This year, landscape design is about staycations, curb appeal – and environmentally conscious gardens. Check out what 2019 has in store for the residential community.
The Indoors – Outdoors
Indoor Amenities in the Backyard
In a money-saving climate, traditional vacations get put on the backburner. Instead of leaving home for a hotel room, people are transforming their landscapes into destinations unto themselves. Staycation landscaping is a way to save money with an anytime retreat at home.
Bringing the indoors outdoors is one trend that hasn’t slowed down. An outdoor kitchen design complete with a fireplace, outdoor bar, and sound system is one way you can enjoy the outdoors well into the night.
Privacy in an urban setting is possible with the right landscape design. People are embracing the idea of outdoor rooms with seating and fire pits. Create seclusion by surrounding your quiet space with trees and shrubs.
The sound of running water can add a sense of peace to your landscape, and outdoor water features are designed for just that purpose. Waterfalls, ponds, and fountains all bring tranquility to your outdoor living space.
Appealing to Home Buyers
Aesthetic Appeal for the Home Buyer Market
Selling a home on par with the estimated value requires more than a good real estate agent; It requires buyer attraction. Aesthetic appeal is a major selling point. Just as quality commercial landscaping can lend a favorable impression to a business, quality residential landscaping showcases your property in a positive light.
Well-lit paths and driveways help your property appear inviting and safe – a major psychological draw. Make sure your landscape is easy to navigate with strategically placed outdoor lighting.
Many people don’t have time to maintain their landscaping on their own. If you’re planning to sell your house, either recommend a landscaper or embrace a design that requires minimal maintenance. You can minimize maintenance with hardscapes, dry garden beds, and timed sprinkler systems.
Eco-Friendly Garden Trends
Outdoor gardens are taking an eco-turn with environmentally conscious homeownership. Feed yourself and the dwindling bee population with these eco-friendly trends.
While people are designing landscapes that bring the indoors outdoors, they’re bringing harvested plants from the outdoors back to their kitchens. Edible gardens – foodscapes – are a trend combining beautiful landscape design with nutritive function. Grow tomatoes, herbs, gourmet lettuce, and more right from your backyard.
Pollination and Bee-Friendly Gardens
The decline of bee populations has some homeowners working to reverse this alarming trend. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is one initiative created around the idea of designing landscapes around pollinators like bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. A pollination friendly garden provides nectar and pollen sources, with a water source, in an area that has natural light and wind.