Decisions, Decisions: Which Hardscape Materials Best Meet Your Needs?

hardscape materials

We’ll help you choose the ideal hardscape materials to craft your perfect outdoor oasis.

Choosing hardscape materials requires thoughtful consideration. Your outdoor space should be an extension of your home and reflect your unique taste and lifestyle. Here, we walk you through some available options and their ideal uses. Then, you can take your time, weigh your choices, and select the hardscape materials that will transform your outdoor area into the paradise you’ve always dreamed of.

At Borst Landscape & Design, we’re not just landscapers; we’re your partners in creating outdoor magic. Whether it’s a cozy patio, a winding pathway, or a grand entrance, we’ve got you covered. From timeless natural stones to modern concrete pavers, we have a palette of options for every style. We’ll consider your budget, topography, and vision to help you make the perfect choice. Together, we can create a masterpiece!

Call Borst at (201) 730-4025 for your free estimate, or fill out a contact form on our website today.

The advantages of choosing different hardscape materials

Selecting hardscape materials for your outdoor space can be a daunting task. With numerous options available, making the right choice is essential for creating an attractive and functional landscape.

First, consider your project’s purpose and the local climate. Different materials suit various needs, whether a cozy patio for relaxation or a sturdy walkway for heavy foot traffic.

Natural stone

Are you looking for timeless beauty and durability? Consider natural stones like flagstone or slate. Their earthy colors blend seamlessly with the environment, adding a rustic touch to your space.

Concrete pavers 

If you prefer a sleek, modern look, concrete pavers are an ideal choice. These versatile blocks come in various shapes and colors, allowing for creative designs.


With its warmth and classic charm, brick is a popular choice for pathways and patios. Its enduring appeal can complement any architectural style.

Recycled materials

Consider recycled materials like reclaimed wood or salvaged bricks for a genuinely unique hardscape. They not only add character but also contribute to sustainability.

Decking materials

Try decking materials like composite wood for an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood. They are low-maintenance and resistant to rot, making them perfect for decks.

What other factors should you consider?

Long term plans

When selecting materials, consider your long-term plans. Are you looking for a material that will age gracefully, or are you open to changing your hardscape in the future? You’ll want to ensure that the chosen materials can withstand the elements, especially if you live in an area prone to extreme weather conditions.

Color scheme

Next, think about your landscape’s color scheme. Materials should complement the natural surroundings and the colors of your home. The shape of the hardscape should harmonize with your landscape’s geometry. Curved paths soften a space, while straight lines offer a more formal look. To maintain consistency, use the same material for all hardscape elements to create a harmonious look.


Ultimately, hardscaping should enhance your outdoor living experience. Your choices should not only be functional but also reflect your personal style. And if you’re not confident making those decisions, you can consult a professional landscaper or designer. Their knowledge can guide you through the process.

Borst has the expertise you’ve been looking for

At Borst Landscape & Design, we’re more than just skilled artisans; we’re your matchmakers. We understand that choosing suitable hardscape materials can be overwhelming, and that’s where we step in. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, ensuring your choices withstand the elements and complement your surroundings.

But don’t take our word for it – our portfolio speaks for itself. With our help, you’ll have a hardscape that’s aesthetically pleasing and built to last. Connect with us today to elevate your home’s curb appeal and transform your outdoor living experience. 

Call Borst at (201) 730-4025, or contact us online!