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Setting high standards in hard landscaping for over 20 years

ARC Landscapes believes in creating the best possible gardens for our clients in Southend-on-Sea. Using our expertise and experience, we can create the perfect balance in your garden. Get in touch with us today to arrange a free quote.

Minimalist concrete planters and timber floating seating accented by grey porcelain tiles
A landscaped garden with freshly laid turf and shaped shrubs in concrete planters
Make your garden a living masterpiece

Hard landscaping refers to the structural makeup of a garden. Elements such as paving, brickwork, timberwork, decking, steps, walls, driveways, drainage and irrigation systems, electrics and lighting, all fall under the scope of hard landscaping. These elements provide a solid foundation for soft landscaping works such as planting, lawns, trees and ponds. Essentially hard landscaping comprises inanimate objects while soft landscaping comprises those elements in a garden which are animate and often living. Aspiring to achieve a balance between these two distinct types of landscaping is the job of a successful garden designer.

What is hard landscaping?

Hard landscaping uses materials to provide solutions. It may use walls to terrace or retain sloping ground. It uses draining systems to prevent the build-up of water or even flooding. Paving to create areas to relax and dine. Block paving to create a durable and flat surface for parking cars on a driveway. Gravel paths to create access between areas. Fencing to define boundary lines or create privacy. In all its uses, hard landscaping employs materials to give balance, scale, form and texture, which ultimately adds interest to a garden.


Contact ARC Landscapes today to discuss your hard landscaping requirements.

Our previous paving and landscaping projects
Hard-landscaped garden with porcelain tiles and grassed sun-lounging near a garden room
Paving and driveways

As well as creating beautiful landscapes, our team can also design and install paving and driveways that are both stylish and practical. Having neat and tidy paving around your home creates a great first impression and could add value to your home. As well as porcelain tiles, we can also create paving and driveway designs in concrete, sandstone, asphalt, gravel and more.

Porcelain tiled patio with a fire mounted in a recessed grey brick wall
Hard-landscaped garden with an outdoor fire, lounge seating, rattan seating, and porcelain paving

For a free quote on our landscaping services give us a call on 07988 174136.

Why choose us?

Fully insured

Highly trained staff

Bespoke service

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