.Hardscape is simply defined as any of your landscape’s non-living features such as concrete, pebbles, bricks, pavers, stone, and wood. As the name implies, they are the more difficult design elements in your space. Hardscaping also refers to man-made structures such as decks, pergolas, and patio covers that are used in your landscaping.
It is one of the two major landscaping subcategories, the other being softscape — all of the live and organic features in a garden or on a lawn, such as trees, flowers, and grass. In Florida landscaping, however, getting them to function together in a balanced manner can be difficult.