When you say landscaping the first thing that comes into mind is neatly cut grass, beautiful flowers, weed less flower beds. However there is a new face of landscaping. Now with the inclusion of hardscaping and hardscape design, as well as concrete works, landscaping is now much, much more than your average colorful flowers and mowed lawn.
Hardscaping or hardscape design is one of landscaping’s subcategories that simply means using inanimate elements in landscaping. Literally the term means using hard things to decorate your landscape design, namely elements such as masonry, stone, concrete, timber, and even metal.
Hardscape design speaks of the process of integrating the hard elements into the hardscape, hence the word design. Patio deck construction, laying out of brick or stone walkways, stone walls, wooden fences or gates and many more all fall under the category of hardscaping. The many uses of hardscaping and hardscape design is only bounded by the imagination of the designer.
Hardscaping and hardscape design does not only talk about the large scale projects. Any forms of implementation of inanimate objects such as brick,stone, concrete works into your landscape no matter how small of a project is already considered hardscaping.
When you are going to be undertaking a large-scale project, it is good to make use of both hardscaping and landscaping elements into your designs. Intelligent and well thought out designs that are a good marriage of landscaping and hardscaping is the secret to any successful plan.
In a lot of cases, the best course of action is to start with hardscape design for hardscaping is the easiest element to work on. You negate the possible risk of injuring your plants when you start with hardscaping because the nature of hardscaping usually involves physical and sometimes rough exertion.
Curved objects are a favored landscape design in general when compared to straight lines as regards merging hardscape design components into some overall landscape pattern. By recognizing that elements pertaining to hardscape and softscape complement one another, an aesthetically appealing design is produced.
Curved walls along with walkways can soften a landscape, curbing the crude straight lines provided by most residential construction, sidewalks, and also driveways. Consider a path of stone or otherwise a curvilinear walkway to separate an area as well as cause visual interest. Consider a flower bed, some water feature, tree line or shrub, complemented with just the exact hardscape elements. Making a path or walk way that is curving will as well allow you together with your guests to walk through your landscape, and to take in and enjoy the experience in addition to the view.
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