What Exactly is a "Hardscape"?
Terms used to describe landscape work can be confusing. Landscape maintenance companies often call themselves "landscapers". In fact, the term "landscaper" encompasses many fields - there are landscape architects and designers who focus on design and/or drawings, landscape construction companies who install based on those designs, masons who do stone and brickwork, etc.
Georgia Natural Scapes is a landscape design and construction company, which means we do everything from design to installation, including bi-annual cleanup and color, but we do not offer regular scheduled "mow and blow" maintenance. About the term "hardscape"....
Hardscape is a relatively new term that was created to describe the non-plant elements within the landscape design. The hardscape must work in harmony with the overall design, and proper design and installation is crucial. These non-plant elements include:
- Patios & Pathways
- Steps & Stairways
- Retaining Walls
- Fireplaces & Fire Pits
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Driveways & Parking Pads
Hardscaping includes the use of materials such as:
- Textured Block
Please see some examples of hardscapes within landscapes designed and installed by our professionals: