Hardscaping Versus Softscaping: What’s The Difference?
Technical Lingo Worth Knowing
Building a better landscape doesn’t need to be complicated! Whether it be a private home, a residential apartment building, or a commercial business, good design is the key to perfecting your outdoor spaces. Blossom Earthworks, and its experts in landscape design, installation, and maintenance, are here to help. All that you need to bring to the table is a vision.
Lots of phrases can get tossed around in a design meeting, and it’s in your best interest to know them. Being able to define keywords and phrases will help you synthesize your vision and translate it to Blossom Earthworks’ team of designers. One of the broadest and the most essential sets of terms are “hardscaping” and “softscaping”.
Picture a neatly manicured lawn. On the property, a stand of trees, primly pruned. Hedges and fruit trees, groundcovers and lawns. These all make up the scope of softscaping. Every living thing in your landscape is part of the softscaping, and it represents the more flexible portion of your overall design.
Hardscaping is the second half of landscape design. Physical installations allow you to traverse, or enjoy your lawn. If you think a water feature would do wonders to center your corporate office’s approach, or if you think a gazebo and a gravel pathway will allow you a beautiful vantage of your acreage, Blossom Earthworks can create it for you.