Keep Up Your Landscape, Lawn, & Garden This Year
It’s never too early to start thinking about your landscape, and because spring is “officially” here, it seems appropriate to start thinking about spending time outside and around our gardens, landscapes, and lawns. Did you know that landscaping is just like a clothing trend? It will change and adapt as time goes on, over the years we have seen many landscaping trends that have come and gone as time has passed – you may have noticed the difference in landscaping taste if you have bought a house that is 10 or more years old. The previous or original owners taste of landscaping might still be a part of the house today, and it’s likely that you are ready for a change. Over the years, landscaping trends have seen many different sides, things like entire rose gardens, edible landscaping, patterned landscaping, and now for the last few years we have seen an increase in the trend of environmentally friendly landscaping. So, what trends will 2020 hold for the landscaping community?
In early January the National Association of Landscape Professionals announced it’s annual list of top trends anticipated to influence landscape design and maintenance for the 2020 year and we are all excited about what they have to say!
1. Ornate, Geometric Hardscaping
A hardscape can bring so much to your space. Whether it’s a backyard fire pit or an accent walkway through your garden, any hardscape has the ability to change the way your home, garden, and landscape look. The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) states that, “Intricate hardscape patterns–think waves, chevron, lattice and basketweave–continue to show up in residential landscapes. these patterns mirror popular home decor patterns. And homeowners are taking them outdoors into their walkways, patios, retaining walls and fire features.”
2. Contemporary and Transitional Landscape Design
Everyone loves when spaces can be used in multiple ways, and landscaping is no stranger to that. The NALP says that, “Homeowners are embracing simplistic designs with multi-purpose function. Outdoor kitchens serve as an outdoor entertainment and visually appealing space, but also function as a place to cook dinner. Contemporary sculptures or modern fire or water features add unique and fun elements to a landscape design. Also, transitional landscape design is part of this trend. An example of this would be native plants that can handle various temperature shifts.”
3. Bountiful Shades Of Blue
Blue is the color of 2020 or so we hear. This means plants, flowers and more for your lawn, landscape, and garden. “Sherwin-Williams is talking about Naval, a strong and calming dark blue. PPG is sharing Chinese Porcelain, a cobalt and moody blue, as their top hue. As a result, industry experts predict blue will appear in the landscape. While not an abundant flower color, blue does appear in plants like hydrangea, delphinium, grape hyacinth and globe thistle. But blue can also crop up in other areas of the outdoors, including sculpture and water features.” (NALP)
4. Your Style, Your Garden Design
Unique is back and in your landscaping. Each home and landscape should be as unique as the person that lives there. This could mean a multitude of things including double acting landscape and garden spaces and more! The NALP says that “Homeowners want gardens that do double duty. They want them to look aesthetically pleasing and also deliver the goods. The goods could be fruits, vegetables or herbs to add to those dishes they create in their outdoor kitchens. For those homeowners with smaller spaces, container and vertical gardens are trending.”
5. One Click, Remote Irrigation
The last 2020 landscaping trend is simple and quick irrigation solutions. Taking care of your lawn and landscape has never been easier with one click irrigation systems. “Homeowners want to nourish their landscapes and save water at the same time. Today’s latest irrigation technology allows them or their land care professionals to control irrigation systems from anywhere. They do this via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and smartphone apps.”
Now that you’re up to date with all of the latest 2020 landscaping trends, you should be ready to freshen up your home with the hottest new looks. If you are looking for help to make your hardscape dreams come to reality, or possibly you just need some help with general yard lawn and landscape care… contact us today! Our team is happy to help you look at all of your lawn care options as well as keep you on a good schedule to help you keep moving forward!