Upgrading your landscaping is one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. That being said, landscaping isn’t just about planting a few trees and shrubs. If you want a really upgraded look, you need to know the prevalent trends to create a truly contemporary design. Here are just some of the hot trends you should know about.
Try the Hygge Concept
Hygge (pronounced as hoo-gah) is a danish concept that seeks to create a smooth transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. For instance, a hygge design might involve installing a fire pit or fireplace in the yard, that’s complemented by outdoor furniture where people can gather. For ease of maintenance—and to continue the indoor-outdoor vibe—the ground may be covered in clay tiles, not unlike your floor indoors.
Go for Bee-Friendly Plants
You can’t get blooms if not for bees. The bad news is that their numbers declined by about 23% from 2008-2013. As such, more and more homeowners are choosing nectar-producing plants that are friendly to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. You might also want to include a birdbath in the design, as these creatures need to regularly drink water in order to thrive.
Old-Fashioned DIY look
Landscape artists also see that clients are choosing a more fuss-free and unconventional style. This involves the use of unpretentious materials or installations—swing seating instead of the traditional patio chairs, railway ties as patio flooring, free-form decks, and vintage furniture.
The goal is to achieve a look that’s authentic and not overly made up. After all, your lawn or backyard is a place to relax and let your hair down, so it should exude a sense of casual comfort.
These days, locally sourced goods are all the rage—and this preference applies to clients’ choice as to which plants go into their yard. As such, more people are requesting endemic plants, those that are native to the area’s ecosystem. This movement has practical benefits, too—endemic plant life is much easier to maintain and is sure to thrive in your garden or yard because they suit the local soil conditions and climate.
Those seeking more inspirations would do well to take a look at landscaping magazines for more inspirations. When you’ve finally settled on the trends you wish to apply in your yard, be sure to get in touch with a landscaping firm that can do the work for you—from the design, right down to execution.
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