Incorperate Soft Scaping into your landscape,DFW Tx

What Is Soft Scaping 

Soft scaping is a new concept that uses living elements in a landscape in combination with masonry. It can be moss, mulch, soil, turf, shrubs, grass and  stone flower beds

The difference between soft and hardscaping is that hardscape describes the harder things in your yard like the stones, concrete, fire pits, pathways and bricks, whereas soft scaping refers to the growing elements in your landscape like plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, mulch and turf. 

You can look at hardscaping as something that defines your landscaping, while soft scaping beautifies it. 

It’s important to find a good balance between your yard and soft scaping elements in your yard. Balance is everything in a garden because the more balance you create, the more your garden will sustain itself. 

Having soft scaping elements in your garden besides grass can be very beneficial, especially in hot and dry climates like here in Midlothian. 

 

For example, if a garden has a flower bed around the house that consists of hardscape elements like rocks or pavers, and softscape elements, like flowers and plants, it will greatly help retain moisture in the soil to prevent cracks in the soil, and sometimes even in the structure of the home! It will help the home stay cooler because of the shade the flowers and plants provide, saving you money in the electricity cost of running your AC. 

Because Midlothian has a hot and dry climate, having a flower bed around your home will definitely help you save money and maintain a healthy balance in your garden. 

 

If you would like to learn more about soft scaping or you want to discuss the next project you have in mind for your Midlothian garden, please feel free to reach out to AHM landscape construction and design today. Our team consists of landscape artists and designers that are dedicated to making your yard as beautiful as possible!

AHM Landscaping and Construction provides our services to Midlothian, Waxahachie, Venus, Cedar Hill, and Surrounding areas!

We hope that by reading this article you found some inspiration to enhance the beauty of your outdoor space in Texas! If you are not so much of a do-it-yourselver, you can always reach out to AHM landscaping and construction, who can help you from A ro Z with designing the concrete patio of your dreams. From outdoor lighting, planters, pavers and wooden decks, to design tips and concrete slab painting, we are here to help create the most beautiful outdoor patios in the Midlothian, Waxahachie and Cedar Hill area! Contact us today if you have any questions or want to schedule a free consultation.