Hardscaping & Landscaping
Hardscaping Adds Aesthetics to Your Home That Give it Character & Charm
Landscaping is a term that most people are already familiar with, but it has some subcategories that aren’t as well-known such as hardscaping.
Hardscaping Vs Softscaping
In order to have a complete understanding of landscaping as a whole, we’ll need to make the distinction between softscaping and hardscaping.
Hardscaping refers to the management or design of structures or walkways for the purposes of either decoration or functionality. Popular examples of hardscaping include concrete pavements, stone or wood patios, driveways, steps and fences.
Softscaping refers to the management and landscaping design related to foliage, plants and other organic matter.
In short, the easiest way to remember the differences is that softscaping deals with plants and hardscaping deals with inorganic objects, typically bricks, stone and wood.
Hardscaping is an Important Element of Landscaping
As the name implies, hardscaping is more difficult than softscaping. Installing a new custom stamped patio, outdoor fireplace, or outdoor kitchen requires the work of a professional mason. Especially if you want these hardscaping elements to stand up to the Rhode Island winters.
Hardscaping is a very vital aspect of landscaping because it can transform an average looking property into a beautiful sight on your property.
Because stone materials are great at absorbing heat from the sun, they can act as a natural way to dry the surrounding soil faster. This is just one of many ways in which you can get creative and strategic with your hardscaping decisions. The materials chosen, as well as the locations they are placed in all serve a purpose to improve the functionality of your property.
Hardscaping is not only good for improving drainage but can also be used to better handle mildew. The right kind of hardscaping can even be used to better barricade pests out of your property, whether they be foxes, possums or raccoons.
Improve Your Outdoor Living with Our Hardscaping Services
Hardscaping can be a laborious process so it is important that you work with masons and landscapers who will offer the craftsmanship you and your home deserve. Whether you are looking for a new fountain, fence, water features or terrace, Set In Stone’s landscaping and hardscaping is guaranteed to satisfy.
So if you’re curious about the benefits that hardscaping has to offer then feel free to contact us today so we can help you achieve the outdoor living space of your dreams.