Hardscapes VS Softscapes

Hardscapes and softscapes are two wonderful landscape features that serve different purposes. Hardscapes are made of non-living materials, such as stone, concrete, and metal, and are designed to be more permanent. They provide structure and stability to your outdoor space.

Some examples of hardscape features that can enhance your outdoor space include patios and walkways, retaining walls, boulders, and decks and pergolas.


Softscapes, on the other hand, are the living elements of a landscape, such as trees, shrubs, grass, and ground cover. While they require regular maintenance, they offer a range of benefits, such as adding color, texture, and fragrance to your yard. They can create a natural and organic feel and provide a peaceful ambiance.Some examples of softscape features that can enhance your outdoor space include Trees and Shrubs, grass, soil, mulch, and plants.


Both hardscapes and softscapes are essential in creating a balanced and functional landscape design. Hardscape features offer organization and structure, while softscape features provide beauty and diversity. Finding the perfect balance between the two will create an outdoor oasis that you can enjoy all year round.

If you need help finding a balance in your outdoor space, feel free to contact us at B. Rocke Landscaping (204) 615-2512. We are here to help you transform your yard into a stunning and functional outdoor paradise.