Hard landscaping is a term used within the architecture and outdoor design profession to describe the types of materials that will be used to enhance the appearance of a landscape. At DMBR, hard landscaping encompasses aspects such as concrete, building bricks, stone, exterior tiles and decking. Essentially, it is any part of your garden design that is not living. Softscaping, on the other hand, incorporates living elements such as trees, grass and foliage.


When to use hard landscaping design

A well-designed and attractive garden or outdoor space is likely to incorporate a good balance of hard and soft landscaping. There are many ways to incorporate hard landscaping into your outdoor space, whether that’s through creating a spacious concrete haven, a decked seating area or stones that are laid to create garden paths. The aim of any hard landscaping project is to balance hard materials with nature, as well as helping to build a connection between your indoor and outdoor areas. Hard materials can be incorporated to create exciting outdoor living areas and serene, interesting spaces.


Here at DMBR, we specialise in hand landscaping for a range of outdoor spaces. Whether you have a small urban space you want to turn into an oasis of calm, or whether you have large grounds that need an injection of character and style, we will work with you to help bring your vision to life. We consider aspects such as the style of the property in which your grounds sit, how you would like to use the space, as well as your own ideas and inspirations. We then also work to incorporate various hard materials in a way that maximises the space you have, while making the most of natural light, location and positioning.


Years of experience in period landscaping

We specialise in older properties and listed building design and have therefore worked on a variety of complex outdoor spaces. We have more than 30 years’ experience working with buildings from schools to breweries – and a number of high profile residential properties. We have transformed previously unloved and poorly kept outdoor spaces into stunning havens that are natural extensions of the main living spaces, expertly using hardscaping to complement and add value to various properties.


Call to discuss your hard landscaping project

We are a team of experienced and dedicated property renovators, who can take on projects of all sizes. Whether you need someone to design a new patio or require a largescale landscaping project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team members today to discuss the details of your project. And then, we’ll match you with a suitable landscaping expert to get your project underway as soon as possible.