Hardscapes in Meredith and Gilford NH

So you ask, What is hardscaping? Well, hardscapes can encompass almost any type of practical or decorative structure in a landscape, and that ranges from fences to benches to driveways. It is a critical aspect of a landscape design. It provides definition, and a sense of organization to otherwise natural areas and features

The term Hardscape can refer to all of the non living elements in your landscape, a brick patio such as a stone wall, a brick patio, a stone, or perhaps a wooden arbor. It is one of the two major landscaping subcategories.
The other being Softscape, which is all of the organic and living elements in gardens and lawns, such as grass, flowers, and trees.

The elements of hardscapes can also include the use of a space, such as a driveway, or it can guide visitors through different sections of the softscaping, as you would have with a gravel path that lazilly winds through a grassy area and leads to a secluded garden. There are countless ways to use hardscaping elements to enhance your property:


Retaining walls can create planting areas and convert a slope into yard space that is flat

Brick patios convey a more natural and upscale look than concrete.

Concrete patios are a classic, low maintenance structure and offer and versatile patio options.

Flagstone patios are a low cost option for natural outdoor stone flooring.

Stone walkways are the ideal choice for garden paths.

Tile patios are one of the greatest ways to dress up a concrete patio slab.

Stone walkways are ideal for garden paths.

Gravel paths are a softer alternative to concrete, brick, or solid stone.

Stone landscape steps are heavy stone slabs that can be used for beautiful outdoor steps.

Metal fences made of steel are the modern standard, but iron fences are still an option.

Many fences still use the most versatile fence and hardscaping material— wood.

Wooden decks are considered hardscaping too, just like patios.

Wooden gazebos or pergolas can enhance a landscape while also providing shade.

Pergolas are wooden structures which are attached to your house or other buildings

Water-based hardscapes can include stone fountains, ceramic fountains Clay pot fountains and more

Contact Shawn Stuart, owner of NH DIRT PROS of Meredith NH who can help you navigate the many hardscapes that his company can create

NH DIRT PROS 71 NH Route 104 Suite 4-40 Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 387-9902