Hardscaping is the process of adding man-made (non-living elements) to your landscape. Some examples of hardscaping are bricks, paths, walls, concrete, etc.
Hardscape elements can be used to define the use of space such as driveways and walkways that can lead visitors through the different parts of the garden, or even a gravel path into a secret part of a landscape!
Don’t be fooled. Hardscaping can be hard work but it can elevate the design. Some hardscaping projects may be too physically demanding because of manual labor. At times, it may require the use of heavy equipment. So make sure you have a plan before you add hardscaping elements.
Here are some hardscape elements that you can add to your landscape design:
- Concrete Patios – These are classic low-maintenance and versatile options for patios. You can design your concrete patio with classic concrete planters. IOTA offers a range of concrete planters.
- Wooden Fences or Decks – A wooden fence or deck may add a rustic appeal to a design.
- Stone Walls – Stone walls can be used to create a division over a landscape.
- Fountains – Adding water features as hardscape is a good idea. They make good focal points in a design. You can consult a professional about installing a water feature in your landscape.
These are just some hardscaping elements that you can use for your landscape design. What other hardscaping elements are you thinking of adding to your design? Share your ideas in the comments.
If you are looking for pots and planters, IOTA offers a great range of planters that you can use for hardscaping.