What is Hardscape? How to use Hardscape in Landscaping?

what is Hardscaping and how to use hardscaping landscape project

Hardscaping is referred to as a non-living element in landscaping. Such as patios, decks, pool surrounds, paths, garden structures, like arbors, pergolas, gazebos, walls and fences, stones and rocks, landscape edging etc. Hardscaping can include all types of decorative or practical structures in the landscape. Hardscape elements also define the use of space like pathways. There are so many ways to use hardscape elements to enhance your property:

Elements of Hardscaping

Retaining walls

Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to a slope that it would not naturally keep to (typically a steep, near-vertical or vertical slope). They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses. Retaining walls create planting areas or convert a slope to flat yard space. Call us on 587-986-7398 to get the best retaining wall quote.


A patio is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that adjoins a residence and is typically paved. In some areas, the patio is referred to as a roofed structure such as a veranda, which provides protection from sun and rain. There are many types of patio.

  • Concrete patios are known for the classic low-maintenance and versatile patio.
  • Brick patios offer a more upscale and natural look than the concrete patio.
  • The flagstone patio is known for the low-cost option for natural stone outdoor flooring.
  • Tile patios are a great way to decorate the landscape.


Walkways are a well-planned garden path which not only makes traversing through the garden easier but also accentuates the beauty. There are many types of walkways. Here are a few:

  • Gravel Path
  • Stone Edge Gravel Path
  • Stone Path
  • Paver Path
  • Paver and Pebble Path
  • Flagstone Path
  • Mulch and Stone Path
  • Brick Path
  • Concrete Path with Brick Edge
  • Wood Chips Path
  • Cobblestone Path
  • Pebble Mosaic Path
  • Granite Path
  • Wood slice Path
  • Tumbled Glass Path
  • Bamboo Path

We have a highly experienced team to help you design and install walkways in your landscape. We provide all landscaping services in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc, Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan and Spruce Grove.

Rock Beds

Rock beds come in different colors, sizes, and shapes. But the common in them is the closeness to Mother Earth. Rocks and rock arrangements play an integral part in the design. Rock beds are permanent structures.


Pavers are used in many different ways, however, the most common use for them is in driveways, pathways, and walkways. Pavers made from

  • Clay
  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Concrete

Concrete pavers are made by pouring a mixture of concrete and some type of coloring agent into a mold of some shape and allowing it to set.


Save your place from critters and give structure to your garden. There are mainly two types of fencing.

  1. Metal fences: Metal fences include coated steel is the modern standard. Few people also go with iron fences.
  2. Wooden fences use the most versatile fence material wood.

Water Features

Water features make your garden beautiful by installing fountains, pools, ponds, rills, artificial waterfall and streams. A water feature can range in size from a desktop water fountain to a large indoor waterfall that covers an entire wall in a large building and can be made from any number of materials, including stone, stainless steel, resin, iron and glass. Water features add sound, texture, and movement to landscaping designs and help homeowners to feel that their surroundings are more natural and unique. We have installed water features in Edmonton and its surrounding areas. Contact us on 587-986-7398 for all landscaping related works. Visit our home page to find more detail about Edmonton Landscaping services by My Landscape.

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