Do you need to step up your game when it comes to landscaping? How you shape both your front and backyard will influence the curb appeal of your home. Even the smallest detail like the direction you mow your lawn in can affect the presentation of your home.
To help you take your landscaping to the next level, we found some of the best landscaping trends of 2018.
Taking the Indoors Outside
It’s becoming quite common for homeowners to make their backyards look like a living room. The right design and layout can make the outdoors just as comfortable as relaxing inside.
Furnish your backyard with comfortable chairs and couches that can withstand the outdoors. An outdoor fireplace can have the feel of being inside your home even as the sun sets. Also, strategically placing soft lighting will help create a comforting and welcoming atmosphere.
Setting Up for Entertainment
A yard is meant to have fun with friends and family, so it’s no wonder that developing an entrainment space is a top trend for landscaping. Bringing your kitchen and bar outside is a favorite way of achieving that feeling.
Your entertainment setup can be as elaborate as you want it to be. A small bar with stools makes for a welcoming place to hang out. A refrigerator and ice maker will keep all your guests hydrated throughout the day. The idea is to make the space functional while being inviting.
An “imperfect garden” is a new trend for this year and is based on Japanese “WabiSabi” gardening – appreciating the naturally imperfect world. Homeowners will intentionally place imperfections in their landscape to better reflect a natural look.
No more straight rows of flowers and shrubs, or perfect edging around the garden bed. Instead, repurpose old materials to use in your landscaping design. The imperfect garden should be one that continuously changes over time.
Beautiful, Natural Lawn
One trend that will never go away has an immaculate, natural lawn. It’s quite common for homeowners to strive for a beautiful, lush, green lawn that makes their house stand out from the rest. Lawn care will help achieve that.
The climate in which you live in will help determine the type of lawn care best suited for your yard. One way to keep your lush lawn at its vibrant green color is through core aeration. A machine removes cores of soil which allows for oxygen and water to seep deep into the soil. This helps replenish the nutrients the soil needs to grow a lush lawn.
Creating a space that can be used to meditate, relax, and escape from any stresses throughout the day is a rising trend for landscaping. Bringing in water elements that offer the calming sound of running water and purifying plants that clean the air are ways of building your outside oasis.
Try adding in one of these trends to your landscape design. Sometimes changing the layout of your yard can make a significant difference in the look and feel of your home.