The Difference Between Hardscape and Softscape
In Summer on September 2, 2015 at 12:12 am | Written by gtadmin20
Landscaping is the process of designing the exterior of your home
with materials such as stone and plants to add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. Landscaping can be divided into two distinct yet equally important parts to the overall look of your yard. This includes hardscape and softscape which contribute equally to the overall appearance of your property.
What is hardscaping?
Hardscaping refers to the creation of inanimate elements in landscaping. It is the literal bricks and mortar of the landscaping industry. Hardscape is an important aspect of landscaping because it helps to prevent the absorption of water. Hardscaping is implemented early in the landscaping process to outline the area and set a foundation for the desired shape of the design as well as making room for the softscape to integrate nicely as a whole. Hardscaping can also create a nice and visual boundary for your property line as well as help slow soil erosion.
What is softscaping?
Softscaping refers to the live, horticultural element of landscaping. Softscaping can be permanent with plants such as evergreen trees and shrubs. For more customization you can add temporary, seasonal plants. Planning and arrangement of these plants and elements is the pinnacle of effective landscaping and the overall look of the project.
Green T Landscaping
Here at Green T Landscaping we have trained professionals that will meet your every landscaping need. We serve the Chicagoland area. Green T Landscaping provides vision and implementation on completely customizable scapes designed to fit your personality and style. Contact Green T Landscaping
for an estimate
to see how we can improve your yard or call us at (630) 717-0007. Take a look at our portfolio gallery
to see some examples of hard and softscape in harmony.