There are two parts of landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping is the plant life in the yard, while hardscaping is all of the non-plant design elements of a yard. Hardscaping includes: paved walkways, walls, lawn ornaments, fences, and rocks. It is the foundation of landscaping and should be installed before softscaping. Hardscaping provides that extra push of beauty that softscaping alone can’t accomplish.
Fall is the best time to prepare your yard for Spring time softscaping by designing and installing all hardscaping aspects of your yard! Instead of doing your entire landscaping project at once, installing hardscaping in the Fall and softscaping in the Spring allows you to split up your landscaping project making it more budget friendly! Doing this division allows for a more feasible landscaping project.
As opposed to softscaping being vulnerable to weather changes, hardscaping provides a more permanent beauty that will out live freezing winters and dry summers. Hardscaping enhances the appearance of the yard without adding to lawn maintenance requirements. It also can make your yard more livable by enhancing privacy, making the lawn more level, reducing lawn maintenance needs, and creating boundaries.
Let us use our years of experience to help you check off your hardscaping project from your To-Do List!