What is a hardscape and why should I be considering this feature in my landscape renovation plans? When we meet with potential and repeat customers from the King City, Caledon, Newmarket and Aurora areas surrounding Toronto, this is often one of the questions we get asked. In this article we are going to try to answer that question with a rundown of several reasons why hardscapes can be a great benefit to you and your landscape design. But, first things first – just what is a “hardscape”?

Hardscape Definition and Common Features – Hardscape is a term landscaping companies use to describe features such as paved areas, walls and other items including pools, fireplaces, patios, sidewalks and fountains. Basically, a hardscape is anything that covers the natural soil and prevents either air or water from coming into contact with it. This is an appealing characteristic of hardscape features as landscaping companies understand that hardscapes can provide them with a lot of design flexibility due to the fact that a hardscape will prevent soil erosion better than almost any other landscaping option. Below are listed a few other advantages of incorporating a hardscape into your landscape renovation project.

These are just a few of the reasons why landscaping companies are so enthusiastic about hardscape features when doing an outdoor renovation project. At M&S Architectural Ltd., our professional landscape designers can offer you a wide variety of hardscape features and tools that will optimize the outdoor space of your property, ensuring maximum value and functionality.