What Is The Difference Between Hard & Soft Landscaping?

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Landscaping your garden can completely transform the look and feel of your outside space. With your garden, there are countless ways in which you can design and style it. Whether you want something full of nature, or a more minimal vibe, there’s many things you can change with your outdoor space. Read on to find out the difference between hard and soft landscaping

Hard Landscaping

Hard landscaping involves the more solid features in your garden. This can involve invasive work that can completely transform your garden. It caters to the more practical features of your garden. For example: 

  • Patios
  • Walls
  • Fences
  • Decking
  • Raised Beds
  • Stonework
  • Paving

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Soft Landscaping

This term refers to the softer materials in your garden. It mostly involves the plants and greenery that make up the look of your outdoor space. It includes:

  • Flower beds
  • Grass
  • Hedges and bushes
  • Trees

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Which Is More Important?

Hard landscaping is the base of your garden and offers functionality. However, soft features will elevate the environment and overall look of the space. A ‘perfect’ garden will be a mixture of both to complement each other.

Where Do I Start?

When it comes to designing the perfect garden, it’s good to think about how you’re going to use the space. Are you simply going to admire the nature? Will you want to dine on a patio in the summer? Is sunbathing on the grass a priority? Once you figure out what you want to do, it will become apparent what hard landscaping features you will need, and then what soft components you need to add to the mix.

What Will Make The Most Difference?

If you’re looking to transform your outdoor space with just one change to your garden, we recommend installing or upgrading a patio. A patio will provide practical space to dine or relax. Plus, you can choose from a range of materials and colours to create a truly personalised space. Whether you want something sleek and modern, or something more traditional, there will be an ideal solution for your property.

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Contact Us Today

Our team offer many both hard and soft landscaping services, such as patios, decking, paths and also lawn maintenance and turfing. If you want a brand new space or to improve your current garden, get in touch with our friendly team today and we can discuss your options.

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