BZ gardens provide a range of services for residential, commercial and public clients across London, Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. As part of our landscape construction services, we provide hard landscaping. But what is Hard landscaping? What do we include in this garden service? This guide will cover all this and more. 

What is Hard Landscaping? 

Simply put, hard landscaping is the backbone of your garden. It covers a range of different aspects. This may include but is not limited too:

  • Paths
  • Driveways
  • garen walls
  • Patios
  • Arches 
  • Raised Beds 

Hard landscaping may involve a wide range of materials like wood, brick, stone, gravel, glass and more. It may also include any outdoor furniture and other landscape products. 

The process of hard landscaping is all about improving the appearance of a piece of land. This is done by changing its contours and adding ornamental features. It is recommended that a garden designer should be involved when choosing hard landscape products and materials.

Benefits of Hard Landscaping

Hard landscaping can help  give your garden form and structure. From pergolas to paving, fencing to fountains, hard landscaping provides a base on which the softer elements, such as flowers and shrubs can perform.

Additionally, hard landscaping is essential as it provides practical solutions for the needs of a given space. It can help create boundaries and a platform and can also help with drainage, water diversion, erosion prevention. 

Soft Landscaping 

In addition to hard landscaping, BZ Gardens also offer soft landscaping services. But what is the difference between soft and hard landscaping? Unlike hard landscaping, soft landscaping relates to the renovation or upkeep of soft materials in outdoor spaces. Often, this includes plants. Soft landscaping services may include; turf laying, grass seeding, planting, seasonal planting and preparing wildflower meadows. 


As we have now covered in some detail, we offer a wide range of hard landscaping services. These help to give your garden form and structure and can also help with other areas such as drainage, water diversion and erosion prevention. Some of these services include hard landscaping for; paths, driveways, patios, arches and more. In addition, as part of our landscape construction services, we also include soft landscaping too. This includes the renovation and upkeep of soft outdoor materials, often plants. 

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Established in 2010, BZ gardens has  quickly grown to become a well-established and well-regarded business, working at the top end of our industry. We create and care for unique gardens and open spaces for residential, commercial and public clients across London, Greater London and more. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or even visit us in our office. We are happy to offer arboricultural, horticultural or landscaping advice in any way we can.