hard·​scape ˈhärd-ˌskāp How to pronounce hardscape (audio)
: structures (such as fountains, benches, or gazebos) that are incorporated into a landscape compare softscape

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Outlining the circular drive are steel planters, stone hardscape and landscaping. Dallas News, 16 Jan. 2022 Costs $18,000 to $20,000, including hardscape, lighting, irrigation and labor. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Dec. 2022 This is the grand reveal of murals, hardscape, lighting, and beautification of the first phase of the Alley Loop that was highlighted on HGTV’s Hometown Kickstart. The Courier-Journal, 5 Oct. 2022 At Lockwood there is 162,059 square feet of hardscape, and only 1,049 of green space — and a few spindly trees in planter boxes. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2022 The danger of asphalt and hardscape school grounds is real. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2022 Tour-goers considering upgrading the hardscape of their open-to-the-sky oasis will have time to check out attractive concrete retaining walls and walkways as well as fences and fire and water features installed by local companies. oregonlive, 6 July 2022 Landscape designer and Terremoto founder David Godshall opted for a creative hardscape as opposed to grass in this backyard. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 3 July 2022 But at Friday’s ceremony for the burial grounds, Richard Harker, the foundation’s executive director, said thousands of donors pitched in to provide the $600,000 required to perform extensive hardscape and landscape restoration. Wilborn Nobles, ajc, 11 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hardscape was in 1972

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“Hardscape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardscape. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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