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What is Hardscaping?

Hardscaping is the landscaping component that every beautiful yard needs! It adds an element of luxury, differentiates your backyard by creating more livable spaces, adds complementary architecture to your softscapes like plants and flowers, and can significantly boost your property’s value.

With a nearly endless list of hardscaping features available, G&G Landscape Solutions are expert in highlighting some of the most popular projects among homeowners. Here is a list of our favorites:

Stones and Fire:

Since patios and decks may increase a home’s living area, many people prefer these installments as they provide a space to congregate and mingle. Furthering, fire elements like fireplaces or fire pits are also among the most popular trends in outdoor living, especially when paired with an outdoor kitchen or grilling area.

Other in-demand elements include seat walls, garden walls, planting beds, stone steps, Zen garden boulders, stone edging, and pillars or columns.


Water features are popular because they help to drown out road noise and offer greater seclusion to your area, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. The sounds of rushing water also provide a serene environment to escape to, allowing you to experience true tranquility in the comfort of your backyard.

Waterfalls, fountains, and streams are some popular hardscape elements, and their designs range from complex to straightforward. Some of the most advanced designs incorporate a large water element to seamlessly blend the experience of dry and wet hardscapes.

Disappearing Walls:

Pavers are a hardscape element popular for retaining walls, which help to protect your property from water erosion, and hill slides, or simply to create an area of privacy. An unknown use, however, is to take advantage of the adaptability of pavers so they create a “green wall.”

By offsetting the pavers so plants may use them as support, your paver wall will eventually be covered by greenery and “disappear” into your yard!

Of course, a green wall doesn’t have to feature only green plants. They could, for example, be a little blooming ground cover that blooms according to the season.

Though it could take some time, a green wall is a good technique to make an unsightly wall appear to be gone.

No matter your hardscape dream, G&G Landscape Solutions has the expertise to bring your fantasy into reality! Give us a call to get started.

G&G Landscape Solutions, a proudly locally owned and full-service enterprise, is committed to delivering a premium custom outdoor space for every customer. With over 30 years of dedicated service in the Charlotte metro area, G&G Landscape Solutions guides you seamlessly through the entire process and beyond. Our offerings include design services, expert installation of landscapes and hardscapes, and ongoing maintenance. We also offer commercial maintenance and construction services. Rest assured, as a licensed and insured provider, G&G Landscape Solutions is ready to transform your outdoor space into your dream space. We are committed to delivering a finished product that meets and exceeds your expectations.