An easy way to remember the difference between softscape and hardscape is that softscape is composed of living, growing things. These include trees, shrubs, flowering plants, ground cover, grass, and similar greenery.
Softscapes are desirable in your outdoor space because they provide natural beauty that comes with all living things. In addition, the presence of plants cools the yard because plants absorb and use the sun’s energy. In contrast, hardscapes absorb and retain heat.
Because softscapes are living things, you will need to invest some resources to establish, maintain, and nurture them.
In Southern California, water is a valuable resource. To minimize the impact on the environment, many people choose to use drought-tolerant plants. Examples of drought-tolerant plants include palm trees, desert shrubs, cacti, succulent, and native grasses.
Benefits of drought-tolerant plants include:
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