Landscaping 2018 Trends

Published On May 24, 2018 | By Clare Louise | Home improvement

Landscapes are a true value-add to your property. They become the backdrop for your home structure, give you beautiful open spaces to relax and entertain in, and increase the curb appeal and value of your property as well.

As an increasing number of people look to create better relaxation spaces on their property, landscaping trends keep changing.

  1. Custom designed backyard water features

Incorporating a few custom-designed and well-planned natural water features into your backyard is one of the best ways to create the oasis you want. Features such as Koi ponds, shallow reflecting pools, and stone fountains are the perfect addition to any residential property.

  1. Living walls/vertical gardens in landscaping

Homeowners that have compact yard spaces, always wonder how they can install flowering plants and shrubs. They rue the fact that they don’t have the space to plant these in their yards. But there is a very simple solution to this problem; if you have a small yard and still want some plants and flowers in it, consider getting a vertical garden or living wall installed. You can use containers and pots to grow plants vertically along exterior walls of your home, a shed or even a freestanding unit. This is an excellent way to incorporate both function & style into your yard spaces.

  1. Succulents and energy-efficient plants

Succulents are plants that never seem to go out of style and they have become a major trend in 2018. These are available in a number of varieties and are very easy to maintain too. Many people feel that these only add greenery and no color, but the fact is it’s easy to find flowering succulents that bloom can add a pop of color to your garden. If you are conscious about water consumption, you should consider Xeriscaping or landscaping with water-efficient plants. Consider replacing your grass lawns and other spaces in the garden with resilient and water-efficient groundcover.

  1. Mosaic tile walks and paths

Mosaic stone and tile look great in any type of outdoor setting. Not only are they very stylish, but also lend a charming, whimsical look to your garden. You will find mosaic tiles of various shades, colors, and textures to create the aesthetic you want. Natural stone pathways and walkways have given way to stunning mosaic and tiled features. They look beautiful against any mulch or greenery in your garden.

  1. Outdoor dining spaces

Outdoor kitchens have always been popular, but this year homeowners are building outdoor dining rooms in their yards. This is a great way to make the space more inviting and functional.  Having an outdoor dining room is a great way to make optimal use of your yard spaces. You can install a gazebo, pavilion or a pergola and create a dining room under these structures.

In closing

These 2018 trends are a great way to add greenery and more usable space in the outdoor areas of your property. If you’re looking to upgrade the features in your landscape this year, consider the landscaping features and installations we just discussed above. When picking out plants, keep aspects such as health, wellness, and water-efficiency in view. Choose furniture that is weather-resistant and made from sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood and glass etc.

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