & Irrigation in Mt Vernon, WA.
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