The same can be said for your backyard, too. Don’t you want a beautiful place to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air? Don’t you want a beautiful place for some Sunday afternoon grilling? Of course you do! This is why landscaping is so important!
So, if you’re thinking about giving the outdoor areas around your home a facelift, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’re going to explore some of the biggest trends in landscaping for 2019! By following any of these trends, you should be assured of having a gorgeous home not just inside, but outside as well!
1. Paving Stones
When you’re looking to create a gorgeous and luxurious walkway for your landscape, look no further than paving stones.
2. Manicured Entryways
Here’s something that really combines the beauty of the natural with the design aesthetic of your home’s exterior.
3. Local Plants
There’s such an emphasis on the local these days, particularly when it comes to landscaping and plants you might include.
4. Local Materials
Likewise, there’s also an emphasis on locally sourced materials, something that can really make your home feel a part of the neighborhood.
In terms of defining the look of an outdoor living space, you can really do no better than a beautiful pergola.
6. Contemporary Styling
Seeking to add a sense of order to their outdoor living spaces, many homeowners are tending toward contemporary aesthetics.
7. Terraced Gardens
In order to really define the space of both front yards and back yards, there’s definitely a movement toward terraced gardens.
8. Outdoor Kitchens
Why stop at a simple grill in your backyard when you can built a fully functional outdoor kitchen?
Not only does a fountain look beautiful, the sound of it also imbues your outdoor living space with a sense of calm.
10. LED Lights
More and more homeowners are using colored LED lights to highlight certain aspects of their landscape design, particularly water features.
If you don’t want to go so far as to include a fountain either in your front yard or backyard, you can always create a beautiful waterfall.
Alternatively, small ponds – and particularly Koi ponds – are definitely in vogue in 2019.
They don’t just need to be for children! Swings can be a wonderful and whimsical touch to your outdoor areas.
14. Outdoor Bars
In the same manner that people are using outdoor kitchens these days, so too are homeowners building outdoor gardens.
15. Fire Pits
This one isn’t really a new trend, but it’s one that’s definitely accelerating for 2019. A nice fire pit is what many homeowners are after.
16. Defining Areas
The use of walkways and paving stones is helping many homeowners to define different “spaces” within their backyards.
17. Unique Fences
If you’re going to fence yourself in, you may as well do so in a way that’s visually interesting and striking.
18. Garden Rooms
Really being able to enjoy your outdoor living spaces is paramount, which is why many landscapers are now being tasked with making beautiful outdoor garden rooms.
19. Tall Trees
Vertical space is important in your backyard, too, which is why homeowners are planting trees to ‘build upwards’, so to speak.
20. Low Maintenance
Particularly in dryer and more arid climates, homeowners are seeking to build outdoor living spaces that are as low maintenance as possible.