Landscape brings to mind visuals of lush grass, blooming flowers or hardy succulents, bushes and trees. Hardscapes, on the other hand, refer to non-living, man-made elements utilized in outdoor spaces, such as lighting, pathways or structures. Integrating hardscapes definitely has the ability to bring your landscaping to the next level by providing definition, structure, and functionality to the design area. 


Aesthetic possibilities are endless when it comes to your hardscaping. Concrete, stones, lights, and more can bring life and stability to your outdoor space. Often homeowners will even try to design their hardscapes to match certain features of their home to provide a natural flow from the inside out. Whether by design, material, style, or position, your outdoor space has the chance to stand out in your neighborhood and beyond when your hardscape has a professional touch.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is a subtle, yet effective way to enhance the appearance of your outdoor space. It can be used to make a small space appear larger and larger spaces appear more cozy and inviting. Lighting elements can be used to accentuate the natural beauty of your landscaping by highlighting specific areas and adding shine to your outdoor space as a whole. 


Lighting is especially attractive in evenings and into night time, whether your goal is to create a peaceful atmosphere for you to relax in, or an upbeat outdoor setting to entertain friends and family. Professional hardscapers can create your ideal ambiance by adding lighting around fireplaces, patios, benches, walkways and more. Lighting incorporated with your landscaping will accentuate the natural beauty of your yard.  

Concrete Patios, Walkways, And More

Concrete is the most widely used material when it comes to outdoor projects. Concrete has the ability to allow many decorative finishes, designs and can be used for patios, walkways and other outdoor hardscape features. Concrete is also a popular option because it is more durable than wooden decks, pavers or natural stone. Common concrete hardscaping options include: 

  • Walkways
  • Steps
  • Edging


What Is Hardscaping?

Concrete paths and patios are a desirable feature to include in your hardscaping plans. They provide style, structure and can influence the flow of how your landscaping is perceived. A concrete walkway can lead from one area of your landscaping to another and provide a safe space to walk that doesn’t increase the likelihood of your favorite plants being trampled. 


A concrete patio provides an open setting for furniture, an outdoor kitchen or even just a nice open space to entertain on. Concrete patios and walkways can be stamped, stained, and designed to match your home’s exterior or provide a certain look found from other paving materials such as flagstone, brick or tile. Concrete features can help your indoor and outdoor living spaces blend together by creating a visually appealing flow for outdoor kitchens, seating areas, fireplaces, walkways and more. 

Wooden Pergolas

Pergolas are an excellent choice for hardscaping if you are looking for a structure to provide shade on even the hottest Texas day. They provide a space amidst your landscaping that feels more livable as you can include patio furniture, a swing, or an outdoor bar area to enjoy underneath.


Pergolas can be constructed in a variety of shapes, sizes and themes and can be attached to your home or another structure, or they can be free-standing. They have a strong foundation to stand up against the elements and add fantastic structure to any hardscape plans. 

Professional Hardscaping Design And Installation In Keller

Whether you are looking for a long-lasting and low-maintenance patio, ambient friendly lighting, or a new wooden pergola to compliment your landscape, R&O Landscape Services provides excellent, professional hardscaping care in Keller, Texas and surrounding areas. Our services are designed with your satisfaction in mind and our professionals are ready to work hard to make your hardscape vision come to life. Whether you need a full-on outdoor makeover or a touch-up to a certain area, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.