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What is Hardscaping?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019


Most of us are familiar with the term "landscaping". Landscaping refers to the process of making a yard or piece of land more attractive by altering the design, planting trees and shrubs, and adding ornamental features. On the other hand, "hardscaping" is an unfamiliar term less known to the masses. This blog post is designed to take you through the different elements of hardscaping, and what hardscaping can do for your property.


Hardscape is landscaping design that is built using natural and man-made, non-living materials. Hardscaping work uses materials such as stone, wood, and brick to build features such as pathways, patios, and retaining walls. Inherently, architecture becomes a part of the process when hardscaping. Drainage, grade, flow, and function must all be considered when implementing a hardscape project. The end result enhances the natural beauty of the surrounding yard, while also providing a useful outdoor living space.


A functional and aesthetically pleasing feature requires skillful planning and vision by experienced leads with incredible attention to detail, ensuring that no stone is left out of place.. At Island Details, we work closely with each customer to design and execute the ideal hardscape that will seamlessly integrate into their property, helping complete their vision for a perfect landscape for their home.


To see more pictures of the beautiful hardscaping work Island Details does and learn about the benefits that hardscaping can bring to your property, explore the links below . If you already know the type of feature you want and want an estimate, or if you are done researching and are ready to get started on a project, contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of the page.


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