If there is one term to describe what the 2017 landscaping world has to offer its “Back to Basics”. As consumers start yearning for a more simplistic lifestyle, outdoor trends will follow in the materials and plants chosen. Creating a comforting outdoor space that offers both natural beauty and basic upkeep will be important along with a more organic feel to the backyard. Hardscapes will still be popular but so will free-form patios, edible gardens and native planting.
Here just a few of the hottest trends for 2017:
Water Features – Small ponds, fountains and other water features will be welcomed back into the backyards this year as people look to create more calm in their outdoor space. Even those in the Midwest will be wanting to create their own tropical oasis just steps from their home. Natural rock waterfalls will also be big as consumers look to create unique focal points within their landscape design.
Small, Edible Gardens – Many people will be hoping to grow their own vegetables, herbs and more in 2017. Small, edible gardens will help them achieve that dream. Choosing an area of the yard best suited for gardening is the key to success. The area should receive ample sunlight, be protected from strong winds and have access to sufficient water and drainage.
Easy Upkeep – Homeowners will be wanting to spend less time maintaining their yard in 2017. Expect many to hire local landscaper provides such as Martin John Company to provide the upkeep for them. There will also be a big demand for easy-to-maintain plants and vegetation.
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