Combining Hardscaping & Softscaping

If you’re ready to invest in professional landscape design, there are a few landscaping elements you should understand before you begin. The key elements that will make up your new outdoor living space are considered hardscaping and softscaping. Prairie Sky Landscaping in Winnipeg shares more:

What is hardscaping?

Hardscaping consists of man-made landscaping features used in landscape design including things like retaining walls, pathways, patios, water features, decks and pergolas.  Hardscape elements are inanimate objects, generally solid and unchanging and are usually made of stone or wood.

These features play a critical role in your landscape design as they usually help make up functional living spaces like a patio or deck for relaxing, dining and entertaining. When designed and installed by a professional landscaper like Prairie Sky Landscaping, they can add value to your property and really make your yard shine.

What is softscaping?

Softscaping is basically everything else. Your softscape will be the living and growing components of your landscape design including things like the lawn, flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants. Your softscape will constantly change with the growing seasons and can play a big role in aesthetics of your yard. A landscape designer will help you choose plants and flowers that will enhance your yard and flow well with your home’s exterior colour schemes.

Good landscape design combines both.

A good landscape design plan will incorporate a balance between hardscaping and softscaping elements. Too much hardscaping will make your property look cold and maybe take away the natural look and feel of a yard. Too much softscaping can make your home look unkept, like a jungle with plants growing wild. Finding that perfect balance will give your yard flow, function and visual appeal.

A perfect blend of hardscape and softscape features to create this beautiful outdoor living space.

Landscapers in Winnipeg

Prairie Sky Landscaping in Winnipeg can create a landscape design that perfectly balances hardscaping and softscaping features to create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. The projects they undertake vary in size and scope, from existing landscape renovations to installing a totally new landscape in new residential properties. They specialize in water features, stone retaining walls, patios, walkways, underground sprinkler systems, landscape lighting, plant material and sod.

Read to rejuvenate your outdoor spaces? Contact Prairie Sky Landscape.

 

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