Four 2018 Garden Trends to Spruce Up Your Landscaping
Are you ready to change up your landscaping this year? Now is the time to start planning. By the time you've re-envisioned your yard, select your plants, furnishings, and materials, spring weather should be here. Since sprucing up your garden means you plan to spend more time in it, you should consider these four trends this year.
1. Making More with Less
As houses grow, yards seem to shrink. Unless you want to farm your ground, this trend could be a good thing. If an expansive lawn with little else to cultivate appeals to you, then a smaller yard means less lawn care or the need to play the lottery hoping to cover the water bill. But these smaller gardens lend themselves well to creative planting and landscaping features. A corner fountain, embraced by border gardens of flowers or vegetables along the property line, creates visual interest. Drop a gazebo or pergola in the center for relaxation or dining, and your backyard will become your instant getaway no matter how large or small.
2. Inviting Winged Wildlife
A nature-friendly trend is to create a haven for birds and butterflies. Attracting hummingbirds is as easy as growing flowers with red blooms. Dazzling orioles also feed on nectar, but they prefer the color orange. Placing orange and red lawn decorations throughout the yard gets these colorful birds to zero in on your property. Butterflies have a thing for the blues and purples. By planting the types of flowers and shrubs that appeal to birds and butterflies, you'll probably find bees making a line to the party, as well. With all of the color exploding from your ground, if you plan to grow food, too, you'll have an army of pollinators eager to spread the love around your vegetable plants and fruit trees. Meyers Green Services can coach you on the right plants to select for the types of winged creatures you would like to invite.
3. Creating Privacy
Does your yard feel too exposed? Finding ways to obscure the garden enough to enjoy a bit of privacy without coming off as a grumpy old neighbor has landscapers dreaming up many creative solutions. Developing borders around the yard with tall shrubs or low trees seems friendlier than stark privacy fences. Around the patio or pool, planters bursting with a variety of greenery and color provide an intimate space to relax without an audience.
4. Eating Al Fresco
Dining inside in the summer seems a waste of a great season. More homeowners than ever are finding creative ways to enjoy meals in the fresh air under trees or pergolas. By landscaping in a paved path to a covered seating area, you can escape the heat of the kitchen or grill and enjoy supper in a more park-like setting.
A professional landscaping designer can help you make the most of your outdoor area. Not only can Meyers Green Services install the features you desire, but we can also plan a lawn care program to maintain your yard as it grows and matures. Get inspired with one of our designers and schedule your consultation today!