Landscaping Trends for 2019
It’s almost that time of year again. The time where you bust out the lawnmower and the gardening tools and spend that first warm weekend of spring primping and pruning your yard. But from the flowers to the mulch to the variety of lights, knowing where to begin can be daunting. So, taking a few cues from this season’s hottest landscaping trends is never a bad idea, and we’ve rounded up a few just for you!
1. Integrating technology
You’ve probably incorporated technology into your home to make things easier, and now you can do that with your yard. From controlling the temperature of your pool on your smartphone to turning off your pathway lights from an app, taking advantage of cutting edge technology is now easier than ever.
2. Low-maintenance greenery
The truth is we’re all busy, and having a yard that requires labor intensive work is no longer the norm or even doable for most homeowners. So, customizing your yard to what you’re capable of handling is what the professionals recommend. From making it simple with a few shrubs and clean-cut grass to an elevated garden with fresh blooms, keep your landscaping maintenance routine as easy as possible.
3. Asymmetrical design
In keeping with simplicity, asymmetrical designs are becoming more and more popular. In short, asymmetry has no set pattern and is more natural. So, instead of planting everything in neat and tidy rows, branch out and follow the natural movement of your yard and place plants and greenery with less structure. Asymmetrical design doesn’t have to exclude all forms of symmetry, but it’s less obvious and predictable, so have some fun with it.
4. Pollinating gardens
As the next generation of homebuyers enters the marketplace, so do their concerns and worries. With millennials being the current largest pool of home buyers, they’re requesting more homes with pollinator gardens that contribute back to the environment and help bees and butterflies. Gardens that incorporate plants that provide these animals with safe and natural habitats are on the rise and are ultimately creating new ecosystems in backyards.
5. Quiet and secluded spaces
While outdoor spaces are usually intended for entertaining, more and more homeowners are wanting to create private and secluded spaces to retreat to. To create a space like this, select an area of your backyard and place a few tall plants to make a privacy screen. Add a small water feature or simple color palette to add to the overall charm and appeal.
Getting your yard ready for the warmer months doesn’t have to be daunting or boring. So, take a few cues from what’s in and elevate your outdoor space today!