Hardscape Landscaping – What’s Included
Do You Do Hardscape Landscaping Too?
We often get this question. Many homeowners are understandably unfamiliar with landscape industry terminology. This is why they want to know if we do hardscape landscaping as well as planting design. The answer is yes.
Our professional training includes a graduate degree in landscape architecture as well as the permaculture design certification. This means we don’t just look at plants but create a full master plan that considers all elements. Our plant choices are partially dependent upon the hardscape elements we design to solve our clients’ problems and give them the experiences they seek.
Hardscape Landscaping That Solves Problems
We combine our formal training in both permaculture design and landscape architecture to integrate plants and hardscape landscaping into one cohesive plan for a property. From our permaculture knowledge base, we design each element to accomplish multiple goals. This is referred to as stacking functions. When each feature in the landscape does multiple things for the property and its owner, it reduces maintenance and cost. The plants we specify also typically add multiple layers of value. From shading smaller species to building soil structure to suppressing weeds to attracting mutually beneficial organisms, each species has several roles in the design.