When landscapers in Virginia Beach and in other places use stones and rocks to design outdoor spaces, it is called hardscaping. There are many types of stones that can be used when decorating a garden to make a pathway, adding design elements, or adding a structure. In choosing the kinds of stones to use, homeowners should be made aware of each materialâ¤™s performance so they will know how it will affect the overall look of their space, as well as how long they can enjoy the landscaping as is. Aside from using rocks and stones, hardscaping also involves the use of other inanimate elements in landscaping.High quality limestone, for instance, work well on walls or floors due to its strength and high wear resistance. The luminescent and durable quartzite can also be used to landscape a Virginia Beach garden by decorating pieces on flower beds or paths. Another durable material that is nonporous is granite which is often used as accent boulders, and gravel as well.