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Landscaping in Milwaukee Wisconsin is both science and art, and requires good observation and design skills. A good landscaper understands the elements of nature and construction, and blends them accordingly.

Hardscaping has become increasingly popular with homeowners near Milwaukee in recent years. As people look to spend more time outdoors, hardscapes like paver patios, fire pits, and retaining walls help to liven up any backyard living space. Belgard Harmony Outdoor kitchens and Chicago Brick Pizza ovens make spending time with family and friends a memorable experience. Styles and patterns are continually changing and hardscaping technology used to install paver patios are constantly improving.

Whether you are a homeowner looking to hire a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer, this site is designed as a resource for residents of Milwaukee, WI and the surrounding communities to help answer your hardscaping, Paver Patio and Landscaping questions.

Landscaping should be a means of creating an environment that enhances a person's lifestyle and enhances the area in which they are actually doing this enhancement, which might encompass many different things from hardscapes to softscapes.

"Hardscaping," or "hardscape" refers to the inanimate (i.e., non-living) elements of a landscape. Hardscaping includes elements made from wood, even though wood was once animate (in the form of trees). Living plants, by contrast, constitute the "softscaping" or "softscape." In particular, as the name implies, "hardscaping" refers to
hard elements such as those composed of concrete, brick or stone, in addition to wood. For instance, constructing a patio or deck is a hardscaping project, as is a brick walkway, a stone wall, or a wooden fence. But hardscaping goes beyond large-scale projects such as these. Any non-living ornamentation in your landscaping is, technically, part of your hardscaping.

Softscape in a landscape encompasses every tree, flower, shrub, foliage plant, or ground cover that might be included to add beauty, color, or texture. 

Oftentimes, softscape is added to help soften the hard lines of hardscape, so that each element of the landscape design flows smoothly and effortlessly into the other.  It is important for Milwaukee homeowners to balance the use of both soft and hardscapes in any landscape design.