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Hardscape Elements Add Functionality and Beauty to Your Outdoor Spaces

The landscape terms “hardscape” and “softscape” simply refer to the elements or materials being used in a landscape design. The hardscape are the non-living elements of a landscape design.

The hardscape elements help define form, shape, space and order in the landscape. A well-designed, strategically located hardscape feature, can play an important role in defining lifestyle, an outdoor space, adding curb appeal, helping bridge or transition from one space to another and ultimately expanding your living area. Elements such as patios, driveways, pool decks, sidewalks, boardwalks, arbors, pergolas, gates and fences, etc. etc. help define space and a portion.

Hardscape elements can be natural, providing an organic feel to the landscape or can be man-made creating a more contrived modern touch to the outdoor environment. Natural or composite wood combined with natural stone continues to be a popular theme in landscape design. Grant's Gardens, Inc. enjoys working with Ipe/Trex Transcend decking; meandering boardwalks through dune and mangrove habitats.

  • Courtyards, atriums and pergolas
  • Patios, decks and pool decks
  • Stairways, railings, fences and trellises
  • Planters, urns, containers and seating spaces
  • Ponds, rain-gardens, fountains and water features
  • Sidewalks, boardwalks, motor courts and driveways
  • Retaining walls, revetments, walkways, boardwalks and walk-overs

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    • I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with the lighting. It looks so nice! It’s not overwhelming, which was exactly what I wanted, but really highlights the plantings.

      I think Angel did a great job. I think it’s great that he was able to put the transformer near the pool equipment and the wiring is completely out of sight. I saw him this morning and thanked him but please let him know again how much I appreciated his work.

    • Teresa and I wanted to express our appreciation for the great work your team has done in our garden on Bird Key Drive. The original conception is now in full evidence — what artistry!…

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    • Just wanted you to know that the “crew” did an excellent job of cleaning up the canal-side garden … it’s never looked so good!…

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    • Glenn, What a feat it was to get those HUGE trees planted, without disturbing a blade of grass anywhere else on the property. The removal of the Washingtonians was expertly accomplished as well…

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    • Glenn, Wow, what an amazing job yesterday! The precision needed to move these trees through the air was actually breathtaking! Everyone who saw this project was in complete amazement. And it was done without a flaw…

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