What is Hardscaping and Softscaping?


Beautiful hardscaping and softscaping increases your home value and overall curb appeal. Hardscaping and softscaping essentially are two sides of the same coin. Hardscaping refers to anything like brick, concrete, and stone. While softscape is biological like plants and foliage. A well-designed landscape will have an elegant balance between both elements. Explore exciting hardscaping ideas for your front yard.

Hardscape Basics

Hardscaping refers to the nonliving elements of your yard: retaining walks, sidewalks, pergolas, etc. For example, an outdoor kitchenette or water fountain is hardscaping. What are the trending hardscaping ideas for your front yard this year?

  • Entertainment center with kitchen
  • Water features
  • Gazebos
  • Deck
  • Driveway
  • Gravel
  • Walkways
  • Walls and Fences
  • Arbors
  • Cabanas

Your hardscaping has a variety of functions. For example, a retaining wall protects the soil around the flowers and trees in your yard. They help prevent erosion and run-off. Water features can provide both a gorgeous view and irrigate plants. A water fountain might encourage wildlife to visit your home.

Benefits of Walkways

Professionally installed walkways and driveways provide a safe and secure place for guests to walk. Your sidewalk can help shape the overall look of your yard. Family members with physical challenges will benefit from wide walkways and accessible entryways.

Entertainment for Your Whole Family

Your backyard can become a primary place of entertainment for your family. Install a beautiful gazebo or pergola. Add a kitchenette. If you have a pool, add hardscaping for both safety and aesthetics. Speak with one of our designers about how you can transform your backyard into a one-stop oasis for your family.

Softscaping Features

Your designer will work with you to marry both living and hardscaping elements in your yard. For example, consider professional design combining both retaining walls and hardscaping with trees, grass, and exotic plants. Talk about planting foliage native to your region. This will increase curb appeal and lead to less long term maintenance.

Call the experts at Jescore Renovations about home renovations and hardscaping. Our trained team will be happy to help you design the perfect hardscaping for your family. We also specialize in bathroom renovation, kitchens, and home remodeling. Contact us today.