Summer is fast approaching with warmer temperatures and lots more sunshine. Gone are the days where you wanted to stay inside to avoid the cold. Now is the time to make the most of every day and enjoy your outdoor spaces.
The trends for this year center around making your outdoor spaces easy to maintain. You don’t need to be a slave to your yard and you shouldn’t have to. The spaces are trending toward a natural setting, an oasis for you to relax and enjoy your time with your loved ones.
Call Impact Landscapes and get a free quote to find out what it would take to implement this year’s landscaping trends into your outdoor spaces!
1. Low Maintenance is Key
The biggest trend in 2019 is keeping things low maintenance. People want to spend less time working in the yard and more time enjoying it. Now, this makes for a wonderful summer.
Look for shrubs and plants that are native to your area. Impact Landscapes can recommend and select the best plants – commonly dwarf size shrubs that require minimal pruning are the best choice. These plants come in all price ranges to fit your budget. Native plants do not require a lot of pesticides, fertilizer, or extra water. This means more time for you to relax and enjoy other activities besides caring for your yard.
2. Multifunctional Outdoor Furniture
All sorts of hardscaping options are out there. Firepits that double as coffee tables, multi-sectional furniture that can be rearranged to accommodate your guests. Hanging edible gardens are also hot. Bringing the indoors outside with outside living spaces, complete with sound systems, heaters, and a cooking area is another trending style which is sure to stay in for years to come. Firepits are still hot in 2019 and have proven to be a great source of ambiance and heat.
Landscapers are still declaring that Pergolas are more popular than ever in 2019. They are the perfect way to give you a little shade and define your space. Costs vary wildly depending on how fancy you want your pergolas to be. The most popular materials are wood and vinyl. Wood is the most durable and makes the most sense when you are having it built or building it yourself. Ready-made vinyl pergolas are also available at an affordable price.
You can create warmth and charm with a pergola by adding hanging plants and vines. People often hang lights and even plant plants on top of there pergola to create an inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy their summer days and evenings.
4. Pink is all the Rage!
Pink is the landscaping color trend for 2019. Roses, hibiscus, petunias all come in beautiful shades of pink. These shades of pink bring peace and serenity to outdoor spaces. Throw in some yellow to brighten your space even more.
5. Heavy Metal isn’t just for Rockers!
Iron and steel are the rage in landscaping circles this year. Sculptures, metal birdbaths, and fountains are all in style. You can find lawn art at your higher end gardening stores or at Costco for a reasonable price. Metal is a great way to bring interest to your outdoor space and add value to your home.
6. Ferns are Making a Comeback
Did you know that Ferns have existed over 350 million years ago? You can bet this plant species is hardy! Many varieties of Ferns exist, consult with Impact Landscapes to determine the best type of Fern for your outdoor space. Ferns are also great indoor plants and can improve the quality of the air.
It’s not too late to start planning and implementing the outdoor trends for 2019. Call Impact Landscapes and we will provide you with an estimate, free of charge. Having a beautiful, comfortable living space outside is worth the effort and will increase the value of your home.