Hardscape is a subcategory of landscape design and construction that involves the use of hard materials such as fieldstone, bluestone, bricks, pavers, granite, cobblestone & other materials. Hardscape landscaping services can include stone and brick work for outdoor living areas such as patios, pool environments, kitchens, firepits, even driveways, walkways, and retaining walls. In short, all the hard, inorganic materials and products make up the hardscape part of landscape design.
All the organic elements– turf, shrubs, trees, flowers, mulch beds, etc. – provide the “soft” for the “softscape” part of landscaping.