Your backyard could use a refresh.
It might sound a little harsh, but is it true?
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.
Check them out below!
1. Bring on the Fire Pits
Over the past few years, fire pits have continued to grow in popularity.
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 2019, 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!
2. Outdoor Rooms are All the Rage
The idea is super enticing: you can have the functionality of a traditional outdoor space while being outside.
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.
What a dream!
3. Interesting Plants: One of 2018's Biggest Landscaping Trends
Succulents and cacti are at an all-time high in popularity and aren't going anywhere in 2018. 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 and 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.
4. Textured Floors are Everything
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.
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
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 2018 is utilizing materials that simply mimic the look of real wood or stone.
This way, you can say goodbye to the grueling maintenance.
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.
Now's the time to try something new in your backyard space! Consider implementing one or more of these 2018 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.