Essential Guide to Hardscaping San Diego Backyards

San Diego hardscaping and driveway remodel

Hardscaping is one of the most difficult parts of landscape design and construction. It requires high quality materials, knowledge of drainage and irrigation, masonry and carpentry skillsets, and a mind for engineering a plan and final perfection. Let’s start by learning more about the wonderful world of hardscape.

What is hardscaping?

Hardscape is most simply the permanent non-living elements of your landscaping. Hardscaping companies generally will provide concrete and masonry services, including paving driveways and walkways. It can be as simple as a rock wall or a wooden deck, or as complicated as a multilevel concrete patio with hot tub and outdoor kitchen features. In comparison, the softscape refers to grass, plants, dirt or soil, trees and living features of your landscape.

What’s important to know about hardscaping in San Diego?

First, you’ll want to make sure that any company you work with to do any construction or design to be licensed and insured with San Diego county.

In addition, you’ll want to think about the future and budget for maintenance and upkeep of hardscaping (and softscaping) With the growing cost and limited availability at water in many parts of San Diego, we are recommending artificial turf and other drought resistant hardscape/softscape techniques.

A final item to keep in mind for hardscaping is the functionality. We always want to create both a beautiful and functional design with the bricks, stones, and concrete of hardscaping.

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