The Hard Facts of Hardscapes

While there are many aspects of your landscaping that can't be done in the winter like planting, growing, and even some maintenance - winter is a great time to focus on your hardscapes! Every landscape is made up of hardscapes and softscapes and the key is to use them both in your landscape to make the most your space. Here are a few things you need to know about hardscapes and how you can incorporate them into your landscape.

What is a Hardscape?

A hardscape is anything in your landscape that is not living - so think wood, stone, metal and concrete. You can include structures, walkways, fun features and more. At Paradise Landscaping, we know how important these aspects of your landscaping are, and that's why we want to help you achieve your goals now so that when it warms up we can help you focus on the soft scapes and living aspects of your landscape.


Patios provide an excellent place to entertain your family and friends. They are basically an extension of your home, adding a place to sit back, relax, entertain, eat and more. The benefit to patios is that there are many building materials you can use to achieve the perfect look for your backyard paradise. From wood and stone to brick and concrete - the sky is the limit (literally!). A patio creates a foundation for outdoor living - a place you will love forever.

Fire Features

This is a very popular trend for landscapes today because it can provide a cozy place to relax. Whether you're adding it to your home for your own enjoyment, or because it can increase the value of your home when you sell it, upgrading your Lake of the Ozarks landscape with a fire feature is a great choice. There are many materials you can use like river rock, stacked stones, fieldstone, concrete, limestone and more. You can also choose different fuel sources for your outdoor hotspot like wood or propane. Sometimes gas can be a practical fuel, but you'll have to have a gas line installed.


Your deck is basically a room with a view. They provide the same type of enjoyment as a patio - but higher up. They can provide a beautiful vantage point where you can appreciate your landscape from a whole new perspective. You can have your deck created out of many types of materials, with wood being the most popular. You can also try pressure-treated decking, which can come with a warranty against decay and termite damage. There is also composite decking, which is made from wood and plastic particles.

Water Features

Water can add unprecedented relaxation. The sound of water instantly creates a calming atmosphere where you can escape to enjoy your space. Water is also a great way to help cancel out noises that surround you and you want to cancel out such as busy roads or local industries. You can create bold features or demure, understated waterscapes. As well as build it with many different types of materials.

Beautiful Landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks

Don't get stuck with a landscape that you don't enjoy. Now is the time to start creating the landscape of your dreams, and when spring comes you'll already be halfway there! While winter weather can add some challenge to new construction and renovations, the mild winters in Missouri don't cancel it out entirely. Visit our website to learn more about our landscape services at the Lake of the Ozarks and contact us for a quote for your perfect paradise!

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