Hardscape or "hardscaping" consists of the inanimate elements of landscaping, especially any masonry work or woodwork. Landscape is what you see, hardscape is what you use. For instance, stone walls, concrete or brick patios, tile paths, wooden decks and wooden arbors would all be considered part of the hardscape. But by extension, anything used in landscaping that is not part of the softscape can be considered a hardscape element, including home accents such as water fountains, installation art and lawn art. A hardscape design requires little to no water to survive.