You might have heard of them before. It’s a little like hardware and software in the computer industry.


Hardscaping is the large, immovable features of your landscape. Generally it refers to inorganic material. It can include patios, walkways, seating walls, retaining walls, fountains, fire pits, grilling stations, sun filters, pergolas, gazebos, sheds, and any other custom-built feature for your yard.


If it’s alive and growing in your outdoor space, it’s likely considered part of the softscaping. That can include flowers, plants, shrubs, trees, flower beds, as well as associated maintenance like weed/nuisance management, grading, planting, mowing, trimming, aerating, spraying, and digging.


For many, softscaping is a rewarding hobby.

Putting it All Together

Fences and decks are both considered hardscaping. If you’ve got an artistic eye, it makes sense to balance budget considerations with aesthetic ones to get the perfect blend of soft and hardscaping for your backyard. If you don’t, no worries: our experts can help you find your vision and the ideal fence or deck to match it.

More questions?

If you have more questions about fences or decks, we’re happy to answer them. Call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.