It’s important to integrate both hardscapes and softscapes for a cohesive design that is both beautiful and functional. Hardscapes are man-made features that require installation and construction, such as patios, stone walls, fences and landscape lighting. Conversely, softscapes are the vegetative natural living components of a yard, such as plants, trees, bushes and flower beds. Hardscape elements such as retaining walls are often used to create boundaries between various softscape elements and assist with the seamless integration of the numerous components in a yard. When you blend the hard and softscapes into a cohesive plan, your landscape will come together in ways you could never have imagined, creating your dream backyard escape!