There are two subcategories of landscaping which includes hardscape and softscape but the most common one is hardscape. Hardscaping consists of non-living elements of landscaping such as the stone wall, wooden arbor, driveways, sleeper walls, patio and brick, while softscaping consists of the living elements of landscaping which includes plants, lawn grass and weeds. The elements of hardscaping define how a space is utilized and how it appears either lively, attractive or their opposites. The design of your landscape can say a lot about your personality, culture and style just with their arrangements, color and ambience. There are various types of hardscapes and they are; garden walls, stone steps, seat walls, accent stones, planting beds, large boulders, fences, pergolas, gravel paths, stone retaining walls etc. Lakewood landscapers are the best hardscaping service providers in Lakewood, CO and around. Our excellent work will leave you astonished and you won’t have to worry about heavy rain or snow fall due to the installation of the right irrigation system which ensures that your yard or living space is dry instead of being wet and irritable.
Softscape is a landscaping term that is less common compared to hardscape, if being said to a layman, it could be interpreted as the opposite of hardscape or a subcategory of landscaping that has soft elements. These definitions, although seems intelligent and true are also not really true. Softscape refers to the living elements of a landscape design. Examples of softscape include trees (which is why it’s not quite logical to say all components of softscape are soft), lawn grass, shrubs, plants, flower borders and vines. Softscape elements contribute to the beauty of a hardscape while hardscape elements also compliment the aesthetic appeal of softscape elements. Both categories of landscaping are beneficial to each other.
Water Hardscape Features
Water hardscape features are also a way to make your home have an aesthetic appeal to it. Examples of water hardscape features include; ponds, stream beds, waterfalls, fountains and pools. Majority of homeowners are specific about wanting water features when explaining the designs they prefer. Some of the reasons why they prefer water features are because water features are handy at masking traffic noises and providing privacy. Water hardscape features can be structured in various forms like stone fountains, ceramic fountains, DIY fountains and clay pot fountains.
One of the major benefits of landscaping is its ability to absorb water. With the right installation of the water absorption and irrigation system and hard materials that directs the water from the property, heavy rain or snowfall, wet and muddy ground and other effects of soil erosion will not be a problem. When a drainage system is poorly erected, it can result in series of problems such as flooding, erosion, destruction of plants and flowers, ant and insect infiltration and washout after a heavy downpour, storm or other forms of natural occurrences. For this reason, it is best to hire us at Lakewood landscapers for a well-planned and proper execution of the job. We are experienced and highly trained team of landscapers who offer the best services at a reasonable price.