Actually, landscape is landscape, however, there are different types. One is soft landscape, and the other is hard. You need both, to make an effective and beautiful landscape design in your yard or business.
What does that mean? Hard landscape is when you use heavy, or slightly heavy objects to “frame” your landscape. Examples include, paved driveways, and sidewalks. Bricks, cinder blocks, concrete, wood, plastic and more. Basically anything solid that makes a wall, and or border. It can also be used to help with drainage, or up against a hill.
Soft landscaping is the fillers within the hard landscaping walls and borders. This includes items such assoil, mulch, flowers, bushes, and trees. The flowers, bushes and trees provide beauty to admire.
Hard and soft landscaping go hand in hand to making your yard or business look great while also providing drainage and more usable space with retaining walls. A pond uses hardscape for the walls, liner and pump. However, the water, fish and plants are soft landscaping.
Every area of the United States has its own difficulties with landscaping, whether it be coastal, where the salt air affects plants, dry desert, or humid temperatures. There can be clay soil, which is extremely hard to plant in, or rocky lands, which are also difficult. Having these difficulties sometimes requires a professional to help you achieve the desired look in your yard or business property. Although you can tackle it yourself if you have the know-how to do so.
Texas has its own challenges too. Drainage is one of the most important tackles you must face. There is nothing worse than landscaping a whole yard, without taking the drainage into consideration. This could result in thousands of dollars going, “down the drain”. If you live in the Southlake area in Texas … Read the rest[...]