Hardscaping and softscaping go hand in hand as they are two parts of a bigger picture of landscaping. When imagining your front or back yard, there are many different elements to consider. Will there need to be a pathway, water features, or fencing? Whatever your hardscaping needs are, MDM Landscapes are the leading landscaping company to call. We are the experts to help with any hardscape and design needs. Call us at, 817-396-0125, to schedule an appointment for hardscaping services in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area.
Hardscaping vs. Softscaping
When it comes to landscaping, there are two halves to the one whole: hardscape and softscape. While both may be necessary for your yard, they are two different aspects of landscaping.
What is the difference between hardscape and landscape?
Hardscape refers to the heavier items used in landscaping: stones, rocks, patios, and driveways. Softscape refers to the softer parts, really just everything else: soil, plants, flowers, and color scheme.
- Hardscaping: these are the elements that are going to stay the same for years like stone pathways and concrete driveways.
- Softscaping: these are the elements that are going to change as they mature through the years like flowers and plants.
A hardscape and masonry project should flow with the rest of the landscaping. The pieces and decisions made should make sense for the style of your home, your yard, the overall concept. There is a balance to strike between the hardscape items like a brick pathway and the softer items like a flower garden running alongside the pathway. Having a hardscape and design team that will work with you is important. MDM Landscapes have years of experience with landscaping, including both soft and hardscapes.
What is a Hardscape Project?
Hardscape projects can include any kind of decorative or structural landscaping including
driveways, patios, fences, and benches. Most of these projects will involve things like stone, brick, wood, and/or metal, but they can even include things like water. A hardscape project can be just about anything and MDM Landscapes have the skills and tools to help you.
Hardscape creations & ideas:
- Stone retaining wall
- Tile patios
- Concrete patios
- Wooden arbors or gazebos
- Stone walkways
There can be a lot of imagination with hardscaping. A lot of the designing can include hardscape with rocks, but there are many other variations. Not everything has to be quite so hard. A design can involve different elements, including water. Water features like clay pot fountains, ponds, and waterfalls are very popular. They help to add a soothing and natural element to something typically very hard, even though they may seem counterintuitive. Hardscape and masonry projects like this may require additional plumbing repair if an inexperienced team attempted to create those projects. For quality hardscape and design, MDM Landscapes are the only team to consider. Call us today to schedule an appointment, 817-396-0125.
As noted before, there are many elements to hardscaping. When choosing hardscape and masonry, it’s important to make sure that the pieces works together with the rest of the landscaping. Adding a stone retaining wall where one is not needed is not only costly but can possibly lower your resale value later on.
No matter what you’re planning – a stone retaining wall, a brick pathway, or a gazebo – there needs to be a flow to the landscaping pieces. The hardscape and design of your property should make sense for your particular yard. For quality hardscape and masonry services, MDM Landscapes are the company for you. We don’t just put together some stones and call it a day. We help you create decorative and structural elements that will last. And because there are many moving parts to hardscaping, including numerous hardscaping tools for any given project.
For hardscaping services in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area, contact MDM Landscapes 817-396-0125.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hardscaping work?
Hardscaping refers to any design involving stone, rocks, patios, or pathways. This could decorative or structural elements in a yard.
What is the difference between soft and hard landscaping?
Soft landscaping refers to elements such as soil, plants, and flowers. Hard landscaping refers to elements such as stone, patios, and driveways.
How much does hardscaping cost?
The cost varies per project, but on the low end, clients can expect to pay around $3,000 for something like a pathway or a pergola. Retaining walls and fences are more expensive and the actual cost will depend on the overall length desired.
Contact the Local Hardscaping Experts
For quality hardscape services, MDM Landscapes are the unbeatable team. Our contractors have the necessary skills to execute quality hardscape creations. We work with your schedule and your budget to provide your home with incredible landscaping and hardscaping.
Call MDM Landscapes, 817-396-0125, for hardscaping services in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area.