noun[mass noun] chiefly US
The man-made features used in landscape architecture, e.g. paths or walls, as contrasted with vegetation: hardscape can take any manner of structure [as count noun]: the gardens include lush seaside landscapes and stunning hardscapes
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- ‘That's especially valuable in small gardens, where the proportion of hardscape to planting areas is always greater,’ Clark says.
- Clark added flower beds between the flagstone paving and the covered dining area, softening the hardscape and making a room divider.
- Design and construction professionals call the nonliving components of any landscape the hardscape.
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