An Inside Look at MA Hardscaping

What is the difference between hardscaping and landscaping? Our recent article has your answers!

An Inside Look at MA Hardscaping

As one of the top hardscaping companies in Massachusetts, our team at SRS Construction & Landscaping is often asked the following question – What is the difference between hardscaping and landscaping? Not only are people curious about the differences, but also the benefits that MA hardscaping provides and the process involved.


Because we are dedicated to keeping our customers informed, this article focuses on hardscaping, what it is, how it can benefit your home or business, and why you need to give SRS a call today!


What is hardscaping?

Hardscaping, often called landscape construction, encompasses a large group of elements that enhance any outdoor living area. Thinking of hardscaping as the elements outdoors that are not alive. Unlike landscaping that involves trees, shrubs, flowers, and so on – hardscaping focuses on man-made functionality and beauty.

For example, one of the most popular hardscaping projects here at SRS Construction is the customized addition of a retaining wall. Built from various types of stone, a retaining wall provides an added layer of protection to your property (especially those that are sloped), and an aesthetic dimension to your landscaping.


The Benefits of Hardscaping.

There are several reasons to incorporate hardscape elements into your property. However, one of the most important is to increase the usability of your yard. This low-maintenance element is attractive, sustainable, increases property value, and increases the usability of your property by reducing erosion.

Below are a few examples of hardscaping projects that a team of experienced professionals can provide:


  • Stone retaining walls
  • Customized walkways
  • Patios
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Fireplaces and Fire Pits


Materials Depend on the Project

Now that you have a better understanding of hardscaping let’s talk about the options. At SRS Construction, we provide our customers with a wide range of materials suited for any lifestyle. For example, if you are considering the addition of a pool patio, you want to consider the amount of time, maintenance, and foot traffic at hand. If you have minimal time for care, bluestone patios are probably not the best option for you. However, discussing the possibility of a concrete patio may supply you with the perfect solution to your needs.

From patios to retaining walls, stairs to walkways, materials range from traditional pavers to intricate brick patterns. You may opt for granite, bluestone, or perhaps concrete – there is no right or wrong answer. What the choice comes down to is what is suitable for your lifestyle. If you’re not sure, talk with your trusted professionals about the options at hand! 


MA Hardscaping With SRS Construction & Landscaping

If your residential or commercial property could use a bit of sprucing up, give the team at SRS a call today! With over a decade of industry experience, our professionals are happy to assist every step of the way. 


Contact us today at 508-500-8477 to schedule an appointment!