What is the Meaning of Hardscapes?

Hardscapes are a type of landscape design that uses natural and artificial materials, rather than living elements. This includes features such as stone or concrete pathways, roofs, retaining walls, patios, flower pots and other garden designs that use stone, wood, sand, pebbles, brick, metal and other similar materials. In other words, hardscapes are the non-living elements in your landscape design - the toughest components such as concrete, rocks, bricks, cobblestones, stone and wood. In addition to these natural elements, hardscaping also includes man-made structures like decks, pergolas or patio covers that are used to enhance your outdoor space.