The 2019 landscaping trends are in.
The National Association of Landscaping Professionals found that homeowners today want low maintenance yards that are peaceful, friendly to wildlife, and engineered to entertain.
As our work lives and personal lives are more hectic and stressful than ever, people want to be able to come home and kick back and enjoy their tiny slice of nature.
So, if you want to stand out from everyone else in your neighborhood, below we will discuss five landscaping trends that will freshen up your outdoor space to make it unique and memorable.
Table of Contents
- Go Pink
- Stripe Your Lawn
- Outdoor Metals
- Multi-Function Landscapes
- Pergolas For Outdoor Living
- Peaceful, Functional, and Fun
1. Go Pink
Millennial pink, dusty rose, and earthy coral have been huge trends in the last couple of years.
And, it's only going to get bigger after Pantone named Living Coral their color of the year for 2019.
Pink hues look fantastic against green, creating a huge demand for pink flower beds to go against crisp green grass.
To stretch the pink craze even more, landscape professionals are also expecting that softer, light blush pink tones will become the new neutral.
They expect that people will choose the soft pink tones for flooring materials, surfaces, and finishes to tie in the bolder coral tones.
2. Stripe Your Lawn
There's nothing better than a freshly cut, lush, green lawn in the middle of summer.
But that doesn't seem to be enough anymore.
Landscape pros are getting more and more requests to "liven up" their already flawless lawns with stripes and other patterns.
Maybe it has something to do with baseball season in the middle of summer. They want their yards to remind them of the ballpark.
Luckily, lawn striping isn't hard to do.
Most mowers already create a type of stripe as the lawnmower tires, and deck bends the grass in the direction the mower is moving.
3. Outdoor Metals
Since peaceful, low maintenance yards are what people want more and more these days, metal has become the latest landscaping material of choice.
Metal is extremely durable and low-maintenance, so it's going to last a long time, and you're not going to have to work on it too much.
Metal doesn't require staining, finishing, sanding, or sealing.
You just set it and forget it.
Look for a metal pergola, furnishings, and other outdoor accessories in metal.
4. Mult-Function Landscapes
Nobody wants a garden they can only look at anymore.
Gone are the days of the "off-limits" flower gardens.
Instead, families want practical spaces. The more uses a garden has, the better.
Some of the top multi-purpose landscape trends are:
- Sitting areas with water features, as well as flowers that butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other wildlife can enjoy.
- A winding path planted with edible herbs
- A vertical garden that doubles as a privacy fence
- Built-in wall seating
5. Pergolas For Outdoor Living
Everyone is trying to bring the outdoors inside.
Merging indoor and outdoor living seems to be high on every homeowner's wish list.
An outdoor structure that creates an extra room also adds to a home's useful square footage, so it's a win-win.
Today's pergolas are more sophisticated than ever.
Some of the top pergola trends include structures with:
- A fire feature or space heater
- Luxury outdoor kitchens
- Seating areas with a large outdoor sectional
- Roll down windows
- Lighting features
- Sound systems
Peaceful, Functional, and Fun
When you get home from work, you want to come home to an outdoor sanctuary, not a bunch of outdoor chores.
Your yard and outdoor spaces need to be an escape from the hustle and bustle, instead of adding to it.
The five ideas we listed above will give you a feeling of peace and tranquility, and they will help set your yard apart from every other yard in the neighborhood.
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