Landscaping Design Trends in 2020
Landscaping is a fantastic way to get more from your garden and therefore your home. With the right garden layout/design, you’ll not only have a relaxing space to chill out in during the summer, but also a wonderful view from your back windows AND a space for playing with the kids.
If you want to make the very most of a landscape design though, then it pays to make sure it is future proof. That means it should employ a modern look that will still look contemporary five-ten years from now.
Landscaping Design Trends in 2020
Here are a few examples of landscaping trends in 2020 that will ensure your garden amazing for years to come.
One of the biggest trends for 2020 is to choose a more minimal layout with the lowest-maintenance possible.
When you speak to your landscaping contractor you might well find yourself getting excited by all the options and coming up with some extravagant design with flowers everywhere and lots of grass and generally a whole lot to think about. While you may well have designed the perfect garden here though, what’s important to remember is that you are also going to have to actually maintain that garden. It will be your job to water the plants and to make sure that weeds don’t take over your flower bed. And if you create too much work then it will all just end up getting on top of you and you’ll end up with a horrible mess of a garden ironically. This is why opting to include a little decking (much easier to look after) or just sticking to some plants that don’t require a degree in horticulture to maintain is often the better strategy. Less can be more, especially when you have other commitments to bear in mind.
Ask yourself this: would you rather have an elaborate design that constantly looks overgrown and tired or a more simple layout that looks pristine all year round? Many homeowners are even going so far as to use artificial lawns!
Outdoor Living Spaces
Outhouses, summer houses, and more elaborate sheds are quickly becoming popular. People seem to want to spend more time immersed in nature, and that means they need somewhere sheltered from the weather that they can relax, read, and drink a hot drink.
Installing an outdoor living space is an excellent way to make your garden more appealing for the new decade, while also giving it more function and potential use.
Garden lighting is especially popular in 2020, so you should consider investing in solar lights or even spotlights. Consider creating “oases” of light. Rather than trying to create a flat lighting profile throughout the entire garden, seek to light some features and areas more than others. These pockets of light will draw the eye, while also creating a more interesting and dynamic look overall.
If you want to bring special attention to a particular water feature or plant, making that the only lit item is a great way to do so!
Another feature that is currently very trendy for 2020 landscape design is the water feature. This can help to create a more serene feeling, and is the perfect center piece for a patch of lawn or garden. Get creative with your water features
A somewhat Eastern theme is something that lends itself very well to the minimal sensibilities of modern landscaping as well as the inclusion of water features. This has been in-vogue for the past several years and is showing no signs of slowing down. Rock gardens are a great way to make this a part of your design.
Finally, consider the use of the Pantone color of the year in your design: classic blue!
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