Before you know it, the snow will be melting and it will be time to assess your backyard and begin planning your landscape for spring. You can really expand your home’s capacity by creating new living spaces in outdoor areas that are both easy to take care of and sustainable. From terraces, patios, decks, and outdoor kitchens; the sky is the limit. The current landscape and gardening trends are all about personalizing your outdoors space to suit your own tastes. Here are some popular trends to consider.
Outdoor kitchens continue to increase in popularity, from simple grills to fully-loaded kitchens to pizza ovens. Each designed space is unique and reflects your wants and needs.
Pavers are becoming the stylish and affordable alternative to natural stone or brick. Using pavers in patterns can create rug-like effects to help define outdoor areas.
If your landscape is lacking in dramatic effect, introducing a fire ring or outdoor fireplace could be that beautiful and bold gesture that will bring your outdoor space to life.
Enhance the beauty and serenity of your outdoor living space by incorporating a decorative water feature, such as a pondless waterfall.
Landscape lighting can help bring your new outdoor space to life at night. In addition, landscape lighting also improves safety by defining steps, edges of walkways, and pool decks.
Drought-tolerant plants have really become the norm in landscape design. This year, vibrant and exotic colors like bold blues, periwinkle purples and, celosia oranges, are the way to go.
Hopefully, these ideas were helpful as you begin planning your landscape projects for 2014. If you need help refining your ideas or developing a plan that suits your lifestyle and needs, give us a call at 612-382-3400.