Hardscaping and Softscaping – Is it all just Landscaping?

Softscaping and hardscaping are two different approaches to landscaping that involve different types of materials and techniques.

Softscaping refers to the use of living elements in landscaping, such as plants, trees, flowers, and other vegetation. Softscaping involves the careful selection and arrangement of these elements to create a beautiful, harmonious landscape that complements the architecture of the building or property.

Hardscaping, on the other hand, involves the use of non-living elements in landscaping, such as wood, stones, rocks, bricks, concrete, and other hard materials. Hardscaping can include the construction of walkways, patios, retaining walls, decks, pergolas and other features that add structure and functionality to the landscape.

In summary, softscaping involves the use of plants and living elements to create a beautiful landscape, while hardscaping involves the use of hard materials to add structure and function to the landscape. A well-designed landscape often incorporates both elements to create a balanced and visually appealing environment.

At Groundcover Landscaping we specialise in soft and hard landscaping elements – it’s what we do!

  • Decks and Pergolas – indoor / outdoor flow
  • Paving – Simple or complex. Stone, brick, or concrete.  Transform your outdoor floorspace into a feature of envy
  • Raised Gardens & Planter Boxes – Define your features. From alluring potage gardens to simple seasonal vegetable beds, make a statement
  • Fencing & Retaining – We may break boundaries… but we also create them. Security and privacy that compliments your property
  • Garden Edging and Planting – Symmetry and clean lines. Garden edging and planting is an incredible way to enhance the overall aesthetics of your garden without a significant investment

The Groundcover Way

If you would like help with your landscaping, contact our Hamilton based office today.  We are leading residential landscapers, and one of only a few Registered Master Landscapers in the Waikato.

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