What is Hardscaping and How Does it Enhance Your Landscape Design?

Hardscaping is an essential part of landscape design, providing definition and organization to natural areas and features. It includes any type of decorative or practical structure, from entrances to fences and benches. Durable stone patios provide years of enjoyment for friends and family, while custom backyards are a low-maintenance element that can add value to your home. For those looking to build their last house, hardscapes create an “outdoor appeal” that will be part of the family heritage for years to come.

When planning your dream landscape, it's important to consider the balance between hardscaping and softscaping elements. Hardscapes are any non-living elements in your landscape design, such as concrete, rocks, bricks, cobblestones, stone and wood. Softscapes are living elements such as soil, trees, flowers, grass and shrubs. A well-balanced landscape design will include an attractive combination of both.

At Drost Landscape, we have a team of experienced professionals who can help you create the perfect outdoor space. Our team development manager Travis has 15 years of experience in sales, communications, training and administration of teams. Clayton joined the Drost team when he was 18 years old as a member of a plantation team and has since been promoted to hardscape foreman. Becca has 12 years of experience in customer service and team coordination as an administrative assistant for the Drost Team.

Senior landscape architect David brings more than 20 years of design and construction experience to Drost, while Jim has 30 years of irrigation experience in Northern Michigan. Emily is originally from Rogers City, MI and Dustin has been mastering the art of hardscapes and water fountains for nearly 20 years. Paul has a long career in the landscape industry that spans 35 years and is certified in pesticide application. Dale began working as a worker in 1993 for a landscape design and construction company and has been part of the Drost team since 1997. When it comes to hardscaping materials, there are many options available to suit your needs.

From patios and terraces to outdoor kitchens and masonry, these elements can add value to your home while creating an optimal balance between living plants and hardscape structures. Regular maintenance is also important to ensure that your hardscapes remain in good condition for years to come. At Drost Landscape, we are committed to providing superior products and services to our customers while creating opportunities for our employees. We understand the importance of hardscaping in creating an outdoor space that is both beautiful and functional.