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When it comes to landscaping services, people are always wondering what’s in style right now. From small flowers and shrubs to dramatic water features and fire pits, there are so many options for choosing what to do with your outdoor area. To help you get ready for spring, this article is going to discuss a few key landscaping trends expected to be seen this year.
According to the National Garden Bureau, 2018 has been deemed Year of the Tulip. Of all the flower choices, there’s really no flower that says “spring” like tulips do. Unfortunately, people who live in areas with large populations of rodents must take extended measures to protect their tulips. But for those who have fewer wildlife problems, Tulips are perfect. There is a variety of color choices available, which allows every gardener to have a unique mixture. Multipurpose Landscaping Features: Particularly in small gardens, experts are expecting to see features that have multiple uses. Water features, fire pits, hard-scaping fixtures, and other structures can be utilized as planters, extra seating, and even for functional purposes like rainwater collecting. Experts expect homeowners to really make the most of the space they have in 2018.
While small gardens are not always necessarily a choice for homeowners, more and more people are accepting them. Utilizing landscaping services in a small area promotes creativity and innovation in determining how to best design the limited space. When it comes to landscape design in a small area, it’s important to really plan out each feature in the area in order to really maximize the space available.
Avid gardeners and landscape designers should be aware of the dwindling habitats wildlife are being exposed to. More cities, factories, and neighborhoods are being designed and built with little regard for the wildlife it may be impacting. Because of this, more gardeners are choosing to share their outdoor space with the surrounding wildlife. This can include reducing pesticide use, planting more berry-bearing plants, and choosing plants that will attract bees and butterflies.
While 64% of homeowners who are upgrading their outdoor spaces are focusing on the backyard, more homeowners are also choosing to bring the green inside. Experts are seeing more people getting creative with their houseplants, choosing indoor containers and interior courtyards. Bringing plant life indoors has major upsides to it. Not only will it create focal points within a room, but increase the air quality as well.
These trends can be a great starting point when you begin to design your landscaping this spring. But it’s important to remember when you begin your landscaping services that it is your space and you should design it with your personal style in mind.