Decorating & Design

June 27, 2024

Why Softscaping Will Transform Your Garden

Have you heard the term softscaping? It’s the antidote to all the essential elements of a garden’s hard landscaping, including retaining walls, walkways, patios and fences. The foil is living elements — like grasses, plants, shrubs, flowers, and trees —  the building blocks of soft landscaping or softscaping.

Planting large trees, hedges and shrubs help ensure privacy, while climbing plants are ideal for covering and disguising unsightly structures. Cascading plants give retaining walls, window boxes or planters a romantic look. Ground cover plants create a carpet of green to fill in gaps between pathway stones. Scroll through to see some of our best softscaping design ideas and get inspired to enhance your garden’s aesthetic.