Hardscaping at Lake of the Ozarks

Transform Your Outdoor Spaces with Lake of the Ozarks' Top Authorized Keystone Hardscape Company

Stone steps hardscaping & landscaping in Laurie, MO
Stone steps hardscaping with plant accents.

When you contact a professional landscape company to create a landscape design for you, your landscaper may use descriptive terminology you haven’t heard before. Hardscaping and softscaping might be landscaping terms with which you are unfamiliar.  Your hardscaping (or hard landscaping as some call it) refers to those elements in your landscape which are inorganic or inanimate. Anything made up of stone, brick, metal, concrete, wood, etc., would be considered part of your hardscape. The part of your landscape that includes all plant life, like flowers and shrubs, is sometimes called your softscape

Implementing landscaping and hardscaping can transform your home or commercial property’s outdoor space into an attractive experience. Your outdoor space will undoubtedly become more beautiful through quality hardscaping. However, your space can also become more pleasant and conducive for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment. It can allow you to make the best use of your space for recreation and pleasure.

Your hardscape includes structures like retaining walls, patios (made with stone, block, concrete, brick, etc.), natural stone or block steps, paths or walkways made of natural stone, pavers, or gravel. Other common structures could be wooden gazebos, decks, arbors, etc. All these are excellent for maximizing livability, improving privacy, offering shelter, leveling your terrain, establishing or reinforcing boundaries, and even minimizing lawn maintenance.

Other Hardscape Features

Installing free-standing walls can improve safety and privacy. Decorative gravels, walkways, or patios can greatly reduce or even eliminate lawn care. Click here to view some of our hardscape installations and perhaps get some new ideas.

It may surprise you, but even water features implemented in your landscape are considered hardscape elements. Click here to view some water features in our galleries.

Hardscape projects often fulfill dual purposes. They offer beauty and enjoyment of your property and outdoor space and provide functional uses, such as terraces or retaining walls, to control and manage erosion.

Our professional construction teams are experienced and qualified to handle all your Lake of the Ozarks landscaping and hardscaping needs. We build with excellence and the highest quality, providing workmanship built to last.

Hardscaping with terraces and retaining walls
Here is an example of Hardscaping with terraces and retaining walls.

To learn more, call us for your hardscape projects: (573) 302-8866

Or email us now for more information or to set up an appointment!


The most trusted company for hardscapes and landscaping Osage Beach, MO and Lake of the Ozarks since 1996.

Heartland was awarded as a finalist in the Lake's best Landscapers category as recognized by Lake News Online in 2023.