When thinking hardscaping imagine being able to place any solid material into position instead of the typical horticulture elements. (Like shrubbery) The sky is the limit as to what objects one may use in order to get the desired effect. For instance, some use driveway, paved areas, walkways, stairs, fountains and even small pools. If you're someone who is looking for the ability to prevent water from letting it drain into the surrounding soil, you may want to consider hardscaping.