Hard landscaping may not be a phrase you've come across before, especially if you're just getting into the exciting and malleable world of garden design. But it is important to take hard landscaping into consideration during the planning process of garden design, to make for a smoother operation.

What Is Hard Landscaping?

Hard landscaping is simply the use of hard materials in landscaping. Most common projects include:

  • Foundations
  • Underlays
  • Paths and Ponds
  • Rockeries
  • Drainage
  • Guttering
  • Fencing
  • Electrical Cables

Essentially, anything within the landscaping process that doesn't involve lawns, grass, vegetation or any similar items. These are referred to as 'soft landscaping.'

Garden Hard Landscaping Ideas

Your choice of hard landscaping depends on the size of your garden. There are more possibilities with larger gardens, such as the inclusion of a fountain or pond. However, that doesn't mean your more quaint layout won't have the same eye-catching effect.

Why not consider a patio walkway from your door to the bottom of the garden, with a bench and a small rockery for your small garden? Using hard landscaping in this quaint manner will still deliver exceptional results.

Helpful App For Hard Landscaping Designs

It is highly advised that you plan the layout of your garden before you begin any work as, once foundations for hard landscaping have been put in place, they are very difficult to remove. We recommend investing in a design app to give you an idea of how your new purchase will look before you commit.



This app will let you see how your hard landscaping choices will look in your garden before you commit. After taking a photo of the space you are looking to work with, the app will transform it into a 3D layout where you can drag and drop a variety of objects to see how it would look in real life.

Cost: £7.99

Available for: iPhone and iPad

Once you know how you want to utilise hard landscaping, our team at Cawarden Reclaim will be more than happy to help you find the perfect object or paving to complement the aesthetic design of your garden. Simply call our team or click through to find out more about the service we offer.

Find Reclaimed Landscaping Materials at Cawarden

Are you looking for hard landscaping materials for your next project? Here at Cawarden we have a fantastic range of paving bricks, flagstone paving, wall coping and anything else you might need for your project, no matter big or small. Browse our products ot day and contact our team to place an order, or alternatively come down to our reclamation yard.

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