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Part of speech: noun

Origin: American English


The man-made features used in landscape architecture, e.g. paths or walls, as contrasted with vegetation.

Examples of Hardscape in a sentence

"I would like some hardscape, but my husband only wants greenery in the yard."

"The garden will feature a fountain and some additional hardscape."

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About Hardscape

Hardscape is the name for the manmade elements you'll find in landscaping, such as paved paths or statues or a gazebo. Your landscape architect will consider the hardscape just as much as the natural environment.

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Xeriscape is a type of landscaping that requires little to no water. It features rocks and drought-resistant plants to make a beautiful landscape in a dry climate, possibly with some hardscape as well.

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