Although an estimated 67% of all landscaping projects in the U.S. involve single family residential homes, it's probably been a while since you've spruced up your property. If you're looking for some cutting-edge landscaping ideas, it's a good idea to look at some of the trends that have captured the attention of professional landscapers all across the country. Below, you'll find just a few of the most popular landscaping projects we've seen in 2018.
Making Use of Small Spaces
A lot of people simply don't know how to landscape in small spaces (or they assume it can't even be done). But if you have a small yard space, you can still embrace some effective landscape design techniques to make these spots look their best. Getting creative with hardscaping and embracing multipurpose features (like stone structures that can be used for seating, entertaining, and eating) can help you get more out of less.
You might have heard that our pollinators are dwindling. That puts all species (including humans) in extreme danger. Many gardeners and landscapers have made it their mission to use as many native plants as possible and to accommodate local wildlife by making their green spaces more welcoming habitats. There are many ways to create gorgeous landscapes while keeping our animal friends in mind. If this sounds like a mission you want to keep in mind, make sure your landscapers understand your vision and that you don't use any harmful chemicals that could be toxic to these creatures.
Dining Al Fresco
Arguably, there's no better way to enjoy your outdoor space than to dine amongst the flowers. Although outside dining has traditionally been located right outside the doors of a home (on a patio or desk, for instance), that's starting to change a bit. Some of the most popular landscaping projects of this past year actually moved the dining table and even the outdoor kitchen a bit further away in order to provide a truly immersive and totally natural experience. This may require some creativity on the part of your landscapers -- and you'll have to carry the food a bit farther -- but a lot of homeowners say it's well worth the view.
Highlighting Unique Craftsmanship
Instead of opting for a cookie cutter landscaping option, most homeowners now want something that's one-of-a-kind. That's why many families are prioritizing hardscaping and carpentry features that are totally unique to their home. Whether made out of stone or wood, these features can add charm and privacy while making a real statement.
This year, there was no shortage of popular landscaping projects. But these definitely made our list. To find out more about implementing some of these landscaping trends on your property, contact us today.