Softscaping vs. Hardscaping

Both are necessary to make a landscape fully functional, but what’s the difference?

Softscaping is the living things in your landscape design. Some examples: trees, shrubs, hedges, flowers, and vines.

Hardscaping refers to the non-living components of your landscape design. Examples include: patios, outdoor kitchens, decks, and retaining walls.

A well-designed landscape plan harmoniously incorporates elements of both softscaping and hardscaping. Excessive softscaping can make your outdoor space look like a jungle. On the other hand, too much hardscaping might make your home appear uninviting.