Hardscape encompasses all non-living elements of landscaping. Add texture and curb appeal to your outdoor space with hardscape elements like driveways, walkways and retaining walls. Fire pits, gazebos, fences and arbors also make a big impression.
An empty arbor can look really stark in the backyard. Adding colorful flowers and plants in hanging baskets will soften and brighten the space. One rule to follow when choosing plants is to balance plants with some height with those of a cascading variety.