For all of you English language die hards who refused to use the word “hardscape” due to the fact that it wasn’t a real word, you can now relax your panties and use the word with abandon. The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary has officially added the word to its pages.
No more do gardening show hosts and prolific garden writers need to be sneered at by the literary elite. Landscape architects and designers may utter this word without fear that clients may think less of them for using lowly gardening slang.
Speak them freely as they have graduated from being merely commonly used slang to full blown word. You go, word!