Landscaping is no longer the traditional focus on plantings, turf, and irrigation. Clients are now demanding sophisticated hardscapes that encompass many factions of the concrete industry. This can range from water features constructed with either shotcrete or concrete, concrete pavers, cast cement-based structural stone, and stamped concrete flatwork. Other uses include the dramatic rise in concrete countertops on barbecues to structural concrete used in outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, raised planters, arbors, and under layment for natural rock paving. Also high-end clients typically have had homes all over the world and no longer want to travel but have their own utopia in their backyard.