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5 Landscaping Trends You'll Want To Try This Year!

Published by Publié par Julie Dionne on le May 3, 2019 2:04:32 PM
Let's face it, your backyard could use a refresh.
With staycation of everyone's mind this year, why not move forward with that backyard renovation you've been dreaming about?
If you're not sure where to start or what to do first, don't fret. We've compiled 5 landscaping trends that should try this year.

1. Bring on the Fire Pits

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Over the past few years, fire pits have continued to grow in popularity. How come?
They are a perfect way to bring a little outdoor lifestyle to your suburban backyard, bringing the feel of a campfire home.
They also are great for generating outdoor heat and light while not eating up your electricity bill. Plus, a little extra warmth can make those chilly spring or fall nights last a little longer.
The good news is in 2020, there are so many different types, styles, and price points that you'll definitely be able to find one that works for you and your budget. You could even consider building one yourself! Enjoy every second of the day and night in the great outdoors with your loved ones, cuddled up by your backyard fire pit. 

2. Outdoor Rooms are All the Rage

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The idea is super enticing: you can enjoy the same comfort of the indoors, in your backyard!
That's why outdoor rooms will continue to be one of the year's hottest landscaping trends. In fact, a recent study found more than 75% of U.S. homes have an outdoor grill or smoker. And it's just going to continue to grow.
These outdoor spaces can include kitchens, living rooms, showers, and of course lots of comfortable furniture!
Imagine being able to cook an entire meal outside with your friends and family, all while listening to music, watching tv, or jumping in the pool. After dinner, stay outside while making a fire, roasting s'mores, and cuddling up in a blanket. The name of the game this year is bringing the indoors out! Make your backyard as comfortable as your indoor living spaces! You'll never want to go back inside! 

3. Interesting Plants: One of this year's biggest landscaping trends

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Plants are at an all-time high in popularity and aren't going anywhere this year. These can be a great way to really provide your garden with needed structure.
Consider the unique plants that would work in your garden. See how you can branch out.
In fact, take a trip to your local distributor and set a goal to open your mind to plants you haven't tried before. See if there is anything exotic or out of the ordinary that would give your yard a unique touch. The right plants can teleport you to a tropical paradise, or a secluded resort in the Arizona desert. 

4. Textured Floors are Everything

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For a while, minimalist flooring has been the norm. But this year keep an eye out for textured flooring.
What does this mean exactly?
It's all about the stones. Homeowners and landscapers are utilizing all types of different materials for pathways and other outdoor flooring areas.
Consider using new types of limestone, or granite as well as cobblestones. Smaller, more unique textured tiles will continue to grow in popularity this year, overtaking larger, clean patterns that are common today. A texture can become the focus of your backyard if you're looking to create a standout design. If you're more into traditional spaces, opt for a natural stone look-alike slab that will have you convinced you're walking on real stones. The possibilities are endless. 
Raw concrete is also a big trend to watch out for, used around pools, barbecues, and countertops.

5. Natural Looking Materials with a Low Maintenance Twist

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Let's be honest. One of the biggest headaches of an outdoor space is the effect weather has on materials. That's why one of the hottest landscaping trends of the year is utilizing materials that simply mimic the look of real wood or stone. This way, you can say goodbye to the grueling maintenance. In fact, there are many landscape stones on the market that look exactly like real stone or wood, but come with little to no maintenance. It's really a win-win situation! 
Another way this is entering the marketplace is in fabrics. Consider using a synthetic instead of real leather, which reduces wear and tear and saves you money in the long run.

Next Steps

Now's the time to try something new in your backyard space! Consider implementing one or more of this year's landscaping trends in your yard.
Not sure where to start? Check out our backyard planning guide for some direction.
And contact us if you need anything else. We can't wait to help.



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