In landscape management, hardscapes are the solid materials such as stonework, retaining walls, patios, decks and driveways used in the landscape. Softscapes in turn, are the trees, soil, flowers, grass and shrubs that soften the landscapes edges with greenery. Integrating the two tastefully and complementing each other is the desired result of any landscape project and design.
A great hardscape project appeals to the whole vision of the landscape and provides a foundation that helps to fully develop the overall outdoor space. So many appealing options are available from rustic stacked stone walls to full blown outdoor kitchens. When an outdoor hardscape is considered, it's crucial to have a design to create your overall vision for the area. While you may be only considering one small area, an overall plan with another viewpoint will save you frustration and money in the long run. Always consider the site comprehensively to ensure each space is connected and flows together. Making an investment in the hardscape is like putting a roof on your home, it’s going to be there a long time so considering vital components is essential to long-term gratification.
The look of distinction that permanent outdoor structures (such as retaining walls, patios, pavers and walkways) bring to a landscape is undeniable. Hardscapes define a landscape by creating the skeleton that holds your outdoor living space together. When designed with vision and architectural skill, hardscapes create functionality while expanding the architecture of your home into the outdoors. A vast array of hardscape materials can add color, texture and dimension to your overall landscape design. Hardscapes range from natural stone retaining walls and seat walls, paver or flagstone walkways and patios, pergolas, gazebos, and outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, to name a few.
Hardscapes by Clean Cut are always designed and constructed with unsurpassed quality. Our certified staff use equipment, materials and processes that stand up to the High Country’s severe weather and abrupt freezing and thawing cycles. Creating your hardscape begins with contacting Clean Cut. Our designers can advise you on material selection and aesthetic concerns to create a custom hardscape to meet your needs.
For more information about our specialized Hardscape solutions, call Clean Cut or connect with us via our online contact form.