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Landscaping Services: Understanding the difference between Hardscape and Softscape

Clients often ask us, “What is the difference between hardscaping and softscaping?” Since we are dedicated to client education and customer satisfaction in our roots, we’ve created this section of our website to answer that question in as simple terms as possible.

comparison of hardscaping vs softscaping as landscaping services - photos are of our work in West Chester, PA and Media, PA

Hardscaping uses materials that are dead (like rocks, stone, brick, slate, etc.). Softscaping uses materials that are alive (or where once alive) such as grass, plants, bushes, trees, and mulch. Hardscaping services include the assembly and installation of a brand new patio. Softscaping services include designing a variety of vegetation, plants, bushes, etc. around the patio to accent the patio and strategically place the vegetation to help create traffic patterns around the patio.

Examples of hardscape include pavers for patios, retaining walls, pavers for paths, outdoor kitchens, water fountains, ponds, decks, gazebos, pavilions and driveways. These hardscape structures can are solid and unchanging. Examples of softscape include any soft horticultural (meaning living and growing) pieces of landscape such as flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, plants, and miscellaneous ground covers.

Combined, delivering hardscaping and softscaping services requires a fully equipped and experienced landscaping company with everything they need to satisfy any client request. If you want to step out of your back door, onto a deck, walk down steps to a lower patio with a slate walkway that bypasses your hot tub on the way to your new swimming pool, then you need a team that can design, prepare, and manage that entire project. That is where we come in. Piazza Property Pros can do it all - and we have done it all.

We have the experience to get it done right the first time with a skilled workforce that has experience designing, assembling, and installing outdoor living projects both big and small. Don’t forget - as projects grow in size and complexity, township ordinances/approval processes are more and more likely to become a part of the equation. When that day comes, you are going to want someone like Pizza Property Pros to have your back. So don’t delay, contact us today!

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Aston, PA Landscaping Services

Hardscape - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Hardscape

Our design team can create a high-quality design custom to your home that includes decorative stone, water features, retaining walls and more!

Hardscape Services
Outdoor living - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Outdoor living

From gazebos, pools, hot tubs, and custom made fire pits, contact us today to start creating your dream backyard!

Outdoor Services
Patios - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Patios

Patios and decks are available in a wide range of sizes and types, we can help you select the color and texture that exceeds your needs!

Patio Services
Lawn and Garden - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Landscaping

Piazza Property Pros provides full-service landscaping design services from installation, to assembly and ongoing maintenance. Contact us today to get started.

Landscaping Services
Planting - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Planting

We have the knowledge and expertise to recommend a range of plants with a varitey of colors, sizes, and blooming seasons to meet your needs.

Planting Services
Pools Installation Services Aston, PA

Pools

Get the below ground pool you've always wanted and if you contact us, we can set up custom paths, walkways, and hot tubs to match your pool as well! Call today!

Pool Services
Masonry - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Masonry

We can build retaining walls and an outdoor oasis to flow perfectly with your home. Contact us to get started.

Masonry Services
Landscape Design - Landscaping Services Aston, PA

Landscape Design

We have dedicated landscape designers to custom make virtual renderings of your home so you can see what your home will look like before a single shovel touches ground.

Landscape Design