If you’re a newbie to the world of garden design then you might be wondering what on earth the difference between hard landscaping and soft landscaping is! It’s actually very simple - hard landscaping includes every ‘hard’ object that makes up your garden, including bricks, stone, gravel. In contrast, soft landscaping is any ‘soft’ aspect of your garden, typically living elements like flowers, trees, grass etc. The ideal garden landscape will incorporate a healthy balance between the two elements to create an environment that is practical and comfortable, yet at one with nature. Think of it this way - hard landscaping is like the foundation and structure of a building, whereas soft landscaping is the decor and furnishings that make it look good.