There are many features that can go into a modern landscaping design. Hardscape is the term most often used for physical features that may do things like hold plants and other softscape elements. Hardscape can also play a functional role in your outdoor space by doing things like defining a walkway, creating a non-slip patio around a pool, or even providing the structural components for a firepit and outdoor kitchen.

Adding hardscape features to your landscaping concept can also boost your home’s curb appeal and potential even increase the sale value of your home. Indeed, some sources speculate that adding landscaping and hardscape concepts to your property can increase its value by as much as 15-to-20%.

Hardscape comes in a variety of forms and there are some popular elements to consider. CM’s Custom Landscape designers can help you understand each option, the materials that will work best for your vision, and their impact on the project’s budget.