Hardscapes are structures that help keep a garden functional, and are the most important part of garden design after site selection. Learning about different kinds of hardscapes is important in helping you choose appropriate materials and structure types, and also helps you to budget space for your garden accordingly.
Hardscapes for growing plants
Hardscapes for gardeners
Pathways are the main way people are going to navigate in a garden, and are thus important in providing accessibility, defining areas, and determining how gardeners can use the space.
Shelters are an important amenity for gardeners as it provides protection from the weather and a convenient bonding space for communities. They do however take up a large footprint, thus making them better suited for larger gardens.
Storage facilities will help to keep a garden neat and functional. Singapore's tropical and humid climate will cause metal to rust, bags to break, and plastic to degrade when exposed to sun and rain. Keeping tools, compost, fertilisers and pesticides in a storage facility is the cheapest way to prevent wasting these materials!