Hardscape means the built environment or built aspects of the landscape design, as opposed to the grown or “softscape” aspects such as plants, vegetation, flowers, and trees. Hardscape can be large scale or small scale. Most landscapes incorporate some form of hardscape.
Hardscapes can add function and character to any yard. Some examples include:
- Sidewalks/stepping stones
- Fireplaces/fire pits
- Retaining walls
Homebuyers will be more enthusiastic about touring a home that looks inviting on the outside. The front door/entrance should always be the focal point from the street view. An interesting walkway from the driveway to the front of the house with colorful plants and flowers creates an impressive welcome for guests and potential buyers.
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